Safety Glass

Toughening is what we do, it’s in our name and it’s what we’re known to be the best at doing.
  • With an unparalleled toughening capability consisting of three furnaces, including the latest Glaston FC500, capable of toughening a full Jumbo sized sheet, Super Sealed Units can meet the needs of most projects.

  • Toughening glass is an art we believe we have perfected but in reality furnaces in themselves will not guarantee flat, well-tempered glass. What makes us unique is our expert furnace operators. Our team of people is what sets us apart, their experience and knowledge of glass tempering is an invaluable asset which enables us to supply the highest grade Toughened Glass.

  • Super Sealed Units will support you in meeting your Critical Glazing Building Regulation obligations too. Laminated Glass, Tempered Toughened Glass and Heat Strengthened Glass are all ‘Safety Glass’ solutions provided by Super Sealed Units, all of which can be tailored to your project and exact specification.

GLASS CUTTING

We provide a glass cutting service (to BS EN 12150 Standard); glass and mirrors can be cut to size for whatever purpose is required. Our trained, knowledgeable and dedicated technicians ensure the glass is cut to your exact dimensions for a precise fit.

We can cater for different shapes and thicknesses using the latest technology and equipment. This allows to complete your requirement exact precision. Our glass cutting services are available for domestic projects as well as trade and commercial customers.

See ‘Types and Sizes’ for our range.

With small and jumbo cutting tables, we can service your product with ease. A laminating cutting table ensures us to provide you with single glass or double glazed units.

Applications

  • Shop Fronts
  • Buildings
  • Facades
  • Windows
  • Eco Glazing
  • Shower Screens

Technical Specification

  • Maximum Size: 6000mm x 3210mm
  • Tested to BS EN 12150 Standard
  • Thickness Range: 4mm to 19mm

HEAT SOAKING

Due to the nature of the glass manufacturing process, all Float Glass eventually contains some level of imperfection. A typical imperfection is Nickel Sulfide inclusion (NiS), a Nickel contaminant in the glass, whilst very rare these can cause spontaneous breakage in fully Tempered Glass.

The ‘heat soaking’ of glass is an additional process performed under testing method EN 14179, on Toughened, Tempered Glass units, it reduces the risk of spontaneous breakage due to Nickel Sulphide Inclusion.

  • The process is utilized to expose NiS inclusions in Tempered Glass. It involves placing Tempered Glass inside a heat soak chamber and raising the temperature to approximately 290°C. This accelerates Nickel Sulfide expansion, causing glass containing Nickel Sulfide inclusions to break in the heat soak chamber and thus reducing the risk of potential breakage later. 

  • Heat Soaked Glass is still certified as a Safety Glass and the strength, appearance and thermal resistance of a Toughened Glass unit are not reduced under the heat soaking process.

  • Heat Soaking is an additional process and while we recommend this process, please discuss your product specifications with your account manager prior to placing your order. 

Applications

  • Roof Glazing
  • Balustrades
  • Glass Doors
  • Glass Stairs
  • Glass Floors
  • Shower Screens
  • Commercial Fronts

Technical Specification

  • A Safety Glass tested to EN 14179 with reduced risk of spontaneous breakage due to Nickel Sulphide Inclusion
  • Maximum Size: 6000mm  x  3210mm
  • Thickness Range: 4mm to 19mm

HEAT STRENGTHENING

Wind and Heat!

Toughened Glass is a great solution for most applications however, when the glass is likely to be exposed to greater wind loads or higher thermal stress, it is widely recommended to use Heat Strengthened Glass.

The heat strengthening process increases the mechanical and thermal strength of the glass, increasing its resistance and making it twice as tough as Tempered Glass.

The process is similar to that of the traditional process of glass tempering but the cooling cycle is less rapid; the heating temperature remains the same for both processes. Due to the relatively lower rate of cooling during the heat strengthening process, Heat Strengthened Glass develops less stress as compared to fully Tempered Glass.

  • Heat Strengthened Glass is recommended for designing building facades, skylights (when laminated with Tempered Glass) and solarium’s. It’s typical radial breaking properties also ensure meeting maximum safety standards because the glass remains in the frame. 

  • Heat Strengthened Glass has even higher quality surface characteristics, as compared to Tempered Glass. Moreover, Heat Strengthened Glass eliminates the risk of occasional spontaneous breakage, which can occur as a result of Nickel Sulphide inclusions in Tempered Glass.

  • It is important to note that Heat Strengthened Glass on its own does not meet the criteria of a Safety Glass product as defined by building regulations and should not be used in Critical Glazing locations.

Applications

  • Building Facades
  • Laminated Skylights
  • Laminated Solariums
  • High Wind Load Areas

Technical Specification

  • Maximum Size: 6000mm x 3210mm
  • Thickness Range: 4mm to 12mm