All windows produced by DK are made from safety glass. Shards of glass are sharp and can be very dangerous. When used in cars where there is a risk of collision, passenger safety is an important issue. There are methods to make glass significantly safer, by tempering or lamination, for example.
- Tempered glass has received a thermal treatment. This doesn’t just make the glass six times as strong as untreated glass, but the thermal treatment means that it fragments completely if the window breaks. It is consequently much safer for the occupants of a car in the event of an accident.
- Laminated glass consists of two or more panes that are joined by one or more layers of film. If the window breaks, the interlay ensures that any shards remain attached, thus increasing the safety of the car passengers. The glass ‘sandwich’ is created under pressure in an autoclave.
- A combination of these techniques is also possible. This is often applied to side and rear windows to give them better acoustic and heat-resistant qualities without conceding strength.