Tempered glass is made by heating and cooling a required size of glass in a tempering furnace. Glass must be cut and edged into a shape required before tempering. Heating it at temperature around 1200°F and cooling it rapidly makes the glass hardened so that it will get 4 to 5 times stronger. Once it gets break, tempered glass would shatter into small pieces , which would minimize the injury then ordinal glass.
Laminated glass is a combination of glass and a interlayer called EVA film . Interlayer help to bond two pieces of glass together. The performance of the interlayer would add to the laminated glass extra performance . For example , Oster EVA film can block 99% UV ray. So , the laminated glass can block 99 % of UV-light and protect inside human being and furniture away from the damage of sunshine . Sound insulation and infrared ray are the added performance by EVA interlayer film . Certain thicker, multilayered forms of laminated glass can even qualify as burglar- and bullet-resistant glass. Compared with tempered glass , laminated glass can be cut and edge after laminating . And lead time of laminated glass is faster because most glass shops stock laminated glass.