Toughened glass is the term used to describe safety glass. Standard float glass is transformed into safety glass by a tempering furnace which heats the panel to around 700 degrees and then rapidly cools at various rates.
The end product is toughened glass which breaks differently to standard float glass. Float glass breaks into dangerous shards where toughened safety glass breaks into small harmless fragments, thus becoming a lot safer.
Toughened safety glass is suitable for hot areas and is 5 times stronger than normal float glass, it has thousands of different uses including balustrade, shower screens, louvres, furniture, architectural glass, splashbacks, doors and windows for automotive, marine, domestic and commercial applications.
Glasstech premium toughened safety glass is produced to and complies with AS/NZS 2208 and AS1288 Grade 'A' Safety glass standards.
Splashbacks are extremely popular as an alternative to tiles when building or renovating. Produced with toughened glass, splashbacks are able to be painted to your own colour choice enabling you to match colour themes within the home.
Safety fencing around pools is extremely important and now mandatory by law. With glass it’s easy to achieve a beautiful yet virtually invisible screen to protect your family and pets.
Mirrors have multiple uses within the home and they provide us with reflection but are also a great way to open up a space and multiply the light. Glasstech can custom make to your specific measurements and edge finish requirements.
Safety glass is the smart and reliable option for all balustrade applications. Heat strengthened laminate or the option of frameless toughened glass should be considered for your home, apartment or commercial application.