International to Publish New Laminated Glass Standard Specification
May 21, 2009
ASTM committee C 14.08 on Flat Glass will soon publish a new version
of C 1172 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural
Flat Glass. The standard, which is currently available in the
2003 version, has gone through a review at process by the Glass
Association of North America (GANA) and the new draft had been released
for public comment prior to balloting.
"This standard has passed all the ASTM standard balloting
procedures and is slated for editorial adjustments prior to publishing,"
says Julie Schimmelpenningh with Solutia, who serves as the GANA
Laminating Division task group chair. "This will mean the most
current version will be an ASTM C 1172-09 standard once this is
The major changes for the 2009 version are:
- Clarification that furniture glazing is not in the scope of
- Complete classification revisions of classifications; materials
are no longer classified by their type (i.e. heat-strengthened)
but rather by application use (safety, non-safety, overhead, vertical
and spandrel); and
- Modification of visual inspection criteria based on application.
"The modifications in this standard will provide clearer understanding
of product quality and performance attributes for the purchaser
of laminated glass, and will provide a mechanism for laminators
to utilize the most current practices for inspection and classification
in non-traditional applications such as point supported," says
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