We cannot move forward without interacting with glass every day — we look through it, drink from it, and it helps us see clearly. Not all the glass are same and let’s talk about Tempered glasses, the most popular glass pane used in construction and almost all other industries.
Many of the most iconic structures around the world have glass as the primary building material. Tempered or toughened glass is one such member of the glass family, especially made to provide safety and security in style. Tempered glass is manufactured by heating up the material and then quickly cooling it down to make it stronger and more durable than normal glasses. This particular specialized glass has allowed industries to use strengthened glass in a wide variety of applications, as it delivers a wide range of benefits.
Tempered glass, also known as safety glass, is utilized in various applications ranging from car windshields to shower doors and curtain walls. Toughened glass panels are usually used in applications where safety is of the utmost priority Unlike normal glass even if it breaks due to exposure to very harsh conditions, it never shatters so the risk factor is very less.
One of the most important reasons behind tempering glass is to provide it with the strength to combat harsh environmental conditions without losing its characteristics. The tempering process changes the composition of the glass giving it durability, strength, and scratch resistance. A tempered glass is at least four to five times stronger than normal glass.
The ability to withstand high temperature and variations in temperatures makes this tempered glass ideal for use in aviation, aerospace and buildings to meet fire code regulations.
Tempered / toughened glass can be moulded and cut in varied creative ways. Other appliances includes drinking glasses, cookware, laboratory glassware, mobile phone screens etc
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