Laminated glass is made of two or more panes of glass that are “sandwiched” together by a layer of plastic, or PVB (polyvinyl butyral). The plastic comes in varying sizes and can be clear or tinted. This interlayer will keep the glass panes alongside one another even when fractured.
One of the most notable characteristic of laminated glass is that when it shatters, the broken glass sticks to the plastic rather than scatter into bits and pieces.
For vehicle windshields, the glass must be sufficient enough to endure the harsh elements and wayward debris, and furthermore protecting the vehicle’s passengers. This is why laminated glass is the best type of glass for windshields.