Tempered Glass: Everything You Need To Know

May 24, 2021

Tempered Glass: Everything You Need To Know

Tempered Glass also known as Safety glass is essential, because it provides your glass with a high level of protection as it is stronger and safer than standard float glass. It is mostly used in glass windows and doors; and is also also used in shower doors and business storefronts.

Glass companies like Mirodec, offer tempered glass solutions and can manufacture glass pieces according to your needs.

Safety Glass:

As the name suggests, the top priority of safety glass is to provide safe use. Therefore, the glass items are manufactured through different processes to make them break-resistant. Even if safety glass was to break, it is designed to be less likely to cause harm.

Different types of safety glass include Laminated Glass and Tempered Glass.

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that is manufactured by conjoining two or more panes of annealed glass together with an interlayer of your choice. This joining process is somewhat like a glass sandwich (glass, interlayer, glass).

If laminated glass is to break, the broken glass pieces will adhere to each other rather than falling to the floor and causing harm. This feature of laminated glass is beneficial, as it prevents the possibility of accidents and injuries.

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass, on the other hand, is manufactured with heat or chemicals and this process is used to strengthen the glass. This method is referred to as “tempering.” The benefit of tempered glass is that it can be up to four times stronger than annealed glass of the same size and thickness.

Some features of tempered glass are:

    • High tensile strength (it can bend easier without breaking)
    • Tempered glass is wind resistant
    • Tempered glass shatters into rounded cubes rather than pointy shards.

Discuss your needs with Mirodec, the number one glass manufacturer in the UAE.