Tempered or toughened glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal treatments to to increase its strength compared with annealed (untreated) glass. It's the most common safety glass for interiors and exteriors. It's commonly used for: Showers, enclosures, railings and office partitions. 

Technical Specs:

Tempered glass can be seamed or polished.
We offer Tempered Glass in Thickness of: 

  • 3/16''

  • 1/4''

  • 3/8''

  • 1/2''

  • 3/4''


Heat Strengthened available in: 3/16'' & 1/4''

Min & Max Sizes:
Min: 8''x18''
Max: 108''x144''
Max Weight: 2,000 LBS

 

Finland

Vortex Glass tempered glass is warranted to meet the quality strength requirements of ANSI Z97.1-2015 & CPSC 16 CFR 1201 Standards

Process: 

  • Float glass is cut to desired size

  • Prior to the tempering process, glass is checked for flaws (bubbles, cracks, etc.) As imperfections can cause breakage of the glass in the tempering process.

  • Glass is washed to remove dirt that may interfere with the process.

  • The glass after it's preparation is sent through a tempering oven that heats the glass in a temperature of over 1200 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Finally, the glass is cooled down in a matter of seconds using a high-pressure cooling procedure called quenching.

Heat Strengthen vs Tempered: 

  • Float glass is cut to desired size

  • Prior to the tempering process, glass is checked for flaws (bubbles, cracks, etc.) As imperfections can cause breakage of the glass in the tempering process.

  • Glass is washed to remove dirt that may interfere with the process.

  • The glass after it's preparation is sent through a tempering oven that heats the glass in a temperature of over 1200 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Finally, the glass is cooled down in a matter of seconds using a high-pressure cooling procedure called quenching.