Toughened Glass

True to its name, toughened glass is a great architectural asset due to its resistance to thermal breakage, ability to withstand great wind-load and its increased mechanical strength greater than 5-6 times compared to normal annealed glass.

By heating annealed glass in a furnace to approximately 700 degrees Celsius and rapidly exposing both surfaces to cool air, annealed glass gets transformed into toughened glass. It offers the flexibility to drill and edge-work in any manner.

Features & Applications:

•  Available in thicknesses 4 - 19 mm

•  Can be used within a temperature range of minus 70 degree Celsius to plus 300 degree Celsius (surface temperature should not exceed 250 degree Celsius if other surface is lower than 0 degree Celsius ambient)

•  Standard arrissed edge makes handling easier

•  On breaking, it fragments into many small harmless unlike annealed glass

•  Ease of matching tinted toughened and tinted annealed glass

•  Application in Automotive sector, Transportation, Architectural works and Interiors

•  Recommended for door, side and low-lites, frameless entries, balustrades, shower, bath screen panels and furniture

Insulated Glass

Integrating insulated glass into architecture is the way ahead for better energy conservation and management. Insulated glass units (IGUs) or double glazed units are a significantly more energy efficient glazing system than single glazed windows. On the scales of the U-value performance indicator which measures the amount of heat transfer, IGUs register up to 50 percent reduction in heat transfer. Imagine its impact on your energy costs, irrespective of whether you opt for a warmer or cooler ambience. Not to mention contributing your bit to conserving the environment.

Features & Applications:

•  Reduction of heat build-up in summer and reduction of winter heat loss and condensation

•  Lower air conditioning and heating costs

•  Lower UV transmission

•  Lower noise penetration

•  Increased security

•  Greater spandrel and vision panel matching for commercial applications

Laminated Glass

As constructional activities make increasing use of glass, safety cannot be left behind. Laminated glass combines this crucial aspect into its folds. It is a safety glass made by laminating two or more sheets of equal/unequal glass thicknesses with a PVB (poly- vinyl butyral), bonded together by heat and pressure. The PVB interlayer prevents the glass from disintegrating if broken, by making it adhere to the interlayer (depending on the severity of the impact). Needless to say, the strength of laminated glass lies in its safety.

Features & Applications:

•  Weather/disaster control features where the glass remains intact in spite of being broken, it stays intact in the opening, thereby preventing collateral damage of weather on the building

•  Suited for overhead glazing such as windows directly above doorways, roof-lites, sky-lites and multi-story buildings, where upon impact glass is unlikely to fall to the ground below

•  Suited for doors, side-lites, lift wells, balustrade, laminated mirrors in walk through robe situations, wet areas

Heat Strengthened Glass

For general glazing, where additional strength and resistance to mechanical and/or thermal stress are desired, heat strengthened glass best serves the purpose. It is roughly twice as strong as annealed glass of similar thickness and configuration. It generally fractures in a manner similar to annealed glass and tends to remain in the opening when broken. Heat strengthened glass should not be mistaken for a safety glazing product and therefore not meant for use where safety glazing is required.

Features & Applications:

•  Superior glass retention properties

•  Preferred heat-treated glass product for applications where additional strength is needed to meet mechanical loads (wind or snow) or thermal loads caused by certain tinted or coated glasses

•  Widely used in laminated glass for additional strength, such as in overhead and sloped glazing

Ceramic Fritted Glass

Ceramic fritted glass consists of a ceramic based paint screen printed onto clear, tinted, patterned or reflective glass (pyrolytic only). The glass is heat strengthened or toughened which fuses the paint to the glass creating a permanent durable coating.

Features & Applications:

•  Almost any pattern can be printed permanently on the glass in different colours. Such as Name of the companies, Logos and patterns to reduce the light coming inside

•  Ceramic Fritted Glass provides a very good base for glass adhesion

•  Ceramic Fritted Glass can be used a matching pattern with ACP