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Toughened Safety Glass

Pilkington Toughened Safety Glass has been subjected to a heating and cooling treatment whereby high compressive stresses are set up at the surfaces with balancing tensile stresses in the centre. The high compressive surface stresses give the Pilkington Toughened Safety Glass its increased strength (up to 5 times stronger than ordinary glass).

Most glasses produced by Pilkington are available in toughened form. 

  • Benefit
    Conforms to British Standards and other International Standards.
  • Recognised worldwide as a safety glass.
  • 60 years experience of manufacturing across the world.
  • High quality and service.
  • Available in heat soaked form for extra confidence in use.
  • Professional advice available for all applications. 


‘British Standard 6206: 1981 (1994)’ requires that each piece of safety glazing used within ‘critical locations’ should be marked with the all of the following:

 The British Standard number ‘BS 6206’.
 Identification of the type of glass used i.e. ‘L’ for laminated, ‘P’ for plastics, ‘T’ for tempered (toughened), ‘W’ for wired or ‘SFB’ for safety film backed.
 The category of safety glass used i.e. ‘Class A’, ‘Class B’, or ‘Class C’ (based on its performance under impact tests). A suffix ‘o’ denotes front impact test only e.g. mirrored wardrobe doors.

An identifiable name, trademark or other identification mark of the manufacturer. If any of the above markings are lost by cutting, then the company which carries out the cutting must replace markings a) to c) and add their own identifiable name or trade