Toughened safety glass

Overview

Toughened Glass is up to five times stronger than ordinary glass of the same thickness. Because of its increased strength, Toughened Glass allows architects and builders far greater scope in their use of glass in buildings. It meets worldwide safety standards for glass subjected to accidental human impact at the highest level of severity. Wherever the benefits of ordinary glass need to be combined with extra strength, safety or resistance to temperature differentials, Toughened Glass can offer a complete and proven solution.

Toughened Glass (THS) is the heat soaked form of Toughened Glass for those applications where a reduction in spontaneous fracture is advantageous, such as structural applications, barriers and roof glazing. In this case Toughened Glass (THS) should be specified along with the other product benefits required.

Toughened Glass is manufactured by subjecting final size, edgeworked panes of glass to a heating and cooling treatment whereby high compressive stresses are set up at the surfaces with balancing tensile stresses in the centre. The high compressive surface stresses give Toughened Glass its increased strength.

We offer all types of processing on toughened glass including polished edges, bevelled edges, drilling & cut outs


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