Temperlite offers an outstanding impact resistance: three to five times stronger than ordinary glass at the same thickness.
Safe in event of accidents or glass breakage: because it breaks into small unsharp pieces, it reduces very significantly the risk of any serious injury or harm.
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Glass produced by this special process has enhanced strength and is used mainly for rear and side windows of vehicles.
Tempered glass is produced by heating glass to near bending point (approx. 650℃) and rapidly cooling the surface uniformly with air.
When the glass is sollicitated by tensile force, the force is counteracted by the surface compressive stress. Tempered glass is three to five times stronger than ordinary glass at the same thickness.
It has the characteristic of fracturing instantly if broken into small 'nuggets'. As there are no sharp, knife-like shards, it is unlikely to cause serious injury. That is why tempered glass is also known as safety glass.