Tempered glass is a type of safety glass, processed by heat treatments, to increase its resistance compared to normal glass. This is accomplished by putting the outer surfaces in compression and the inner surfaces in tension. Such stresses cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular pieces instead of chipping into large jagged fragments. Granular pieces are less likely to cause injury. The flexural strength of annealed glass when tempered increases from 400 kp / cm2 to 1,200–2,000 kp / cm2, which is equivalent to 4 to 5 times the resistance of normal glass.
Laminated glass consists of the union of several sheets of glass of any thickness, by means of an intermediate film made with polyvinyl butyral (PVB), ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA) and with resins activated by ultraviolet light or simply by mixing its ingredients. It also receives the name of safety glass, although this is only one of the types that exist in the market and not all safety glasses (such as tempered ones) are usually laminated. This sheet can be transparent or translucent, colored (the colors can be applied directly to the squirrel on the glass although it is usually preferred to color the sheet of PVB or EVA or the resin) and include practically everything: patterned paper, LED diodes, fabrics , etc. They can also receive acoustic and solar control treatment.
Structural laminated glass stronger than traditional laminate, 100 times harder than regular PVB and 5 times harder than normal PVB. With SentryGlass thinner crystals can be laminated, which support more load, since it represents an extraordinary resistance to breakage. Structural sheet originally designed for the anti-hurricane glass market. They are two sheets of glass or more joined with a sheet by a process of heat and pressure, resulting one hundred times stiffer than PVB and five more resistant. This type of laminate allows us to reduce the thickness and increase the resistance of the product almost having a glass of the structural level.
Multiple or chamber glazing, is a glazing formed by two or more sheets of glass without direct contact between them, arranged in parallel and forming a single unit. The intermediate space between the glasses is usually filled with dehydrated air or another inert gas, but it is also possible to form a vacuum, thus improving its performance. In any case, the chambers are hermetically closed to prevent air circulation and the entry of contaminants. The thermal resistance of the glass unit can be increased by placing low-emissivity glass layers, such as low-e glass. This solution is also an excellent option for acoustic resistance. Can also be print with ceramic ink grids.
Design, textures, images and shapes that previously would have been impossible to achieve with traditional glass screen printing systems. Any type of image is possible, from millimeter dots, as well the entire color range, absolute color, photos and real images. Shutterstock app suggested. All this, with high precision and digital European technology. The use of specific brand ceramic inks, and the following necessary tempering process,allow that ink go inside the glass surface. It's guarantees for life the duration of chromatic tones, against scratches and humidity.