Tempered glass

Tempered glass has been used traditionally in commercial applications where wind,
snow or thermal loads exceed the strengths capabilities of heat-strengthened glass
and in situations where tempered glass is mandated as a safety glass meeting legal regulations.

Characteristics

Tempered glass offers higher mechanical and thermal strength than annealed or
heat-strengthened glass, while retaining other normal properties.
Tempered glass has approximately four times the mechanical and thermal
strength of annealed glass of equal thickness. With the exception of strength and breakage
characteristics, tempered glass retains the normal properties of annealed glass, including
chemical resistance, hardness, expansion and deflection.
Tempered glass has a breakage pattern of small particles, that are much safer than
the large and sharp pieces resulting from a broken lite of annealed glass.
It is therefore called ”safety glass”.

Applications

Suitable where safety glazing is required.
Emergency exits.
Entry areas and store fronts, where required by building regulations.
Extremely high wind loads.

Availability

Minimum dimensions: 290x 210 mm
Maximum dimensions: 2800 x 5400 mm
Thickness: 4 to 15 mm