heat-treated glass


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tempered glass

(US), toughened glass (Brit.) Glass having two to five times the strength of ordinary glass as a result of having been prestressed by heating and then suddenly quenched; the rapid cooling produces a compressively-stressed surface layer.
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Insulating glass units specified for commercial construction applications often incorporate a high-performance coated lite to resist solar-heat gain, thermal heat transfer, and heat-treated glass for improved resistance to thermal and mechanical stresses.
Insulating glass units used in spandrel glazing applications typically incorporate heat-treated glass with a solar-control-coated outboard lite and ceramic-frit-coated inboard lite, providing an aesthetic match to vision glass and masking of vision into the spandrel area.