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What is Safety Glass?


Break PatternsSafety glass is glass which resists shattering. Heat strengthened or tempered glass is1 type of safety glass; the reason being, when it breaks, it breaks into rounded grains of glass versus sharp shards, which could cause serious injury.


Abrisa Technologies provides heat tempered safety glass utilizing soda lime glass as per standard ASTM C-1048-04. The soda lime glass is toughened through the controlled heating and cooling of the glass to maintain a temperature differential between the core and outer surfaces. The stress induced compresses the outer surfaces, forming a glass substrate substantially stronger than standard soda lime glass. When this glass is broken, it “dices” into many small pieces which prevents the likelihood of injury due to a fracturing of the glass.


Abrisa Technologies can provide heat tempering or “safety tempering” of glass on substrates measuring as small as 0.75” x 0.75” up to 29” x 33”. Glass minimum thickness of 0.118” and maximum thickness of 0.75”.


Automobile windshields, shower enclosures, table tops, lighting fixtures, some windows, appliances and more, are all made of a form of safety glass.
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Abrisa Technologies is a recognized global supplier of high quality, fabricated glass components, optical thin film coatings, and custom glass solutions for a wide variety of industries. From our US based Abrisa Industrial Glass fabrication facility in Santa Paula, CA and our ZC&R Coatings for Optics division in Torrance, CA we serve diverse industries such as microelectronics and displays, semiconductor, military, automotive, aerospace, medical, biomedical and scientific R&D. We provide custom specialty flat glass and coating products for applications such as: flat panel display, touch and gesture recognition; visible to IR imaging and surveillance; entertainment, indoor and outdoor lighting; advanced instrumentation; and photonics.


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