Toughened glass is 3-4 times tougher than standard glass. It has an increased resistance to sudden changes in temperature.
It has a high resistance to bending and impact, which makes toughened glass a material often used in modern architecture.
When broken, toughened glass breaks safely, i.e. it breaks into small pieces with blunt edges, thus reducing the consequences of possible injury to a minimum.
The manufacture of toughened glass consists in subjecting the finally shaped glass pane (dimension, edge treatment, possible holes, undercuts) to heating and rapid cooling. As a result of this process, compressive stresses are generated on the surface of the glass, while the tensile stresses in the interior are compensated.
Places of application:
- shower cabins
- glass balustrades
- glass doors
- partition walls and units entirely made from glass
- glass canopies
- laminated glass landings
- sliding doors
- tabletops and shelves
- multiple glazed units