Pilkington Toughened Glass

Pilkington Toughened Glass

Overview

Pilkington Toughened Glass is up to five times stronger than ordinary glass of the same thickness. Because of its increased strength, Pilkington Toughened Glass allows architects and builders far greater scope in their use of glass in buildings. It meets worldwide safety standards for glass subjected to accidental human impact at the highest level of severity. Wherever the benefits of ordinary glass need to be combined with extra strength, safety or resistance to temperature differentials, Pilkington Toughened Glass can offer a complete and proven solution.

Pilkington Toughened Glass (THS) is the heat soaked form of Pilkington Toughened Glass for those applications where a reduction in spontaneous fracture is advantageous, such as structural applications, barriers and roof glazing. In this case Pilkington Toughened Glass (THS) should be specified along with the other product benefits required.

Pilkington Toughened Glass is manufactured by subjecting final size, edgeworked panes of glass to a heating and cooling treatment whereby high compressive stresses are set up at the surfaces with balancing tensile stresses in the centre. The high compressive surface stresses give Pilkington Toughened Glass its increased strength.

Benefits

Offers a complete and proven solution for impact safety and strength:

  • Based on over 60 years of worldwide manufacturing experience
  • Up to 5 times stronger than ordinary glass of the same thickness
  • Achieves Class 1 (C) when tested to BS EN 12600 for pendulum body impact resistance and meets the requirements of many worldwide safety standards
  • Because of its increased strength, Pilkington Toughened Glass allows architects and builders far greater scope in their use of glass in buildings.
  • Pilkington Toughened Glass (THS) is heat soaked for extra confidence in use
  • Ideal for use in countless applications, from windows to barriers, interior design, curtain walling etc
  • When broken, Pilkington Toughened Glass shatters into small, blunt-edged fragments which reduce the risk of personal injury
  • Pilkington Solar Control Glass should be used in toughened form or heat strengthened to ensure they do not suffer from thermal stress breakage by exposure to solar radiation

A wide range of design options is available as almost all the products in the Pilkington Range can be supplied in toughened form.

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