Tempered or Toughened glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the interior into tension.
Although in appearance the glass is virtually unchanged, the bending strength is, in fact, increased by a factor of four or five times, thereby reducing the risk of fracture and breakage from mechanical or thermal shock.
The glasses are fully tempered in our TAMGLASS HTF SUPER HORIZONTAL FLAT TEMPERING FURNACE, Made in Finland, by using EN & ASTM international standards for process.
The products are suitable for use as a safety glass defined by: BS 6262 , 16 CFR 1201 and ANSI Z97.1 1984 standards for building industry.
Advantages Of Tempered Glass
Tempered glass is one of two kinds of safety glass regularly used in applications in which standard glass could pose a potential danger. Tempered glass is four to five times stronger than standard glass and does not break into sharp shards when it fails.
The brittle nature of tempered glass causes it to shatter into small oval-shaped pebbles when broken. This eliminates the danger of sharp edges. Due to this property, along with its strength, tempered glass is often referred to as safety glass.