Mystirious breaking of toughened glass

We have recently installed toughened glass in our project. Surprisingly within months after installation it shattered down mystiriously. Please suggest how could a toughened glass could break down on its own suddenly with no apperent reason.

Guest User
Tue, 27/07/2004 - 09:51


I suppose the reason why it broke is dependent on a lot of factors like, what sort of project was it being used in, what thickness was the glass, was it rated for use in a specific application (ie did you have it placed somewhere that exposed it to a high degree of torsional stress where it want the best candidate)

Frederik Hendrickx
Tue, 05/10/2004 - 15:31

if related to production proces
-> try heat soak test

Barbara Hoffman
Tue, 22/03/2005 - 15:25

Dear Sir:
Tempered glass can break spontaneously due to nickel sulfide inclusions. There is a lot of information about this condition in the glass industry.

Barbara Hoffman

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