Auto glass is either tempered or laminated.
The glass usually used for the front and rear door windows and the rear window are made from tempered glass, the windshield is made from laminated glass.
What type of glass is most commonly found in cars?
Primarily, you deal with two forms of glass or glazing in vehicles today. Laminated glass is found in windshields, but it is increasingly found in the side and rear windows as well. This type of glass consists of two layers of glass with a layer of plastic sandwiched in between them.
What are the 4 types of glass?
There are four main types or strengths of glass:
- 1) Annealed Glass. Annealed glass is a basic product formed from the annealing stage of the float process.
- 2) Heat Strengthened Glass. Heat Strengthened Glass is semi tempered or semi toughened glass.
- 3) Tempered or Toughened Glass.
- 4) Laminated Glass.
Are car windows tempered glass?
Car and truck side windows are made of tempered glass, while others are laminated. It is called this because the glass is designed to shatter into tiny, harmless glass balls instead of shattering into shards that can cut or injure passengers. Why are most all side car windows are made of this tempered glass?
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