Toughened glass is a type of safety glass that can be known as tempered glass. This glass is one of the widely used glass in office, home and other buildings. What’s unique about this glass is that it is made to increase the strength and toughness of a normal glass.
The normal glass undergoes tension and compression which then breaks down the glass into pieces and cause potential injuries. Toughened safety glass is different because they are constructed to ensure safety and durability. Products like over doors, car windscreens, glass doors and glass partitions are manufactured with toughened glass.
How Toughened Glass is Made?
This type of glass is made by undergoing in the process of heat treatment (thermal tempering) and chemicals to upgrade its strength. Then, the glass is set through a furnace and heated to around 650°C. This puts the inner surface of the glass into tension (glass remains hot internally) while the outer surface experience compression (outer surface is rapidly cooled). As a result, the glass becomes stronger and can withstand intense pressure than the annealed glass.
The Advantages of Toughened Glass
Compared to regular annealed glass, the toughened glass is up to four to five times stronger and is able to withstand at least 10,000lbs psi of surface compression. What’s different about tempered glass is when it breaks, it doesn’t splinter into dangerous and sharp shards but rather crumbles into uniform pebbles. This characteristic makes the toughened glass a reliable material when safety is concerned.
By applying this glass to your workplace interiors, not only it is less likely to break, but also guarantee you a safe environment. This makes the tempered glass best suitable for public buildings, homes, and industrial facilities.
It is easy to clean when it breaks for you don’t have to worry about the sharp pieces that can injure anyone. You’ll just sweep it and put on the garbage bag. In addition, due to its resistance to thermal breakage, it is ideal to use as oven doors, laboratory equipment or cookware because of its capacity to withstand a direct flame.
What are the types of Toughened glass?
In terms of construction materials, we know that glass provides an interesting appeal and touch to the home interior. Luxury homes, industrial buildings, restaurants, and other facilities used toughened glass for their doors and windows.
Below are the most widely used glasses:
- Frosted toughened glass
- Clear toughened glass
- Reflective toughened glass
- Laminated toughened glass
- Tinted toughened glass
These glasses provide a luxurious feel and a stylish look to the home interior. They are commonly used for bathroom doors, windows, and others. The toughened glass comes in different sizes depending on the requirement or use. Its thickness varies from 1.5mm up to 19mm. They also come with different glazing types such as single, double or triple glass glazing as per need and purpose.
Toughened Glass by Diverse Glazing Group
Installing a toughened glass is always better done by professionals like us. It requires a guide of experts to make the installation run in a smooth and harmless process. Here at Diverse Glazing Group, we ensure a reliable and high-quality glass work. We have been providing excellent service around Perth and South West for many years and never fail to meet our clients’ expectations.
If you’re considering to have a toughened glass installation in your home or office, just send us a message and we will be there to provide you with the solutions you need.