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Tempered glass

Glass that is cooled very quickly during the manufacturing process to increase the strength of the glass is called tempered glass. In a way, it is the most basic form of safety glass. Tempering changes the property of the glass so that it shatters into pellets when broken, rather than shards, the sharp edges of which can cause significant injury to people and damage to property. Tempered glass is the opposite of annealed glass.

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