Why tempered glass breaks itself?2022-07-21T07:47:15+00:00

It is because the glass raw material contains nickel sulfide crystals. This kind of nickel sulfide crystal has two forms: A and B. Under specific time and temperature conditions, form A will change to B. At the same time, the volume of form B is 3-5 times the volume of form A.

So although the volume of this crystal is minimal, if it becomes B-shape, the increase in volume will affect the internal compressive stress balance of the whole glass piece and cause it to break.

Unfortunately, it can’t avoid tempered glass self-exploding entirely under the current technology. Read more from our post: What is tempered glass?

How tempered glass is made?2022-07-21T07:39:58+00:00

Tempered glass is a second processed glass from float glass. In the glass factory, we need to cut the large size of float glass to the required tempered glass size first. If the glass piece has a drilling cut opening request, we must perform these processes in this step. After that, we cleaned the glass sheet and sent them to the tempering furnace to heat the glass to the softening point and perform rapid and uniform cooling. Then a tempered glass was made.

Can tempered glass cut you?2022-07-21T07:31:03+00:00

Tempered glass can cut you, but just minor cuts; it shouldn’t cause serious injury. It is a type of safety glass. When it breaks, its shatters are tiny particles that cannot easily cause serious harm to the human body. Read more from our blog: What is Tempered Glass? 

Can tempered glass break on its own?2022-07-21T07:23:38+00:00

Yes, tempered glass has the possibility of self-exploding. It’s because the raw material contains nickel sulfide crystals. The case of clear tempered glass self-exploding is three among one thousand, while ultra clear tempered glass has a much lower self-exploding rate. Read more from our post page: What is tempered glass?

Can tempered glass withstand heat?2022-07-21T07:13:57+00:00

Tempered glass can withstand temperatures up to 300℃, an instantaneous temperature difference of 200℃.

Can tempered glass be recycled?2022-07-21T06:25:05+00:00

Yes, tempered glass is recyclable.

Can tempered glass break?2022-07-21T03:45:42+00:00

Yes, tempered glass can break, especially when hitting the four corners of tempered glass. Find more from our blog: What is tempered glass?


Can tempered glass be cut?2022-07-21T03:37:37+00:00

No, we cannot cut the glass after tempering; it will break. Therefore, you should confirm the dimensions and cut openings before the tempering process.

Why use laminated glass?2022-07-21T03:06:35+00:00

Laminated glass has the following benefits:

  • It’s a safety glass, which can maintain adhesion even when it’s broken;
  • It’s impact resistance, and some can resist attacks or earthquakes;
  • It can block sound waves and create a quiet space;
  • It blocks UV rays, protects people’s skin, and prevents furniture from fading.

Find more from our blog: Laminated Glass Introduction.

How long does laminated glass last?2022-07-21T03:00:55+00:00

Depending on different conditions, laminated glass can last up to 20-30 years. If the laminated glass is used on the exterior space with high temperature or rain, it may degum or fade after several years, but it doesn’t affect its safety.

Does laminated glass block UV?2022-07-21T02:55:30+00:00

Yes, laminated glass can block UV. The interlayer film of laminated glass can block up to 99% of UV rays. Find more from our blog: Laminated Glass Introduction.

When was laminated glass invented?2022-07-21T02:28:45+00:00

Laminated glass was invented in 1903 by French chemist Édouard Bénédictus. The laminated glass was inspired by a laboratory accident: When a glass flask dropped, it shattered but didn’t break into pieces because it had plastic cellulose nitrate coated. References from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminated_glass

What is laminated glass used for?2022-07-21T02:21:26+00:00

Laminated glass can be used for many exterior and interior glass applications. As it’s a safety glass, it can use in many exterior doors, windows, railings, facades, etc. As there are multiple styles of interlayers, it also has various applications for interior decorations, such as partitions, wall decorations, interior doors, etc.

What’s laminated glass?2022-07-20T07:46:14+00:00

Laminated glass is a type of glass that with interlayer film between glass sheets. As a result, the shards will be stuck on the film when it breaks to prevent incidents. For more details about laminated glass, visit our blog: Laminated Glass Introduction.

How laminated glass is made?2022-07-20T07:42:35+00:00

Laminated glass is made of two or more sheets of glass with interlayer film between them. By a high-temperature pressing process, The glass sheets and interlayer bonded together to become laminated glass. For more details about laminated glass, visit our blog: Laminated Glass Introduction.

Can laminated glass be broken?2022-07-20T07:32:14+00:00

Yes, laminated glass can be broken. Even though it’s much stronger than the annealed glass. When it breaks, the glass shards will stick on the interlay to avoid serious injuries.

Can laminated glass be recycled?2022-07-20T07:17:56+00:00

Yes, laminated glass is recyclable. Glass production lines can use recycled glass shards, while the interlayer of laminated glass can also be recycled for other adhesive applications.

Can laminated glass be drilled?2022-07-20T06:35:57+00:00

If the laminated glass is not tempered, it can be drilled or cut to size. While if the laminated glass has been tempered, it cannot be drilled, cut opening, or cut.

Can laminated glass be tinted?2022-07-20T06:31:32+00:00

No, the glass can not be tinted if it’s already made into laminated glass. The colored glass should be tinted during the float glass production line.

There’re two ways to make colored laminated glass.
One is to use tinted glass to be laminated; the other one is to use clear glass and a colored interlayer.

Can laminated glass be tempered?2022-07-20T06:12:21+00:00

Yes, laminated float glass can be tempered.

Can laminated glass be cut?2022-07-20T06:05:34+00:00

It depends on what type of glass sheet made the laminated glass. It can be cut to size if it’s laminated glass made of float glass sheets. It cannot be cut if it’s laminated glass made of a tempered glass sheet.

Is laminated glass impact resistant?2022-07-20T05:50:14+00:00

Yes, laminated glass is impact resistant. But the impact resistance capacity differs significantly for different interlayer materials. As a result, some are less impact-resistant, and some can be against hurricanes or bullets.

Is laminated glass soundproof?2022-07-20T03:47:41+00:00

Yes, it is! The interlayer film of laminated glass can block sound waves. Find more from our blog: What is laminated glass?

Is laminated glass bulletproof?2022-07-20T03:42:16+00:00

No, not all laminated glass is bulletproof. But bulletproof glass is a type of laminated glass.

Is laminated glass tempered?2022-07-20T03:37:14+00:00

Not all laminated glass is tempered. Laminated glass is made of two or more sheets of glass bonded together, and the glass sheet can be float glass or tempered glass.

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