Thermal Glass Tempering & Chemical Glass Strengthening

Swift Glass offers a wide variety of glass tempering and chemical strengthening solutions.

When you need fabricated glass parts that can withstand the toughest situations, tempered glass is one of your best options.

It is one a popular choice for applications where traditional (annealed) glass could pose a potential safety hazard. By heating the glass to extreme temperatures and then accelerating the cooling process, the glass’s material properties are enhanced, making it up to 5x stronger and safer than untreated glass.

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Swift Glass’s rigorous thermal tempering process also prevents glass from shattering into dangerous shards when broken.

Thermal tempering is great for these applications:

  • High-pressure windows
  • Explosion-proof windows
  • Lighting products
  • Industrial and residential doors

Our versatility allows us to provide materials in a variety of sizes and thicknesses. For thicknesses up to 1”, we can thermal temper length and width specifications of 34” x 72”. For thicknesses that range from 1” to 2.375”, we offer length and width constraints of 14” x 14” for thermal tempering.

Chemical Strengthening

Chemically-strengthened glass can be selected for applications with less extreme environments than tempered glass, but where added resistance to wind load, thermal stress and other factors are required. Chemically-strengthened glass often has higher quality surface characteristics than tempered glass, and normally retains similar break patterns of annealed glass. Swift Glass has the capability to chemically strengthen glass 30″ x 40″.

Quality Production

heat strengthening furnaceOur company works with state-of-the-art testing equipment to insure DSR, GASP, and GANA tempering standards are upheld.  We offer an extensive material selection that includes:  Float Glass, Borofloat® and Pyrex®.

Whether you require production for three pieces of glass, or three thousand, we have the capacity to meet your needs. Our tempering furnace equipment provides intensive heating and rapid cooling, which makes production “swift” and effective. We also offer expedited services for those special projects that require lightning fast turnaround times.

Some of the industries that we serve:

We Value Your Trust

Our expert thermal glass tempering and chemical strengthening services are dependable when you need them. No matter how complex, Swift Glass will make your ordering process simple and easy. You can trust our experienced team and top of the line machinery to deliver extraordinary results, time after time.

With nearly 100 years in the glass fabrication industry, we are a global leader of fabricated glass parts. When you need accurate, unparalleled production, you can have confidence that we will go above and beyond the competitors.

Please contact us today to inquire further about our expert thermal glass tempering and chemical strengthening service.

Click on the table below to learn about our specifications.

Thermal Glass Tempering Specifications

Thermal Glass Tempering
Industry FocusAerospace/Aviation
Automotive
Building
Energy
Lighting
Marine
Medical
Military/Government
Petrochemical
Semiconductor
Intended ApplicationExplosion-Proof Windows
High Pressure Windows
Lighting Products
Industry StandardsGlass Tempering Assoc.
Tempering ProcessThermal Tempering
MaterialBorofloat®
Pyrex®
Float Glass
Thickness up to 1"Max
34" x 72"
Thickness up to 2 3/8"Max
14" x 14"
Cooling ProcessAir
Inspection EquipmentPhotoelastimeter
Polarimeter
GASP
DSR

Chemical Glass Strengthening Specifications

Industry FocusAerospace/Aviation
Automotive
Building
Energy
Lighting
Marine
Medical
Military/Government
Petrochemical
Semiconductor
Consumer Products
Intended ApplicationThin Glass Products
Industry StandardsASTM C 1422
Strengthening ProcessChemical Strengthening
MaterialSoda Lime
Length40"
Width30"
Cooling ProcessAir
Water