Central Glass and Glazing
has worked on hundreds of installations requiring toughened (tempered)
glass. Tempered glass is ordinary glass which has been toughened by a
process of heating, followed by rapid cooling. This process creates a
glass which is up to five times stronger than its original state.
Toughened glass can take a far greater impact than regular glass before
fracturing, aiding prevention of serious injury. If the glass pane does
break, it simply shatters into small granules with no jagged edges.
Typical uses for toughened glass include: glass facades, sliding doors,
building entrances, bath and shower enclosures and other uses requiring
superior strength and safety.
Toughened glass can be 'heat soaked' to provide a superior quality
making the pane much less susceptible to fracture from nickel sulphide
inclusions. The risk of breakage from nickel sulphide inclusions in
heat soaked toughened glass is less than 1 in 100,000kg.