What are the characteristics of single-pane safety glass (ESG)?
Single-pane safety glass (ESG) is produced by thermal tempering. The glass pane is heated in a special furnace to overheat. 600 °C in a special furnace and then quenched with cold air. This creates zones of different tension in the glass. ESG is often referred to as “tempered glass”, which is not correct – ESG is not “harder”, but has other properties: increased resistance to temperature changes as well as high resistance to bending, impact and shock. If it is destroyed, however, ESG breaks into small pieces and thus has a lower risk of injury.