Annealed glass is the basic flat glass product that is the first result of the float process. It is common glass that tends to break into large, jagged shards. It is used in some end products and often in double-glazed windows. It is also the starting material used to produce more advanced products through further processing such as laminating and toughening. Mistakes at the annealing stage can affect the durability of the finished glass product. This is one of the many reasons why it is important to use an expert glass processing company for all your glazing needs.
Why Annealing Is An Important Glazing Process
The process of annealing is essential to the strength and durability of the finished glass product. Annealing relieves the stresses that can be caused through manipulation of the glass, meaning that glass that is not annealed is more likely to shatter or crack as it retains the thermal stresses that are caused through quenching. Slow cooling is central to the process of creating annealed glass. The glass is first heated to its stress-relief point and then allowed to heat-soak until it reaches an even temperature throughout. It is then cooled carefully to avoid sudden temperature changes that can adversely affect its structure. Mistakes at any stage can be catastrophic.
Ensure The Quality Of Your Glass Installation With Products From Toughened Glass Systems
Patience, experience and expertise are important at every stage of the glass making process and at Toughened Glass Systems we fully understand the importance of creating and using properly annealed glass. We only use the best quality glass in all our products, so you get the best possible finish and the peace of mind that your product is fit for its intended purpose. To learn more about our glass products, visit our website at https://toughenedglasssystems.co.uk, where you can also view our gallery. If you have any questions, call us on 020 3633 3224 and we will be happy to help.