Euro Tempered glass is glass that has an
extra procedure done to it to make it 4 to 5
times stronger. The procedure involves
heating the glass up to 650-900 degrees
centigrade, and then cooling it
down rapidly. This process makes the glass
stronger, and also changes the way the
glass breaks. The glass shatters into small
blocks that are much less likely to cause
injury. That is why Tempered glass is
a Safety glass.
When you are designing with the involvement of glass, you should be aware that there are
City or Municipal Building Codes that you need to follow. The main one is you need to
understand when it is required to use Tempered safety glass.
Tempered glass is used in buildings for unframed assembles, structurally loaded applications,
and any other application that would become dangerous in the event of human impact.
Building codes in some cities in the Philippines require tempered glass in several situations.
- Curtain walls of high-rise & mid-rise buildings
- Exterior and interior glass for building
- Interior spandrels for wall partition
- Doors & Windows opening
- Lobby facade
- Escalator Side Plates
- Glass Railings & Staircase
- Viewing partitions for sports complex, resorts, airport & hospital
- Malls & shopping center store front
- Shower enclosures
- Frameless glass partitions
- Scenic elevators
- Automobile, Home and Industrial Applications