Tempered glass is manufactured by heating up the float glass to a high temperature, then blowing air onto its surface, cooling it down swiftly and uniformly.
- On the same thickness Tempered Glass has bending and impact strength which is 3 to 5 times higher than that of ordinary glasses.
- As resistant to rapid temperature changes (thermal shocks), Tempered Glass is approximately 3 times as ordinary float glasses.
- When broken, Tempered Glass will shatter into small pieces to prevent serious injuries.
“As Tempered Glass is well balanced in tension and compression stress, it cannot be cut, sanded or bent. All dimensions and specifications must be determined precisely before tempering process. “
Tempered Glass is not cracked or weakened if it is slightly damaged, but may be broken if deep scratches are made with a hard material. In such a case, the glass may not break immediately, but may break after sometimes has passed.