Car windows are typically made of tempered glass, which is an extremely strong type of glass. It is created by treating the glass with rapid heating and cooling processes. This causes the glass to break into small pieces that mimic the shape of pebbles when it breaks. Tempered glass is four to five times stronger than untreated glass and is used for the side windows and rear windshield of a car.
Laminated glass is another type of safety glass that is used in cars. It is formed by a thin layer of vinyl between two layers of glass, creating a thicker and stronger window. Laminated glass is most commonly used for the front and rear windshields due to its increased strength and shatter resistance, as well as its ability to remain transparent even after breaking. In comparison, the windows in most homes are made of standard glass that breaks into large pieces when broken.
Automotive glass is designed to be resistant to dust, dirt, and impacts to prevent particles from sticking to the window and distorting the driver's line of sight. Laminated glass was added to cars as a standard safety measure to prevent accidents. It is considered one of the safest types of glass because it is not easy to break or shatter. Laminated glass can be repaired, but tempered glass breaks completely in an accident and requires a complete replacement. The use of laminated and tempered glass for vehicle windows has been increasing due to its increased strength and shatter resistance, combined with its ability to remain transparent even after breaking.
Automotive glass can serve multiple purposes depending on consumer requirements, and it can work well in any situation where there is a potential for impact by a person.