Toughened or tempered glass is characterised by breaking into fragments
This tempered or tensioned property enables the glass to provide a safer and more endurable product than ordinary float glass.
Toughened glass withstands 5 times more impact before shattering, together with a higher tolerance to increased temperature. If it should shatter, the fragments pose a much reduced danger to the
user, making it an ideal product for use in many hazardous places such as doors, corridors, low glazing, furniture and balustrades to name but a few, in both commercial and domestic applications.
First Glass has been tempering glass since 2002, and together with our glass processing equipment, is well equipped to accommodate most requirements given to us.
We can temper sizes up to 1750 x 3650 and thicknesses from 4mm through to 19mm, to the BS Standard of 6206 Class A and EN 12150.
Since the introduction of toughened glass to the Irish market in the 1990’s, demand has grown steadily as the consumer becomes more aware of the dangers of annealed glass.