Natare uses special tempered glass produced under carefully controlled conditions to remove undesirable stresses and impurities.
Our tempered glass is composed of transparent glass that is permanently laminated to a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film. The result is a window that is much stronger and resistant to impact and heat than traditional glass.
In the unlikely event that our window could be broken it would keep its primary shape and visibility leaving the window without any sharp or jagged edges.
Tempered glass is approximately 4-5x stronger than annealed (traditional) glass, providing a very high level of safety.
The glazing in our windows is a safety glazing material that meets the needs of ANSI Z97.1 Standard and Federal Standard CPSC 16 CFR 1201.
Acrylic Window Options
Natare also produces acrylic windows, which is a clear plastic that resembles glass. We use only high-quality, domestic-production acrylic (rather than low-quality extruded acrylic, which is softer, can scratch easily, and may contain impurities).