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Safety Glass - Tempered, Laminated, and Plexiglas

Glass that is cooled very quickly during the manufacturing process to increase the strength of the glass is called tempered glass. It is the most basic form of safety glass. Tempering changes the property of the glass so that it shatters into little pieces (see picture) when broken, rather than regular glass (annealed) where the sharp edges can cause significant injury to people and damage to property. Tempered glass is the opposite of annealed glass.

Used in doors, sidelites, etc. to meet Building Code Requirements.

We welcome you to contact us today to discuss any of your glass needs.

**Due to electronic imagining actual color and patterns may vary since glass is notoriously difficult to capture accurately in a photograph, however great care is given to present glass as true-to-life as possible. You may want to consider purchasing sample(s) or a sample box for selecting just the right glass for your projects.

obscuring glass Taffetta texture variety


We can temper the following in-stock varieties:

Tempered Glass Strength Demo

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Tempered glass is very strong on its face but less on it edges. For more videos, be sure to check out our glass videos page.

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