Tempered or toughened glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the interior into tension.
Sandblasting is essentially the process of blastingthe surface of glass with grit which peppers the surface, giving it a milky white appearance. Sandblasting is a general term used to describe the act of propelling very fine bits of material at high-velocity by steam or air to clean or etch a surface.
Beveled glass is usually made by taking thick glass and creating an angled surface cut (bevel) around the entire periphery. Beveled glass can be obtained as clusters which are arranged to create a specific design.
Glass is loaded onto a edging machine where raw glass edges are transformed into either ground, satin or polished edges. The glass edge is passed onto a series of diamond and polishing wheels where the desired edge finish is achieved.