TERMINOLOGY

Q. What is CNC glass?
CNC (Computer Numerical Control) is a computer system for cutting / shaping of glass.

Under this production process the glass can be cut (using various different cutting methods) to your exact shape and design. 

CNC glass is most often used when you have to cut or shape glass for special or unique designs – particularly for customised glass shelving, unusually shaped windows, glass conference tables or for the design of glass stairways and balustrades where holes need to be cut into the glass to specific shapes and sizings with very small tolerances.

Q. What is heat soak glass?
Heat soak is a strengthening process that can be applied to both tempered and laminated glass.  Under the heat soak process, glass is heated, and then cooled under pressure – glass that is treated like this can be 5-15 times as strong as untreated glass.

The glass processing line in our Changi factory is certified for the heat soak process and can deliver to a shorter timeline than most of our competitors.

Heat soak glass is most commonly used where strength is a must – such applications can include areas such as shelving, large exterior display windows, glass flooring, glass conference table or glass stairways and balustrades.

Q. What is a glass processing line?
A glass processing line is where glass is manufactured, shaped and treated.

The Carlton glass processing line is located at our factory, warehouse and office in Changi.  Here we produce our five core products of Clear Glass, Low Iron Glass, Original Painted Glass, Tinted Glass and Mirror Glass.

It is also where we offer valued added services such as heat soak, lamination, grit blasting, heat strengtheningtempering and glass spray painting. This is in addition to our CNC capabilities for customising and shaping glass.

To find out more about our full range of glass processing and customisation capabilities, do come and visit us at the corporate office where someone from our friendly and professional consultancy team will be happy to answer your queries.

Q. What is the difference between tempered glass and laminated glass?
Both tempered glass and laminated glass are often referred to as safety glass. This is because when they break, or otherwise suffer an unexpected impact, they don’t shatter into sharp shards that are dangerous.

In the case of laminated glass – a sheet of strong “plastic” is inserted between two sheets of glass – when there is an impact to a sheet of glass like this, the plastic holds it together and stops it from breaking and falling from the window frame.

Tempered glass, on the other hand, will break into small cubes that largely don’t have sharp edges.

Carlton Glass produces both tempered glass and laminated glass locally in Singapore so we can deliver on shorter timelines than our competitors.