Toughened Glass

Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass that undergoes controlled thermal treatment in order to enhance its strength in comparison to standard glass. This process introduces balanced internal stresses, providing the glass with five times the strength of float glass.

In the event of breakage, toughened glass typically fractures into small, less hazardous fragments instead of sharp shards, minimizing the risk of severe injuries and deep lacerations. Due to its safety and strength attributes, and compliance with BS 6206 standards, toughened glass is widely utilized.

Common applications include:

  • Shelves and tabletops.
  • Single and double glazing.
  • Balustrades and bolted glass assemblies.
  • Glass doors, shower doors, and glass shopfronts.

Toughened glass is available in various types and thicknesses, such as:

  • Clear, low iron, low-emissivity, satin, a diverse range of tinted solar control, anti-sun options in grey, bronze and blue, self-cleaning, and various patterns.

Thickness options range from 4mm to 19mm, providing flexibility for different applications.