Glass is a solid yet fragile product. In some cases there is an increased risk of injury, for instance risk of falling through or with glass breakage. (Semi-) tempered glass or laminated safety glass (e.g. in windows, inner walls and doors, balconies or roof glazing) are solutions to ensure your safety.
Tempered safety glass
Tempered safety glass is about five times stronger than ordinary, non-tempered glass. This safety glass can thus withstand a greater mechanical shock, impact and bending loads, as well as a much larger thermal shock. Should it still break, then the glass is shattered into small and harmless unsharp glass fragments. As with the side windows of your car.
Tempered safety glass is widely used in public places where usually/often many people are present and where breakage of untempered glass could cause personal injury easily. It is therefore ideally suited for f.i. glass inner walls and doors, furniture, showrooms and display windows (for example in squash areas).
Tempered safety glass is also used in places where the glass must be able to withstand greater variations in temperature. In addition, it is very suitable in places where there is increased wind pressure (in sky scrapes for example).
Laminated safety glass
BGT also supplies laminated glass for your safety. The range of products consists of various types and combinations of two or more glass panes which are formed into a single whole together with of one or more films. In the event of breakage the fragments remain attached to this elastic PVB film, such as the windshield of your car. As a result, the glass is safe against injuries (along with other functionalities, such as burglary proof, bullet proof and optionally sound control), and it avoids damage to property by scattering glass at breach. Thus, there are many variations and combinations possible.
Semi-tempered safety glass
Semi-tempered safety glass offers particular advantages in applications that have to fulfill special safety criteria. The production of semi-tempered safety glass is similar to the production of tempered safety glass, except that the glass sheets are cooled much less abruptly after heating in the incipient deformation area in the air shower. The panes are placed in a voltage range between normal flat glass and tempered safety glass, but much more prone to thermally tempered safety glass.