Tempered glass is one of two kinds of safety glass regularly used in applications in which standard glass could pose a potential danger.
Tempered glass is four to five times stronger than standard glass and does not break into sharp shards when it fails. Tempered glass is
manufactured through a process of extreme heating and rapid cooling, making it harder than normal glass.
1. Safety - Tempered glass is often used by builders because it can satisfy building code requirements for safety. The automotive industry
also uses tempered glass for safety reasons.
2. Building Features - Builders and home improvement contractors use products with tempered glass for patio doors, storm doors,
windows in doors, skylights, shower and tub enclosures and other features.
3. Automotive Uses - Vehicle manufacturers use tempered glass for the back and side windows. Windshields, in contrast, are constructed
of laminated glass to prevent them from breaking.
4. Commercial Uses - Commercial uses include escalator and stairway barriers, sloped glazing, telephone booths, racquetball courts and
5. Household Uses - Tempered glass is used to construct many household items, such as coffee carafes and baking dishes such as those
manufactured by Pyrex and Corelle. Tempered glass also is used in computer screens and oven windows.
1. External use of windows, doors, shopfronts and curtain walls in offices, houses, shops, high-rise buildings, etc.
2. Interior glass screens, partitions, balustrades, etc.
3. Shop display decorations, lighting, etc.
4. Furniture, table-tops, etc.