Glass, Toughened Glass

Things you need to Know about Tuffen Glass

November 12, 2019

Glass is usually perceived to be fragile and breakable, and hence we often have second thoughts about using glass installations in our space. However, tuffen glass proves this perception to be a myth by providing you with glass installations that can withstand high impacts. You can freely use tuffen glass to decorate your space, without worrying about your safety.

What is Tuffen Glass?

Tuffen or toughened glass is a processed glass which is much stronger than normal annealed glass. It is made by undergoing a process which uses heat to improve the strength of the glass. The surface of the glass is heated in a furnace at a very high temperature. Once the temperature of the glass reaches over 600 degrees Celsius, the glass is then cooled rapidly.Due to this process of rapid cooling, a centre tension is created in the glass that alters its physical property. The resulting sheet of glass is 4-5 times stronger than float glass.

Why Choose Tuffen Glass?

Choosing toughened glass offers you numerous benefits. Even though toughened glass has the same visual qualities as annealed glass, it is 4-5 times stronger than the latter. The toughening process ensures that there is no alteration in its light transmission abilities. There is just an increase in the glass’ strength and its ability to withstand high impacts. Tuffen glass can withstand temperature changes up to 250 degrees Celsius without shattering. All these qualities make it extremely difficult to break toughened glass.

 In case of an impact higher than the range that the glass can handle, the glass shatters into small, blunt pebble-like pieces. This ensures that there are no serious injuries caused as in the case of normal glass. Therefore, tuffen glass is also used as a safety glass in large buildings.

. Therefore, if you’re looking to install glass which has high durability and provides you with high protection, tuffen glass is the way to go. Also, since toughened glass lasts throughout the life of the structure it is installed in, you don’t have to worry about maintenance and frequent replacement.

Applications of Tuffen Glass

Tuffen glass is now widely used in commercial as well as home spaces due to its several functional and aesthetic qualities. Here are a few ways in which tuffen glass can be used to transform your space.

  • Partitions

Besides their aesthetic appeal, tuffen glass partitions are strong and can be used to create boundaries in your space. In offices, tuffen glass partitions can be used for increasing the amount of natural light entering in the space, whilst also maintaining privacy. Tuffen glass partition walls can also be used in conference rooms so that you can get a full view of the office while also ensuring that no one can hear you; thanks to the glass’ noise insulating properties. At home, tuffen glass partitions are often used in bathrooms, between the shower area and the dressers. This ensures that you don’t wet the whole bathroom area and don’t feel claustrophobic at the same time.

  • Doors

Due to the various customisations available in tuffen glass, you can install tuffen glass doors to provide your space with a sleek look. You can use them indoors, or in balconies, and even shower cubicles. Installing tuffen glass doors which open outdoors ensure that your space receives maximum natural light making it brighter and more comfortable. You can also choose to install tuffen glass for your office doors to make the space look airier and more welcoming. Due to their sturdy nature, you don’t have to worry about safety while installing them. They are the ideal combination of utility and class that one can install in any space.

  • Windows

Windows are an essential component of every commercial space as well as every home. Every structure has at least one window installed for ventilation and lighting purposes. The lack of windows deprives the space of sufficient ventilation and natural light. You have to increase your usage of artificial lighting to compensate for the lack of natural light. This leads to higher electricity bills. Hence, installing windows, specifically tuffen glass windows ensure that your space remains ventilated and full of light. Additionally, they also render safety and security. 

Due it its several benefits, tuffen glass is being actively installed in homes, offices, et al. At AIS Glass, we provide you with high quality tuffen glass which can be customised to fit your needs. AISStronglas is strong, durable, and can endure high impacts with ease. You can install our tuffen glass in table tops shower cubicles, balustrades, shelves, shower enclosures, partitions, walls, facades, wash basins, and canopies. For glass solutions that provide maximum security and enhanced aesthetics, choose AIS Glass! Get in touch today.

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