Tempered Safety Glass
Tempered glass is used in applications where standard glass could pose a potential danger. This is because it is four to five times stronger than standard glass and does not shatter into large shards when broken. Manufactured through a process of extreme heating and rapid cooling, the glass gets hardened.
Tempered safety glass breaks differently than regular glass. The brittle nature of tempered glass causes it to shatter into little 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’ as it reduces any hazardous risk. The thermal process that cures tempered glass also makes it heat-resistant.