Toughened Glass is manufactured by subjecting final size 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 the Glass its increased strength.
Offers a complete and proven solution for impact safety and strength:
- Up to 5 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.
- Ideal for use in countless applications, from windows to curtain walling
- When broken, toughened Glass shatters into small, blunt-edged fragments which reduce the risk of personal injury
A wide range of design options is available as almost all the options can be supplied in toughened form.
Laminated glass is available as acoustic laminated glass, with solar control and as self cleaning glass.
Solar glass is available in toughened or laminated form for safety and security requirements, and can be combined with other benefits such as noise control.
Firstly, it absorbs ultraviolet light from the sun, causing a reaction on the surface of the glass which breaks down and loosens dirt. Secondly, the glass surface has a coating which, when rain or water flows across the window, causes it to do so evenly across the surface instead of forming water droplets thereby taking dirt with it.
This helps keep the glass free from dirt, giving not only the practical benefit of less cleaning , but also clearer, better-looking windows. Self cleaning glass is available in laminated or toughened and can be combined with other benefits such as solar and noise control.
The careful and considered selection of glass can be crucial in helping to reduce noise level and meet noise requirements.
The highest noise insulation is achieved using an acoustic laminated glass. Noise control glass is available in laminated form and can be combined with other benefits such as solar control.