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The glass in our products is Safety Toughen Glass.
Please be informed that the toughened/ tempered glass is physically and thermally stronger than regular glass. Basically the toughened / tempered glass is glass that has been processed by controlled thermal treatment thus to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempered glass is made by processes which create balanced internal stresses which give the glass strength and consequently make it safer. The greater contraction of the inner layer during manufacturing induces compressive stresses in the surface of the glass balanced by tensile stresses in the body of the glass. The greater the surface stress, the smaller the glass particles will be when broken. Therefore, it will shatter into small fragments instead of sharp shards when broken, making it less likely to cause severe injury and deep lacerations. Such a shatter effect could be described as 'explosion' which apparently this is normal for tempered glass while it is this compressive stress that gives the toughened glass increased strength. Even an accidental minor impact could have triggered that tensile force to break the glass. The glass is most susceptible to breakage due to damage to the edge of the glass where the tensile stress is the greatest, but shattering can also occur in the event of a hard impact in the middle of the glass pane or if the impact is concentrated (for example, striking the glass with a point).We all know that any cutting or grinding, or general modifications to the glass can only be done prior to tempering. Cutting, grinding, sharp impacts and sometimes even scratches after tempering will cause the glass to fracture i.e. because of the balanced stresses in the glass, damage to the glass will eventually result in the glass shattering into thumbnail-sized pieces.
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The Company was founded in 1981 by the Stelios Konikkos family in a small showroom in the heart of Paphos’ town centre under the name Konikkos Metal Ltd.

The company was mainly involved in bathroom remodeling, everything from carpentry to plumbing to floor and wall tiling. Gradually building the reputation as a specialized trade, the company focused its resources and abilities solely on bathroom enclosures. [...]

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