Durable Safety Glass in Cedarburg, Wisconsin
What Is Safety Glass?
Safety glass is essentially glass with added polycarbonate safety components, which make it less likely to break. At Economy Glass Inc., some of our most common safety glass designs include tempered glass and laminated glass. If you have places in your home, business or industrial site that are prone to breaking, consider our safety glass options to protect your family and your employees.
Laminated glass combines glass and plastic that are held together by an interlayer. When this material is broken, the interlayer is what holds it together by keeping the layers of glass bonded together when broken. This prevents the glass from breaking into large, sharp pieces. The cracking pattern resembles a spider web when the impact is not significant enough to pierce the glass.
Laminated Glass Applications
Laminated glass is most commonly used for glass roofs and floors, aquariums, banks, drive-thru windows, gas stations, jewelry shops and more.
Tempered glass involves thermal and chemical treatments which serve to increase its strength. The tempering process is done to create a balanced internal stress that causes the glass sheets to crumble into granular chunks of similarly-sized shapes rather than breaking into randomly-sized jagged shards. These uniform pieces make it less likely that a person will be injured when the glass breaks.
Tempered Glass Applications
Tempered glass has a number of practical applications, including shower doors, refrigerator trays, bulletproof glass, diving masks, vehicle windows, cookware and more.
Try It Today
The Economy Glass Inc. specialists have the expertise to recommend a safety glass based on your needs. When it comes time to revamp your security in the office or around the house, come to us. Give us a call today to discuss your options.