In custom glass fabrication, safety glass is used to design high quality products using a personalized production design. Under normal circumstances, toughened glass is processed by controlled chemical and thermal treatments that significantly increase its strength. Scientifically, tempering is a method of crafting the design of an object to create balanced internal stresses, so that in case the sheet is broken, it crumbles in to small granular shapes with similar shape and size rather than jagged random shards. The granular chucks pose low magnitude injuries if any.
The most common application for tempered glass is in shower doors, passenger vehicle windows, architectural glass tables and doors, driving masks, bulletproof glass products as well as several types of cookware and plates.
Laminated safety glass includes layers of plastic and toughened glass. It has an interlayer of polyvinyl butyral, between two or more glass layers, which keep crumbles together in case the glass is broken. The toughening of the interlayer also prevents the glass from breaking into large sharp pieces which are more dangerous. If broken, laminated glass produces a characteristic cracking pattern that resembles a spider web unless the impact is large enough to shatter the glass. All Team Glass produces such laminated safety glass products to reduce hazard where there is possibility of human impact. It is the most common type of glass on automobile windshields and skylight blazing.