GANA Releases New Glass Informational Bulletin Titled Differences Between Safety Glazing Standards

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has released the tenth and latest in a series of Glass Information Bulletins aimed at providing technical information and education to the architectural fenestration industry. The newest bulletin, Differences Between Safety Glazing Standards, focuses on the differences in methodology between two safety glazing standards: CPSC 16 CFR Part 1201 and ANSI Z97.1. A list of specific topics addressed by the Bulletin includes: application, test specimens, types of glass, asymmetrical glazing material, impact categories or levels, pass-fail impact criteria, labeling, certification, impact testing apparatus, weathering tests, modulus and hardness tests, and indoor aging tests.

"The Glass Association of North America (GANA) received numerous questions and requests as to the differences between CPSC 16 CFR Part 1201 and ANSI Z97.1," said Stanley L. Smith, GANA executive vice president. "As a response to these requests, the Association has created this newest bulletin to serve as a cursory examination of the differences between the two standards."

Differences Between Safety Glazing Standards, as well as other GANA Glass Informational Bulletins, may be downloaded free of charge from GANA's website at www.glasswebsite.com.


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