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Automotive glass is intended to protect against wind stresses, withstand road debris impacts, and support high-speed driving. Automotive glass is a specialized form of glass that is used in the construction of automobiles. It is also sometimes called Windshield, Windscreen, or Windbreak glass. Tempered glass is used for the side windows and rear windows of all types of automobiles. Laminated glass is used for the windshields and some doors.
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Tempered and laminated window glass are two different types that are used in automobiles. Tempered glass is made from annealed glass via a thermal tempering process. It is heated by a furnace well above its transition temperature of 564 °C (1,047 °F) to around 620 °C (1,148 °F). The glass is then rapidly cooled with forced air drafts.
Laminated glass, on the other hand, contains three layers: an inner layer made of polyvinyl; an outer layer made from a strong paper-like material; and a middle layer that is either clear or has small pieces of other materials like metal embedded in it. Because there are no hard parts inside the window itself, laminated glasses can be easier to install than tempered ones – most simply require popping out the old windshield and putting in the new one!