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Optical Toughening

Knight Optical can strengthen glass via controlled thermal or chemical treatment.  Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the inner surfaces into tension, increasing the strength compared to normal glass.

Such stresses cause the glass, when broken to crumble into smaller chunks of glass instead of splintering into jagged shards, so there is  less chance to cause injury.

As a result of its safety and strength, toughened glass is used in a variety of demanding applications.

For further information about this service please contact the Knight Optical team on 01622 859 444 or email us.
For more information or to place an order contact our multilingual technical sales team on +44 (0)1622 859 444 or email us and discover how Knight Optical can improve your instrumentation and supply chain experience.