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TOUGHENED GLASS also known as TOUGHENED SAFETY GLASS


Toughened Glass (also known as tempered glass) that has been heat-treated to induce a high surface and /or edge compression. Fully toughened glass, if broken will fracture into many small pieces (dice) which are more or less cubical. Fully toughened glass is approximately 4 to 5 times stronger than annealed glass of the same thickness when exposed to uniform static pressure loads. When toughened glass breaks it shatters into small pieces minimising injury.

 

Toughened glass is physically and thermally stronger than normal glass and is used for its strength, safety and thermal resistance.

 

Toughened glass is made from annealed glass via a thermal tempering process where the glass is placed on a roller table passed through a furnace that heats it to about 600°C and then rapidly cooled by compressed air The cooling process allows the glass surface to contract quickly which forms a rigid outer layer around the glass making it strong and better to resist impact.

 

LAMINATED GLASS also known as LAMINATED SAFETY GLASS


Laminated glass called safety glass is two or more sheets of glass with a flexible interlayer (Poly Vinyl Butyral PVB) that prevents the glass from fragmenting when broken. In the event of glass breakage it is held in place by an interlayer which keeps the layers of glass bonded, is high in strength and averts the glass from shattering into sharp dangerous pieces.

 

Laminated glass is normally used where there is a possibility of human impact, eg glass sliding door, showerscreens. Laminated glass is often used for sound insulation because it dampens sound transmission.

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