What is toughened?

  • (adj): Physically toughened.
    Synonyms: tough
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Some articles on toughened:

Chemically Strengthened Glass
... results in a strengthening similar to toughened glass ... This differs from toughened glass, in which slender pieces can be significantly bowed ... Also unlike toughened glass, chemically strengthened glass may be cut after strengthening, but loses its added strength within the region of approximately 20 mm of the cut ...
Toughened Glass - Properties
... Toughened glass is physically and thermally stronger than regular glass ... For glass to be considered toughened, this compressive stress on the surface of the glass should be a minimum of 69 MPa ... It is this compressive stress that gives the toughened glass increased strength ...
Zytel - Types
... Zytel HTN54G50HSLR BK031 50% Glass reinforced, toughened, heat stabilized, hydrolysis resistant high performance polyamide resin ... Zytel HTN54G50HSLR NC010 50% Glass reinforced, toughened, heat stabilized, hydrolysis resistant high performance polyamide resin ... Toughened Resins Zytel HTN54G15HSLR BK031 15% Glass reinforced, heat stabilized, hydrolysis resistant high performance polyamide resin ...
Architectural Glass - Toughened Glass (tempered Glass)
... Toughened (or tempered) glass is a type of safety glass that has increased strength and will usually shatter in small, square pieces when broken ... Using toughened glass on automobile windshields would be a problem when a small stone hits the windshield at speed, as it would shatter into small squares endangering the driver and passengers ... Toughened glass is typically four to six times the strength of annealed glass ...
Toughened Glass - Disadvantages
... Toughened glass must be cut to size or pressed to shape before toughening and cannot be re-worked once toughened ... Using toughened glass can pose a security risk in some situations because of the tendency of the glass to shatter completely upon hard impact rather than leaving ...

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