Tempering glass is the final and most important step in the glass fabrication process. To properly temper glass, the product is exposed to temperatures of 620° Celsius for a set period of time, followed by a rapid cooling technique referred to as “quenching”. As the glass cools, the interior of the glass remains in tension while the outer surfaces go into compression, which work together to make the glass four to five times stronger than annealed glass. In addition, these layers combine to create a much safer break pattern when a failure of the glass occurs, breaking off into small, relatively harmless pieces.
To ensure the tempering process is being conducted properly, Consolidated Glass Corporation is third party certified by the Safety Glazing Certification Council, or S.G.C.C. This certification, along with our state of the art tempering oven and experienced operators, allow us to produce tempered glass in thicknesses from 1/8” to ¾. Give us a call today to see how Consolidated Glass Corporation can help with your tempered glass needs.