Tempered glass is a kind of glass that is made to resist shattering into jagged shards. It also has many safety features that make it great for all kinds of applications. Usually, it used in cars and in public buildings like bus terminals, phone booths and any other place at risk for vandalism or accidental breakage. Let’s talk about some of the perks of tempered glass.
What Tempered Glass Has to Offer
- Safety – Safety is the main advantage of tempered glass. Tempered glass reduces the risk of injury caused by jagged glass shards. A glass that does not shatter into razor-sharp pieces can be used in places where breakage is inevitable. Tempered glass breaks into small, circular pieces because of the way the molecules bond. It will also shatter evenly and crumble into small pieces even if force is applied at one end. That means larger shards of broken glass will not crack off and fly through the air when the glass is broken. This makes it perfect for use in cars and trucks.
- Easy Clean-up – Tempered glass is easier to clean up. Since it crumbles into small pieces, there are fewer sharp shards and splinters that are difficult to pick up with a broom. Tempered glass can be swept up much like small rocks with a push broom, and thrown away in a dumpster without fear of the glass slitting open the trash bags or injuring a waste management worker. Broken tempered glass can even be vacuumed.
- Strength – Tempered glass is much stronger than regular glass. The process used to make it causes a stronger bond between the molecules in the glass. This means the glass can be used in places that call for a stronger transparent surface such as windshields in cars and trains, windows in laboratories and glass walkways.
- Heat Resistance – Tempered glass is more heat resistant than normal glass. This is another effect of the process to “cure” the glass. Since heat is applied during the process, the molecules become more resistant to higher temperatures. The glass will not melt or weaken even when flame is applied directly. This makes it ideal for laboratory uses, fire engines and buildings that must be built to strict fire codes.
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