Increased Safety Heat soaked glass is less likely to spontaneously break, which makes it a safer option for buildings and vehicles.
Improved Resistance Against Thermal Stress The heat soaked glass process strengthens the glass and increases its resistance to thermal stress, which makes it more durable and longer-lasting.
Improved Resistance Against Shock Where greater impact resistance is necessary, consider using heat-strengthened glass products. For any commercial glazing application, Hartung recommends the use of heat-treated glass. Using heat soaked glass can reduce the risk of liability for architects, builders, and property owners by reducing the risk of glass breakage.
Improved Resistance to Loads Heat treating glass increases its resistance to wind and snow loads. This improved performance can be critical where glass is used in structurally-glazed applications.