CPSC 16CFR Category I Laminated Glass. Our tempered glass and laminated glass with a PVB interlayer or greater are. Category II safety rated . One of the most commonly recognizable code organizations is the Consumers Product Safety Commision (CPSC) that has set standard 16 CFR Category I . CFR Part The CPSC amended its Safety Standard for Architectural The principal differences between the CPSC’s 16 CFR standard and the ANSI.
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The typical process to produce tempered glass involves heating the glass to over 1, degrees F, then rapidly cooling to lock the glass surfaces in a state of compression and the core in a state of tension. Tempered glass cannot be cut or drilled after tempering, and any alterations, such as edge grinding, sand blasting or acid etching, can cause premature failure. Compliance with a new set of U.
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When broken, it will break into many relatively small fragments, which are less likely to cdr serious injury. To pass the standard, there must be a no fracture, or b if the glass fractures, the ten largest glass particles must weigh no more than 10 square inches of the original glass tested.
Fully tempered ClimaGuard glass is approximately four to five times stronger than annealed glass of the same thickness and configuration, residual surface compression must be over 10, PSI for 6mm, according to ASTM C Therefore, I see most manufacturers using a hybrid approach with the information being distributed between the permanent logo, the shipping documentation and the fabricators website. For example, what happens if a fabricator has to remove and reinstall the same piece of glass?
To pass this standard, there must be a no fracture, or b if the glass fractures, the ten largest glass particles must weigh no more than 10 square inches of the original glass tested. Does the glass then need to be labeled? Kent adds, “I believe most people will continue to label as they have in the past.
Under these new regulations, manufacturer certifications of compliance with CPSC 16 CFR the 116 safety standard for architectural glazing materials-must include the following: For those companies that buy labeled glass and then have to cut it, the required information will still be available as Kent says it can appear on 1 a paper certificate, 2 the actual product label, or 3 by reference to a website, or some combination of xpsc.
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Kent says it’s his understanding that the regulations apply, in effect, during the shipping period or process. Category I is for glass products with an area not greater than 9 square feet and must endure a lb. John Kent, administrator for the Safety Glazing Certification Council SGCCsays every manufacturer or importer of an architectural glazing material that is subject to 16 CFR Part will be required to comply with these new regulations, and this will certainly mean many fabricators will have a lot of questions.
They then will provide a statement on shipping documents that 1 certified they meet the regulation, 2 addresses the date of manufacture, 3 identified the product, and 4 references a website where the remainder of the information may be obtained. There is too much required information to put it all on the permanent logo on the glass and still have the glass acceptable to owners and architects.
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Manufacturer’s name; mailing address and telephone number; month and year of manufacture; city and state where manufactured; safety standard; identification of the product by a “unique identifier;” custodian of testing records’ name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number; date and place where the product was tested; and the third-party test laboratory’s name, mailing address and telephone number.
According to Kim Mann, general counsel for the Glass Association of North America, the CPSC has made it clear “that its first priority will not be policing certification and labeling requirements,” but, rather, cff to ensure these consumer products meet the safety requirements in these standards.
Some in the industry say these changes are not likely to have a huge impact on the way glass fabricators have already been doing business. They may add ‘date of manufacture’ to the label if that is viable. Guardian Residential Glass Innovation.
All measurements taken from center-of-glass values. This type of glass is intended for general glazing, and safety glazing such as sliding doors, storm doors, building entrances, bath and shower enclosures, interior cfg, and other uses requiring superior strength and safety properties.