Glazing Materials under bomb conditions

Glazing Materials Under Bomb Blast Conditions

Pretoria Gauteng South Africa March 2011
Report by National Glazing Council

Anti Bomb Blast Glass
Security glazing in its context, means any glazing material which does not generate dagger-like flying fragments when broken under bomb blast conditions.

In the light of increasing blast occurrences throughout the world and serious injuries and death caused by flying glass, the CSIR which stands for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research instituted a series of tests to compare the performances under bomb blast conditions, of different types of glazing material commonly used in buildings.

The CSIR test reports are conducted to assist local authorities with the responsibility they have and the level of protection of glazing they need to provide in public areas.

Consumers can now satisfy themselves that Klingshield’s window film products offer absolute protection from the effects of flying glass.

The products tested and the results under “Bomb Blast Conditions” are as follows.

Monolithical window glass – Float and Georgian wired glass - is not acceptable as a glazing material.

Float Glass with applied plastic coating in either 0,5mm and ,10mm is acceptable as there was no flying glass demonstrated during the test.

Toughened Safety Glass – 6mm and 4mm were not acceptable.

Laminated Glass in various thicknesses were all acceptable and the glass held together.

The above glazing materials tested were typical examples of products found in the South African market. Users should satisfy themselves that products offered fall into the Safety Glazing category.

For further information on shatterproofing glass please consult our website under “Safety Window Film

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