Wired glass is a flat glass produced by continuous casting or rolling. It is provided with a layer of mesh steel wire welded at all crossing points.
Wired glass produced in the rolling process. While the glass molten metal between two contra-rotating, water cooled steel rolls to an endless band of flat glass is formed. The core of the wire mesh via a special feeding directly in front of the design.
The wire mesh binds the resulting fragments in case of glass breakage. This minimizes the risk of injury. In addition, the broken wire glass has a certain residual supporting capacity. Due to the different thermal expansion behavior of wire and glass, it is susceptible to large fluctuations in temperature. Because the wire deposit represents a potential source of error, the strength compared to conventional float glass is reduced, but provides additional protection in case of fire.
Wired glass is used for its fire-resistant abilities and good rated to withstand both heat and hose streams. Therefore, only wired glass is used in service lifts to prevent the penetration of fire in the lift shaft. The wire prevents the glass from the frame to fall, even if it cracks at thermal load and it is more heat-resistant than composite materials.