Fibered Glass Collection
Acrylic panel is a plastic which can be stronger than glass, making it much more impact resistant and therefore safer. Falling against this shower door will not likely break it, for example, a baseballs will crash through glass windows, but in most cases bounce off acrylic windows.
Laminated glass is double layer glass consist of two layer of 3mm normal floated glass sandwiched by a 0.38 or 0.78mm quality PVB film which hold these two float glass tightly and non-shatter in the event of breakage. Not only laminated glass is non-shatter, it also reduce the transmission of noise, penetration of heat and their colors are very mild and elegant to choose from.
Tempered Glass- Grade A
All the staircase glass is made up of tempered glass- a safety glass that is four to five times stronger than standard glass and does not break into sharp shards when it falls.
Tempered glass is manufactured through a process of extreme heating and rapid cooling, making it harder than normal glass. In all our balcony and staircase glass series, we add additional safety feature named ‘’heat-soak’’ into the tempering process as these types of products are exposed to public area. This heat soak process is costly to make, that is why it is only applicable or used as public area products.
Heat Soaking is a destructive process in which a pane of tempered glass is placed in a chamber subjected to temperature up to 280° C for several hours over a specific temperature gradient to induce fracture. This test insures that if there is probability of breakage, then the infected panes will break inside the furnace at the factory itself. Up to 95% NiS infected panes are usually destroyed inside the heat soak chamber at the factory premises and hence, reduce the chances of onsite breakages.
For ideas and advice, look through our Interior Door Buying Guide or our Doors Types Gallery – they’ll help you decide which door best meets your needs.