Due to the properties of the material, tempered glass sheets are characterized by increased resistance to attempts to damage them. If you try to break the glass, the last hardening, you can find that it breaks into fragments with blunt edges, which can not injure the skin. This is the safety of the material.

tempered glass
tempered glass
 The hardening process is carried out on special equipment by means of strong heating of the glass, which, when it reaches a certain temperature, is subjected to instant cooling, which gives the desired effect. Moving from a moving mass to a solid, the glass structure is accompanied by a change in its physical parameters, since the bonds of the molecular level in it become stronger. With the help of this technology, the formation of compression stress points in the glass structure is realized, due to which glass becomes mechanically more durable and capable of withstanding significant temperatures without damage, as well as sudden temperature fluctuations over 200 ° C.

Hardened glass is characterized by a good ability to transmit light, while its refractive index always remains the same. In addition, the hardened glass is almost immune to vibrations. Practically all types of glass can be hardened, with the possible exception of certain types of reinforced and decorative glass.
Toughened glass cannot be drilled, however, as it is beveled or subjected to any similar processing, so if it is necessary, it should be done before hardening, which will make the product difficult to machine.
Glass, created by the described technology, can be colored or transparent, frosted or patterned. Products made from it are distinguished by reliability and safety.

Such glass is widely used in the production of glass packs, table tops, stairs, doors, and wherever the material will be subject to increased loads. Often this type of glass is used for glazing shop windows, balconies and facades of houses.