Releases Ball Drop Test Method
The Glass Association of North America's (GANA) Laminating Division has released
the Standard Test Method for Ball Drop Impact of Laminated Architectural
Flat Glass. This test method is intended for use as an in-plant
quality control test to evaluate the impact performance of laminated
flat glass. It covers the destructive ball drop testing of laminated
flat glass products intended for use in architectural glazing applications.
"The GANA Laminating Division members requested that a test
method be created by the Association so that ball drop impact testing
had a uniform written procedure for all laminating facilities to
follow," stated Julie Schimmelpenningh of Solutia Inc. Schimmelpenningh
serves as the chairperson of the ball drop test method task group
chair and GANA President. "Now that this test method has been
completed, the task group's next charge is to create a specification
to compliment the new test method."
The Standard Test Method for Ball Drop Impact of Laminated Architectural
Flat Glass is available as a downloadable PDF file or hardcopy.
All GANA members may download the PDF file complimentary from the
GANA members only website. Non-members may purchase the Standard
for $25 by contacting GANA at (785) 271-0208 or by ordering online