You’ve probably noticed how so much of the stuff you see around you is made of glass. And it’s not just any glass, but a safer and stronger kind called tempered glass.
Uses of Tempered Glass
These are just some of the many uses of tempered glass:
Your laptop screen and smartphone display are all made of tempered glass. So are the heavy-duty screen protectors you use to keep your phone and tablet screens scratch-free.
Tempered glass is used in ovens, stoves, and other kitchen appliances that deal with great amounts of heat.
Tempered glass makes vehicle windows safer. Instead of creating large shards when they break, tempered glass windows disintegrate into small, harmless pieces.
Tempered glass is used in numerous ways in the construction of a house. Shower doors, bathtub enclosures, sliding doors, windows, skylights, glass facades, elevators, swimming pools, and glass balcony doors can all be made of tempered glass.
The glass panels around a hockey rink and in some sports arenas are made of tempered glass.
The room dividers in your office building are made of tempered glass so that they won’t cause injury when an employee bumps into and accidentally break them.
Retail store fixtures
The display cases and tables in retail stores are made of tempered glass because they’re tough enough that they won’t break when someone tries to steal something. Yet they’re also crystal clear, which allows customers to see what’s on display.
The glass railings in department stores, offices, and commercial and public spaces are made of tempered glass for the public’s safety.
Countertops and tabletops
Because they withstand heat and resist scratches so well, tempered glass is often used to make conference tables, kitchen countertops, reception desks, coffee tables, and other types of furniture.
The thermal strength, heat resistance, and durability of tempered glass make it the ideal material for solar panels.