Laminated, Stratified, Tempered Glass
Solidity and beauty, brightness and strength, come together
Monolithic glass is produced by flotation. This process provides that the molten glass is poured, through a hole at one end of the mold, into a bath of molten tin. Flowing to the opposite end from the hole it entered, whilst cooling down, glass solidifies into a pane characterized by smooth surfaces on both sides. The two surfaces are then reheated to create a glass pane with two perfectly parallel surfaces.
Compared to ordinary glass, monolithic glass has the advantage, which has led to its success and widespread distribution, of having two perfectly regular surfaces.
This type of glass is used for a wide range of furnishing accessories and homeware, as well as for outdoors and indoors windows and doors. Its most common use is however that of raw material employed in the production of frosted glass, laminated glass and tempered glass. It is also one of the essential components in producing insulating glass.
Tempered glass is instead the result of a high temperature treatment (640 ° C) and subsequent air cooling of a glass pane. This process allows a hardening and therefore a resistance of a glass pane of about six times higher than that of untreated glass. This hardening, due to the material compression, is also accompanied by the typical crushing into a large number of not dangerous blunt fragments. For this reason, tempered glass is used as safety glass, indoors and outdoors, for public spaces and in the interior design.