Insulated glazing (i.e. a minimum of two panes of glass with a gas-filled space between them) protects against temperature changes (cold and heating up), and against noise and breaking.
Fragile glass changes its structure in the tempering process. Tempering increases bending strength (e.g. in the case of strong sunlight), and if the glass is broken, it only breaks into small pieces with blunt edges.
Safety glass provides protection against injury if the glass breaks. It is intended for places where people are within the reach of glass splinters (hospitals, schools, nurseries, shops).
Fire resistant glazing is used in cases where it must meet the requirements of fire regulations regarding the prevention of spreading fire and enable safe evacuation of the building.
Sound insulating glazing is based on the asymmetry of glass, flexible connections, and damping gases in the space between the panes. Thanks to these measures, they achieve acoustic insulation of approximately Rw = 28-53 dB.
Thanks to the possibility of applying additional elements to the glass, it can have a decorative role and is often used in modern architecture. There is a wide variety of possible patterns and colours, and therefore the glass can be customised for individual projects.