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Tempered glass is annealed glass that has been heat treated to increase strength and thermal shock resistance to prevent injury by changing the break pattern. Tempered glass is used in applications where heat, mechanical strength and safety are a factor. For example, the glass on motor vehicles is tempered to make it strong and less dangerous when it shatters or breaks. Tempered glass can withstand constant temperatures of 470 degrees.

Laminated glass is a layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) between two sheets of glass. When it breaks, the glass remains adhered to the polyvinyl butyral. Automobile windshields are laminated glass. Northlite Glass & Mirror stocks 1/8", ¼", 3/8" and ½" flat laminated glass in bronze, gray, green, blue and clear. Other thicknesses and colors are available by special order.

Wire Glass is rolled glass with a melded wire mesh laminated into the middle. It is mainly used in locations where the glass must remain n position to block drafts during a fire, even after it cracks. It is not as strong as float glass. Common patterns are "Mysco", which is diamond shaped, or "Georgian" which is square shaped.

We stock clear acrylic, more commonly known as "Plexiglas", in .100, 1/8", 3/16" & 1/4" thick. Thicker material, gray or bronze tinted, solid color and acrylic mirror is available by special order.

Polycarbonate, also known as "Lexan", is a tougher grade of plastic than acrylic. It is more impact resistant and less subject to color change after years of sunlight. We stock 1/8" and 1/4" polycarbonate. Other thicknesses, as well as gray or bronze tinted polycarbonate are available by special order.

Glass Safety Glass

Northlite Glass & Mirror is a full-service glass shop offering Safety Glass to Residential customers in southern & coastal New Hampshire, as well as eastern Massachusetts. Our trained designers specialize in listening to your "dream descriptions". If you can imagine it, Northlite Glass & Mirror can visualize and fabricate it for you. Or we can just make you tabletops or fix your broken windows!