Comparing Safety Features of Laminated, Tempered, and Annealed Glass

Laminated glass

  • Upon breaking, the shards of laminated glass adhere to the interposed plastic layer, reducing the potential for harm.
  • This glass variant finds frequent application in automobile windshields and skylights.

Tempered Glass

  • Upon braking it shatters into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards.
  • Tempered glass is used for its safety and strength in a variety of applications including shower doors aquariums architectural glass doors.

Annealed glass

  • This glass breaks into large sharp shards posing a higher injury risk it's used in various applications but not where enhanced safety is required.