HIGHEST QUALITY BALUSTRADE & POOL GLASS
We have developed a reputation for supplying the highest quality tempered glass. Absolute attention to detail in production, packing and quality control means you can be assured of consistency of top quality products. Our 10 & 12mm glass is clear toughened plus heat soaked (balustrade panels only) .
All steps in production process reach the highest quality levels:
All glass is processed from the same float glass supplier
Quality and die batch of glass remains consistent
Strict quality checks to ensure only conforming float glass is processed
Double edger polishing machines
Perfect polish and blemish free edges
Horizontal double edges polishing machines give the finest edge finish
Speed of glass through edging machine is monitored
Quality control personnel check each sheet of glass
Sophisticated water filtration system ensures clean water used during polishing
Toughened glass is made from annealed glass via a thermal process. The glass is placed onto a roller table, taking it through a furnace that heats it above its annealing point of approx. 700 degrees Celsius. The glass is then rapidly cooled with forced air drafts. Of critical importance in glass processing is the tempering furnace used.
New furnace can toughen up to 2440 x 3600mm glass
Specially designed furnace for heavy weight glass – Optimally toughens 8mm thick and above
Onsite mechanics ensures regular maintenance
Punch testing of toughened glass every hour as per Australian Standards
OUR 10 & 12MM GLASS
is tested and certified as complying with the requirements of Australian & New Zealand Standard 2208:1996 – Safety Glazing Material in Buildings
Detailed quality control
At each stage of production (cutting, polishing, drilling, tempering and packing) dedicated Quality Control Personnel inspect each sheet of glass. Glass identified as not conforming to the highest quality is set aside.
HEAT SOAKED GLASS INFORMATION
Heat soaking is an extra processing step that takes place after glass is toughened. Glass is put in special racks and placed in a heat soak oven which heats up the panes to a certain temperature, holding this temperature for some hours, and cooling again to room temperature. This test seeks to induce breakage in the oven of any panels with NiS inclusion and/or excessive stress and hence reduces the chance of on site breakages.