Glasses not only add beauty and style to your home, but also lower down the effect of sunlight. There are different types of glasses, such as Laminated Safety Glass, Annealed Plate Glass, Float Glass, Tempered Safety Glass.
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Laminated glass is made up of Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) layer bonded together between two panes of glass under heat and pressure. The glass is a single unit and looks like normal glass when it is sealed together. Laminated safety glass is considered the best barrier against break. If someone attempts to gain unauthorized access, he would have to break through the two pieces of glass which would be time consuming and the owner of the property will get the time to take an appropriate action.
Annealed glass is cooled in a slow and controlled manner due to which the internal stresses within the sheet of glasses gets reduced and it becomes stronger. It is heated above a transition point and then allowed to cool slowly. It is commonly used in bathrooms, fire exits, at low heights in schools and houses, in door panels etc.
Float glass is made from molten glass which is passed onto a pool of molten tin. It is superior in quality when compared to other flat glasses. It is known for its unique characteristics of excellent surface finishing, flatness, uniform thickness, high optical quality and bright appearance. Float glasses are used in Automotive glasses, reflective glasses, windows, mirror, table tops etc.
Tempered glass is made by taking a piece of annealed glass and makes it four times as strong. When annealed glass is cut and finished to size, it is then heated about 1200 degrees of Fahrenheit. The glass is then rapidly cooled due to which internal portion of the glass remain fluid for some time. It is used as a safety glass which can be shatter into small granular pieces that reduces the risk of injury. Tempered glass is placed in side windows of a car so that it can be broken away in the case of emergency.
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