Fully Tempered

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® fully tempered glass is approximately four times stronger than annealed glass of the same thickness and configuration. When it is broken, tempered glass fractures into small fragments that reduce the probability of serious injury as compared to annealed glass. Tempered glass meets all safety glazing standards including the federal safety glazing standard, CPSC 16 CFR 1201. Because tempered glass fractures into many small pieces, it tends to vacate the opening, when broken, more than heat-strengthened and annealed glass does.

Fully Tempered

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Fully Tempered Applications

Tempered glass is used when the strength requirements exceed the capabilities of heat-strengthened glass, and for all safety glazing applications.Tempered glass is commonly used in sliding doors, storm doors, atriums, partitions, windows, storefronts, display cases, bath and shower enclosures and all-glass doors and entrances. Tempered glass should not be installed in areas where it is exposed to temperatures greater than approximately 400°F because it will begin to lose its degree of temper (reverting back to annealed glass).

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Fully Tempered Capabilities

Most architectural glass products can be heat-treated. Some patterned glass and decorative glass with a deep surface pattern may not be heat-treatable. Silk-Screened and ceramic spandrel glass are always either heat-strengthened or tempered as part of their fabrication process. When spandrel glass is incorporated into insulating glass units, both lites must be heat-treated. Heat-absorbing glasses, such as standard and high performance tints, reflective glasses and some Low-E glass, may require heat treatment to reduce the probability of thermal-stress breakage, especially when used as part of an insulating glass unit.

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Fully Tempered Characteristics

The color, chemical composition and light transmission characteristics of glass remain unchanged after the heat-treating process. The physical properties of glass, such as the compressive strength, hardness, specific gravity, the softening point, thermal conductivity, solar transmittance, stiffness and expansion coefficient, also remain unchanged.

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Fully Tempered Description

Glass is heat-treated by heating annealed glass to a temperature of approximately 1,150ºF (621°C), then rapidly cooling it. The glass is cooled by a carefully controlled airflow (also known as quenching), which uniformly cools all glass surfaces simultaneously. High airflow rates produce tempered glass and much lower airflow rates produce heat-strengthened glass.

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Heat-Treated Glass Colors

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a comprehensive line of Heat-Treated Glass options. The glass types listed below are included in the Heat-Treated offering. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a variety of glass products to meet your architectural glazing design needs. Please contact Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® for product availability and performance data as this information is subject to change without notice.

For monolithic, laminated or insulating glass unit performance data, please go to GlasSelect®, our on-line glass performance calculator.

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Clear
Clear Glass Products
Clear
1/4" (6mm) Clear Float Glass
5/16" (8mm) Clear Float Glass
3/8" (10mm) Clear Float Glass
1/2" (12mm) Clear Float Glass
3/4" (19mm) Clear Float Glass
Self-Cleaning/Low Maintenance
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Activ® on Clear Self-Cleaning #1
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Starphire® Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 on UltraClear™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 78/65 on UltraClear™ Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 78/65 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Energy Advantage™ Low-E #2 or #3
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Clear Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 20 on Clear Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Clear Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Sungate® 500 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Sungate® 600 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3

 

Low Iron
Low Iron Glass Products
Low Iron
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
3/8" (10mm) Vitro Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/2" (12mm) Vitro Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Guardian UltraClear® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
3/8" (10mm) Guardian UltraClear® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/2" (12mm) Guardian UltraClear® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
3/8" (10mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/2" (12mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Starphire Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 72 on Starphire Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on UltraClear® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on UltraClear® Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on UltraClear® Low-E #2 or #3
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Starphire® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on UltraClear® Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 62 on UltraClear® Low-E #2 or #3

 

Gray
Gray Glass Products
Tinted
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Graylite® II High Performance Tint
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solargray® Tint Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Guardian CrystalGray® Tinted Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Guardian Gray Tinted Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Guardian MidnightGray™ High Performance Tint
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington SuperGrey™ High Performance Tint
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® z75 Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Solargray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Optigray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Optigray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Optigray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Optigray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 on Gray Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on Gray Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Solargray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Solargray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Solargray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® z50 Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on Gray Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ on Grey Low-E #2
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Optigray® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on Gray Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on Gray Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on Gray Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Solargray® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Gray Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on CrystalGray® Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on CrystalGray® Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on CrystalGray® Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Grey Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Vistacool® Solargray® Reflective #2

 

Bronze
Bronze Glass Products
Tinted
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarbronze®
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Solarbronze® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Bronze Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Bronze Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

 

Green
Green Glass Products
Tinted
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Atlantica® High Performance Tint
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solexia® Tinted Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington EverGreen™ High Performance Tint
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Solexia® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Solexia® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Solexia® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Solexia® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Atlantica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 on Green Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ on EverGreen™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Atlantica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Atlantica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Atlantica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Green Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Green Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on Green Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on Green Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on Green Low-E #2
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Atlantica® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Solexia® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 20 on Green Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington EverGreen™ Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian TwilightGreen™ High Performance Tint

 

Blue Green
Blue Green Glass Products
Tinted
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Azuria® High Performance Tint
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optifloat™ Blue-Green Tinted Float Glass
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Azuria® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ Plus on Blue-Green Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Azuria® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Azuria® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Azuria® Low-E #2
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Azuria® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Azuria® Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Vistacool® Azuria® Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Blue-Green Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

 

Blue
Blue Glass Products
Tinted
1/4" (6mm) Guardian CrystalBlue™
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Optiblue®
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Pacifica® High Performance Tint
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarblue®
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Arctic Blue™ High Performance Tint
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Optiblue® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Solarblue® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Pacifica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® z75 Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 on CrystalBlue™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on CrystalBlue™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on CrystalBlue™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on CrystalBlue™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ Plus on Arctic Blue™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Pacifica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Pacifica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Pacifica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Solarblue® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Solarblue® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Solarblue® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® z50 Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ on Arctic Blue™ Low-E #2
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on CrystalBlue™ Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on CrystalBlue™ Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on CrystalBlue™ Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Optiblue® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Pacifica® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Solarblue® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Pacifica® Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Solarblue® Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Vistacool® Pacifica® Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Arctic Blue™ Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Royal Blue 40 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2

 

Silver
Silver Glass Products
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Clear Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Azuria® Reflective #1
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Bronze Reflective #1
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Gray Reflective #1
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Pacifica® Reflective #1
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Solarblue® Reflective #1
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 61 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 20 on Clear Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 32 on Clear Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Clear Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Solexia® Reflective #1

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