Glass Toughening

ABC Glass Processing

Glass Toughening Services

abc Glass specialises in glass toughening for trade and retail customers. With our state-of-the art glass toughening plant, we can create beautiful, quality toughened glass that meets the highest UK safety standards. We also offer toughened glass cut to size in your preferred dimensions, using both the latest machinery and traditional hand-cutting methods.

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Toughened Glass

20+ years of glass toughening expertise

As glass toughening specialists with over 20 years in the trade, we can cater to any type of request, from single pieces to bulk orders. Our toughened glass comes in a range of thicknesses from 4mm to 15mm. The maximum size of our toughened glass is 2.5x4m, which we can shape and cut to size with our glass cutting and machining services.

We offer standard clear glass formats as well as painted, frosted, coloured, tinted, mirrored, and toughened laminated glass. All our toughened glass is made to manufactured to BS EN12150 safety standards, and we also offer heat soak tested toughened glass for added safety and peace of mind. We provide free delivery to south London, the south, and southeast of England, with an average lead time of 7-10 days. Customers can also collect their order from our Portsmouth factory.

Toughened glass cut to size

We specialise in producing toughened glass to custom measurements, no matter how unusual or bespoke. Our CNC and waterjet technology enables us to produce complex shapes as well as cut-outs for patch fittings, handles, and fixings. We also offer polishing for toughened glass to ensure a neat and safe edge.

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Glass Toughening

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For more information about our glass toughening services, please view the expansion panels below or contact us.

What is toughened glass?

Toughened glass is an extremely safe and robust glass product designed to shatter into fine pieces rather than dangerously large shards. Our glass toughening process involves heating a standard glass sheet to up to over 600⁰C in our Glaston toughening furnace, resulting in a tempered glass surface for strength and safety.

What is tempered glass?

Tempered glass is another term for toughened glass – they are the same thing. Read our in-depth guide to toughened and tempered glass.

Can toughened glass be cut?

No. Glass cannot be cut or shaped once it has been through the glass toughening process. Instead, we cut, shape, and finish the glass to your requirements before running it through our toughening furnace.

Many applications for our toughened safety glass

Our glass toughening service is ideal for a wide variety of applications. Popular applications include shower enclosures, frameless doors, interior partitions, table-tops, staircases, balustrades, and balconies. We produce toughened glass in a range of types and styles, including standard clear glass, ultra-clear low iron glass, colour tinted glass, back painted glass, and frosted or sandblasted glass. We also produce laminated and toughened glass for balustrades, partitions, and glass floors.

How to order toughened safety glass

If you require glass toughening, we have the capacity and expertise to supply toughened and tempered safety glass in bulk or single sheet quantities and we are trusted suppliers to many UK bathroom, kitchen, and furniture manufacturers.

To order toughened glass we require either measurements, for simple square and rectangular glass sheets, or a hard template or digital DFX files. We can scan hard templates to produce the DFX cutting files we require. If you are a manufacturer, we can hold glass sizes on file for production and delivery to meet your production schedules. If you have questions about ordering toughened glass, please do contact us.


Delivery information

We operate a fleet of delivery vehicles staffed by our own drivers, ensuring the highest standards of customer and product care. Our delivery service is free, with weekly delivery routes operated throughout the south of England. Regular delivery areas are shown on the map below. We can deliver glass to areas outside of our usual delivery area for large projects. Our free delivery service accommodates both single sheets of glass and bulk orders.

abc Glass Processing free delivery area map