Tempered glass is not suitable for high temperature applications, such as wood burning stoves. Standard tempered glass expands when heated and shrinks when cooled.
Ceramic glass such as PyroCeram Glass® and NeoCeram Glass ® have near zero thermal expansion which makes them very resistant to thermal shattering.
NeoCeram Glass® is not glass at all but is a heat resistant transparent ceramic that is used in high heat applications such as in wood stove glass, wood pellet stoves, coal burning applications, electric heaters, space heaters and high heat fireplaces where the heat source is close to the glass.
We offer both NeoCeram® and PyroCeram® ceramic glass.