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Auto Glass: Laminated Versus Tempered

There are two major types of auto glasses available – laminated and tempered. Laminated glasses have been the preferred choice in most vehicles for almost 7-8 decades. In this, an inner plastic or resin layer surrounds two or more layers of glass. This plastic or resin serves as a binding interlayer. It keeps the glass from breaking into smaller pieces in an event of an accident.

Contrary, tempered glass, as name suggests, is a single piece of glass that is heated and then cooled to harden it. Tempering strengthens it to about 5-10 times the original strength. These glasses are generally used in side windows of the vehicles to allow an emergency exit.

A laminate glass is ideal for most vehicles as it does not allow the glass to completely break. Being largely repairable is another advantage of this glass. Considering its wide ranging advantages, it is the number one choice among auto glass manufacturers and auto glass repair companies.

Tempered glass, although has its own advantages, should not be used in front glass. Since it can easily get shattered, it can be particularly risky in the event of an accident where small pieces of broken glass can lead to many injuries.

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