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What Is the Difference Between a Tempered Glass and a Standard Glass?

Posted On › March 2017


What Is the Difference Between a Tempered Glass and a Standard Glass?

A combination of various elements are needed to manufacture glass. Soda ash, lime and sand are the key elements used to manufacture glass; a particular mixture of these elements is heated at extreme temperatures until it melts down. The respective mixture then goes through a blowing and pressing process to become a glass we know. Ultimately, the glass will go through an annealing process (a reheating and cooling process). In fact, this process is the one that distinguishes standard glass from tempered glass.

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Heat-Strengthened Glass VS Tempered Glass

Posted On › February 2017


Heat-Strengthened Glass VS Tempered Glass

When thinking of some of the world’s most dramatic, visually breathtaking buildings, they most likely involve large expanses of glass. Before these architectural masterpieces can be created, the glass may need to be heat-treated for durability and/or safety reasons. The type of processing required – heat strengthening or tempering – depends on the glass’ specific application.

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