Toughened Glass – a grade a safety glass up to 5 times stronger than standard annealed glass.
The toughened glass process heats glass to temperatures typically around 600°C then rapidly cools the glass by blasting cold air for set time period depending on the glass thickness and type.
Ideally suited for applications where additional strength, thermal resistance or safety is required to meet stringent Building Code requirements for use of a Grade A safety glass.
Features & Benefits
- Resists penetration from accidental or deliberate impact
- Safety – when damaged it forms harmless fragments instead of large dangerous shards
- Provides greater resistance to thermal stress
- It can be subjected to temperatures ranging from 70°C to 290°C
- Can be used in monolithic form or combined with a K&K IGU to increase energy efficiency added safety and noise reduction
- Four to five times stronger than normal annealed glass
- Extremely versatile, suitable all residential, commercial and industrial applications
- Residential and commercial buildings where Grade A safety glass is a requirement
- Shower enclosures
- Spandrel applications and thermal safety
- Shopfronts and entrances
- Custom Colour and digital ceramic glass
Virtually all glass types can be supplied in toughened form, the exceptions being some deeply patterned glass, wired and glass for lead lighting.