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| In the European Union, Member States are allowed to set minimum performance requirements to construction products available on their market.
| Building code requirements for wind-borne debris protection have been in existence since the mid- 1990s, and as a result, many glazing systems have been tested and certified to these performance requirements.
| The Swiss society of engineers and architects (SIA) initiated a structural glass standard committee with the task to develop a Swiss glass design standard.
| This paper presents an evaluation of the use of annealed laminated glass incorporating the stiffer PVB interlayers.
| This paper was first presented at GPD 2019 by Louis Moreau from AGNORA, Canada.
| In this paper, an advanced calculation method developed by Sika is presented to design SSG joints exposed to any kind of stress (tensile, shear and bending).
| This paper will present analyses of sample rectangular double glazed IGUs with symmetrical and asymmetrical heat-strengthened and tempered glass constructions for positive and negative pressure to simulate wind loads.
| This paper was first presented at GPD 2019 by Dr. W.M. Stevels from Eastman Chemical Company.
| Recently, the uniform load resistance of enamel coated glass plates has become a topic of interest with respect to proposed changes to ASTM E1300.
| As a manufacturer and supplier of monolithic, laminated and insulated glass panels, we often produce larger panels that must use heat-treated components, ionoplast interlayers and multi-layer assemblies.
| Glass balustrades are a common application of laminated glass, wherein the glass panel acts as a structural member that is required to sustain lateral design loads as stipulated by building regulations.
| The fragment count in the standardized fragmentation test in the standard EN 12150-1 is the way to define the safety level of tempered glass and a way to also get an indication about the stress and strength level of the tempered glass.
| Adhesive bonding is an efficient joining process with great potential for materialefficient constructions. Today, the technology is already applied in almost all branches of industry.
| What relevance do British Standards have on the specification of partitions?
| Laminated safety glass with SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer has played a key role in enabling the design of a twisting, all-glass double skin façade on The Shanghai Tower in China — the world’s second tallest building after the Burj Khalifa in…
| Transposing the EPBD in national laws, why it is so important for the glass industry?
| SSV tested thousands of glass panes from 2000 according to the European Standards for thermally toughened safety glass EN 12150 and according to EN 1863 for heat strengthened glass.
| Firstly, it would be great if everyone in the glass industry refrained from calling this product “bullet proof” I seriously doubt if anything is ultimately bullet proof, bullet resistant is indeed the correct terminology and within the industry this…
| Wired glass is more dangerous than regular glass when it breaks because the exposed wires are razor sharp.
| The use of transparent glass in conducting electricity using LEDs, short for light emitting diodes, is increasing. LED's are approaching the lifespan of standard building materials, making it cost effective to embed them directly in structural…