Tempered or toughened glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the interior 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, tempered glass is used in a variety of demanding applications.
We at Bloomsbury Glass have our very own Toughening Furnace and we confirm to the BSI BS EN 12150 Thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass.
Available in: 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm (Float & Toughened)