Express Toughening Ltd
Express Toughening is the premier toughened glass manufacturer in the South East of England.Established in January 2001 we are a rapidly growing enterprise based within touching distance of the M25. With state of the art equipment and a service that is unmatched within the industry, we offer a wide variety of glass products including 4mm to 19mm Clear, Low Iron,
Low-E, Patterned, Painted and much more to meet your ever increasing needs.
Distribution areas include the whole of Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Croydon, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire the East Midlands with national delivery on request.
Please visit our website for more information on toughened glass balustrades and fittings.
Toughened glass is ideal for glazed doors, low level windows for safety and for tabletops where it can withstand heat.
Clear Float glass can be applied in interior décor for glass shelves, furniture and even glass doors.
Low iron is another interior glass that is designed for applications where its unique appearance and optical qualities are of particular advantage such as for shelving.
Visit our website to enquire about toughened glass shelves.
The Oriel Collection is a premium range of decorative glass. It comes in a choice of four designs offering charm through to sophistication enabling the interior of your home to benefit from the natural light-enhancing properties of glass.
The Warwick design is unique amongst patterns because it is produced using a different manufacturing method. All the others are formed from an embossed roller that takes the design to the edge of the glass in a uniform way.
For privacy, pure style or to allow more light into internal rooms, decorative glass gives you a whole range of attractive options.
Toughened glass is produced by heating regular float glass after it has been cut to size and edged. The treatment involves heating the glass so that it begins to soften (approx 670 degrees C) and then rapidly cooling it. This produces a glass which, if broken, breaks into small pieces without sharp edges. This process does increase the surface tension of the glass which can cause it to 'explode' if broken; this is more a dramatic effect than hazardous.
See above for information regarding toughened or tempered glass. Our additional services include:
- CNC: With the use of computer numerical cutting (CNC) equipment we can shape and polish float and laminated glass up to 19mm in thickness, which would not be possible using traditional glass cutting and polishing methods.
- Glass polishing: For that perfect finish, any type of glass can be given a highly bright polished edge.
- Glass drilling: Holes can be drilled in any glass thickness from 4mm to 99mm diameter.
- UV bonding: We use the finest adhesives and have developed special relationships with manufacturers to produce the ultimate joint which is stronger than glass itself.
51-55 Fowler Road, Hainault, Essex IG6 3XE
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