When it comes to cars, safety is paramount. That's why the glass used in car windows is designed to be shatterproof and reduce the risk of serious injury. There are two main types of glass used in cars: tempered glass and laminated glass. Tempered glass is used for side windows, rear windows, and deflector glass, while laminated glass is used for the windshield.
Tempered glass is made by rapidly heating glass to more than 1000 degrees Fahrenheit and then rapidly cooling it. This process changes the structure of the glass so that, if broken, it breaks into small pieces of glass that do not have extremely sharp edges. Laminated glass, on the other hand, consists of two strong glass sheets that become a single thick sheet by sandwiching a layer of polyvinyl butyral in the middle. This type of glass is designed to offer the highest levels of safety in the event of an accident.
Glass is an essential component of any car, and it serves multiple purposes depending on consumer requirements. Rear window glass, for example, is made of tempered glass and is designed to fracture into small, less dangerous pieces in the hope of avoiding serious injuries caused by sharp edges. Windshields are made from a lamination process and are made up of two pieces of glass with a thin layer of vinyl between them. When it comes to replacing car glass, you have the option of selecting a replacement made by a company that makes OEM windshields or aftermarket glass made by non-OEM manufacturers.
Allstar Glass Corporation provides automotive glass services, including windshield repair, replacement or tinting, at affordable prices. Made of sand, limestone and soda ash, all automotive glass is normally designed to be 100% recyclable, sustainable and non-toxic. These criteria have become vital as they help preserve the environment and ensure that a carbon footprint is not left behind.
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