A glass panel is a thin, rectangular element widely used in architecture and construction. Its properties depend on the production process.
Blown glass has an irregular surface due to the incorporated air.
Heat-toughened glass is strengthened through slow heating and cooling.
Tempered glass is heated, then quickly cooled, making it four times stronger.
Laminated glass includes sheets of another material, such as acrylic or polycarbonate.
Leaded glass protects against x-rays.
Ceramic glass offers fire protection.
Different glass types and production techniques confer varying properties and characteristics to the panels. They can be fireproof, insulating, non-slip (for floors), non-reflecting, curved, decorative, colored, enameled, lacquered, printed and satin finish, among other characteristics.