Toughened Safety Glass

Toughened Safety Glass

Toughened safety glass provides designers and architects the ability to use glass in a structural context to fully unleash the beauty and functionality of glass, whilst conforming to the latest building regulations.

Toughened or tempered processing of glass dramatically increases the mechanical strength of the glass by up to five times the equivalent thickness in annealed glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the inner surfaces into tension. Such stresses cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards as plate glass (a.k.a. annealed glass) does. The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury.

As a result of its safety and strength, toughened glass is used in a variety of demanding applications,

Halsall’s new toughing plant which has recently been installed meets all the requirements necessary to toughen glass to British standards. It also has the advantage of having its own generator, which means there are no surges or drops in power which can effect the heat process during  toughening.

  • Maximum Size 3000 x 1800
  • Thickness Range 4mm to 19mm