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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Kent adds, “I believe most people will continue to label as they have in the past. To pass this standard, there must be a no fracture, or b if the glass fractures, the ten largest glass particles ctr weigh no more than 10 square inches of the original glass tested.

New CPSC 16 CFR Regulations Take Effect Today

This type of glass is intended for general glazing, and safety cpxc such as sliding doors, storm doors, building entrances, bath and shower enclosures, interior partitions, and other uses requiring superior strength and safety properties. For example, what happens if a fabricator has to remove and reinstall the same piece of glass?

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.

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 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 these.

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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. 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. Under these new regulations, manufacturer certifications of compliance with CPSC 16 CFR the federal safety standard for architectural glazing materials-must include the following: Learn About Window Glass.

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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.

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.

They may add ‘date of manufacture’ to the label if that is viable. All measurements taken from center-of-glass values. Category I is for glass products with an area not greater than 9 square feet and must endure a lb.

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No reproduction, in print, electronic or any form without the expressed written permission of Key Communications Inc. 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.

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Kent says it’s his understanding that the regulations apply, in effect, during the shipping period or process. Guardian Residential Glass Innovation. 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, trying to ensure these consumer products meet the safety requirements in these standards.

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 cpc regulations, and this will certainly mean many fabricators will have a lot of questions.

Does the glass then need to be labeled? 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.

16 CFR – Effective date. | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute

When broken, it will break into many relatively small fragments, which are less likely to cause serious injury. Need more info and analysis about the issues? 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