For a burglar, the easiest way into a house is often via the window pane, particularly if he can work undisturbed and the sound of broken glass does not attract attention. Here, laminated glass can be a big advantage, as it takes a lot more time and effort to break.
Rationel SECURE panes have been tested and are meet the highest national and European standards. You can read more about Rationel's security programme for windows and doors here.
Rationel SAFETY panes can be made of toughened glass, laminated glass or a combination of both. Safety glass reduces the risk of injury if someone falls into the pane, breaking the glass. When toughened glass breaks, it falls out of the sash and is shattered into small, harmless pieces.
If the glass is laminated, the pane will remain as one unit if it is broken. You cannot severely injure yourself on these types of glass. Rationel SAFETY has been tested and marked, according to the highest national and European standards.
Rationel FAÇADE is used in buildings, either to create a visually coherent façade or for special colour effects. Façade glass is well suited to ventilated and insulated panels and storey divisions. The type most widely used is enamelled glass, which is available in ten standard colours. FAÇADE is also available in special colours on request.
If you live in an area with heavy traffic or near to a railway line, the problem of noise pollution can be solved partly by using noise-reducing panes. Sound moves through the air as waves. These waves pass through one layer of glass almost unimpeded, but two glass sheets – as in a modern double-glazed unit – act as a break. The thicker the two glass sheets and the larger the distance between them, the better they break down the sound waves.
Rationel SOLAR is used mostly in office and commercial buildings that have large south and west glass façades, where overheating may occur during the summer months. We offer five types of panes, which limit the amount of sunlight and heat coming into a building, depending on the light and heat shielding levels required. SOLAR 70/40 and 51/27 are coated glass sheets with an almost neutral reproduction of colour when looking from the inside out.
SOLAR Green and Grey have tinted glass, which reduces the amount of light and heat coming into a building, but also slightly distorts the colour.