Tempered glass is one of the glasses that most of us are now familiar with. If you have a smart device or computer, the glass used on those devices is tempered glass.
Tempered glass is regular glass that has undergone an added process of being heated or tempered so that the glass will be stronger and more breakage resistant than regular glass. Tempered glass is a glass that is four times stronger than regular glass and, if broken, will not go into jagged edges instead, it goes into small granular chunks.
Tempered glass is considered a safety glass that is much harder and scratch-resistant than regular glass.
What Is Tempered Glass?
Tempered glass, also called toughen glass, is considered a type of safety glass made by heating it to extreme temperatures to make it harder than other glass.
Tempered glass is used for its safety and strength compared to regular glass. It is the kind of glass used on passenger vehicle windows, shower doors, aquariums, architectural glass doors, and table tops.
Other electronics such as refrigerator trays, mobile phone screens, bulletproof glass, diving masks, and even cookware will use a form of tempered glass.
Today, tempered glass is used in many different types of applications. Tempered glass is usually considered a safer glass substitute than regular glass due to its nature and the way the glass will not break into many broken pieces, so it is safer to use than other glass.
Tempered glass is used when strength, thermal resistance, and safety are important considerations. That is why we use tempered glass for our table tops; using tempered glass is very important for strength and safety concerns.
How Is Tempered Glass Made?
Tempered glass is glass that is about four times stronger than ordinary or regular glass. One of the advantages of tempered glass is that it is not shattered into jagged shards but will break into small, relatively harmless pieces. Because of the safety concerns, tempered glass is preferred for many applications.
Tempered glass goes through an extra step in the manufacturing process of glass. It is regular glass that is treated to become tempered or stronger. Here are some steps for making tempered glass:
- Glass Cut Into The Desired Shape – The first step to preparing tempered glasses is it should be cut into the desired size.
- Glass Is Examined – The glass is examined to see if any imperfections could hurt or harm it in the tempering process.
- Glass Is Cleaned And Washed – The glass is cleaned and washed; this is critical because if the glass is not cleaned correctly, the dust and debris can log into the glass and cause scratches.
- Glass Placed In Tempering Oven – The heat treatment process begins for the glass in which the glass will travel through a tempering oven. The oven heats the glass to a temperature of more than 600°C.
When the glass is put into the tempered oven, the outer surface of the glass goes into a compression state, and the inner part is in a tension state. This compression and tension process put on the glass causes when the glass is broken, it will go into small granular chunks instead of jagged edges.
Furthermore, the compression and tension process with the heating process ensures that the glass is more robust than regular glass.
Tempered Glass Vs. Tempered Laminated Glass
When people talk about tempered glass, you may hear them talk about tempered glass versus tempered laminate glass. Though they are both similar, they are not the same thing.
Here are some differences between tempered glass and tempered laminate glass:
- Strength Of Glass – Both tempered glass and tempered laminate glass offer strength. They are both very strong pieces of glass that have undergone the firing process to make them stronger than regular glass.
- Breakage – When they break, tempered glass and laminate glass will not go into glass shards; instead, we’ll crush them. This, of course, is another advantage of tempered glass in how it breaks.
- UV Resistance Properties – Only tempered laminate glass provides UV-resistant properties. The regular tempered glass does not.
- Extra Security And Soundproofing – Only the tempered laminate class has extra security and soundproofing qualities built into the glass. That is why tempered laminate glass will be used a lot in buildings or homes.
When we use glass for a tabletop, we do not need to use the template laminate glass as we do not need to have UV or soundproofing qualities for the class. We will instead use tempered glass.
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We recommend one of the best ways to clean tempered glasses is to use a mild soap and water solution and spray it onto the glass surface. Allow that solution to sit, and then you can wipe it off and buff the glass. Before you clean any of the glasses, we recommend you take a microfiber towel and get all the dust and debris off the glasses you can.
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What Is The Formula Of Glass?
Glass is generally made by heating sand or a sand mixture up to a very high temperature so the sand melts. Once the sand mixture is liquid, it can be poured and rolled into a flat glass, pressed into a shape, or blown into a piece of art glass. Once the glass mixture cools, the glass is formed.