Toughened / Tempered Glass
Tempered glass is immensely versatile and used in a wide variety of products. Glass is used in automobile windows to make them less dangerous in the event of an accident. In other words, tempered glass will break into smaller, duller pieces than annealed glass, making it the safer choice.
In addition, we found around the home in heat-adjacent objects such as stovetops, counters, ovens, and tabletops. Essentially, toughened tempered glass can be found anywhere that requires glass to withstand a great deal of wear and tear. For instance, It is specifically made to avoid injury in case of breakage and provides an ideal solution for:
- High-pressure windows
- Lighting products
- Explosion-proof windows
- Display cases
In conclusion, related Processes and Specific Requirements of Glass Tempering is created by heating glass. The tempering process involves a couple of steps:
Heating: The glass travels through a high-heat tempering oven and is heated to approximately 1200 °F.
Quenching: Quenching procedure is very fast, and consists of several nozzles blasting the glass with cool air for several seconds. the surface and edges to become compressed and the inner layer to be in tension, thus strengthening the material by three to five times.