Toughened safety glass is glass that has undergone a thermal process to increase the strength of the annealed glass. Toughened safety glass is used in showers, balustrades, shop fronts, and other glass placements where safety is essential, for its increased strength, which allows it to resist wind loads, temperature gradients, and impacts.
Metro's toughened safety glass has roughly five times the strength of annealed glass. When broken, it will shatter into small pieces for extra safety.
Safety: Toughened safety glass is much harder to break than standard (annealed glass). In the unlikely event of toughened glass breaking, it fractures into small particles, significantly reducing the risk of injury.
Strength: Toughened safety glass has a high strength and is 4 to 5 times stronger than standard glass of the same thickness due to the stresses induced during toughening.
Security: Metro's toughened safety glass is 10mm thick and very hard to break.
Thermal resistance: Toughened safety glass is also more thermally resistant than standard glass, to handle temperature changes like a hot to a cold shower.
Standards: Metro Glass processes toughened glass in accordance with AS/NZS 2208: 1996 (Australia & New Zealand Standard).
Compliance: This Grade A toughened safety glass is also independently audited to ensure compliance. This see’s samples broken on a regular basis to ensure that if broken they will fragment into the agreed level of small fragments.