GGF launched new Data Sheets

GGF Data Sheets provide updated technical information

  • 21 Jun 2016

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has re-launched its technical Data Sheets to ensure that its Members are kept up to date with correct information and guidance.

The Federation has revised and updated its Data Sheets, in line with the latest British, European and International standards.

The updated publications provide technical knowledge and industry advice to GGF Members and the wider glass and glazing industry.

Curved glass Data Sheets

The Federation now offers a comprehensive set of curved glass Data Sheets, which have been developed to provide advice on all available types: from annealed and thermally treated, to laminated and insulating units.

The publications address a number of issues, such as shape requirements, tolerances and visual quality. They also detail the testing and performance necessary to classify curved safety glass within the UK, in line with BS 1SO 11485-3’s safety requirements.

The claim for manufacturers and installers of curved safety glass is also included, with the steps required for compliance.

Updated GGF Data Sheets in Section 4 include:

  • 4.12.1 Curved Glass Part 1: Generalities – Terminology, Properties and Basis of Measurement and Test
  • 4.12.2 Curved Glass Part 2: Curved Annealed Glass
  • 4.12.3 Curved Glass Part 3: Curved Thermally Treated Glasses
  • 4.12.4 Curved Glass Part 4: Curved Laminated Glasses
  • 4.12.5 Curved Glass Part 5: Curved Insulating Glass Units

Polymeric films Data Sheets

GGF has also revised and updated any Data Sheets providing advice on the testing and installation of adhesive backed polymeric films, following the circulation of EN 15752-1 and EN 15755-1.

The publications now draw particular attention to water quality during installation, cure times and preparation of the glass surfaces to be filmed.

Updated GGF Data Sheets in Section 5 include:

  • 5.16.1 Appearance and Visual Quality Specification for Fire-Resistant Glass and Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) Incorporating Fire-Resistant Glass
  • 5.18.1 Visual Quality for Adhesive Backed Polymeric Filmed Glass
  • 5.18.2 Installation Quality Standard for Applying Adhesive Backed Polymeric Film to Glass
  • 5.18.3 Recommendations for Adhesive Backed Polymeric Film Applied to Glass: Definitions, Descriptions and Components
  • 5.18.4 Recommendations for Adhesive Backed Polymeric Film Applied to Glass in the Overhead Position for Containment of Glass in the
  • Event of Failure: Types of Systems and Precautions in Use
  • 5.18.5 Recommendations for Adhesive Backed Polymeric Film Applied to Glass in the Overhead Position for Containment of Glass in the Event of Failure: Test Method
  • 5.18.6 Recommendations for Blast Mitigation: Adhesive Backed Polymeric Film Applied to Glass
  • 5.18.7 Standard for On-Site Peel Adhesion Testing of Aged Adhesive Backed Polymeric Film Applied to Vertical Flat Glass
  • 5.18.8 Adhesive Backed Polymeric Film Guidelines for Installation onto Existing Glazing

Data Sheets on thermally treated glass products

Following the revision of GGF Data Sheet 4.4.1 for thermally treated soda lime silicate glass products, two new publications have been added to Section 4. These include:

  • 4.4.2 Thermally Treated Soda Lime Silicate Glass Products – Spontaneous Breakage
  • 4.4.3 Thermally Treated Glass: Appearance – Interference Phenomenon

These publications address anisotropy, iridescence and other issues, which often become noticeable as larger and higher performing glass types are used. They also detail the effects of incident polarized light and the necessary viewing angles to emphasise this phenomenon.

Security glazing Data Sheets

GGF has also granted access to its complete suite of security glazing Data Sheets with the 8.1 series. The publications provide technical advice and information, which can be used to help mitigate the effects of firearms attack, blast resistance and manual attack.

These include:

  • 8.1.1 Security Glazing – Part 1: Definitions and Description
  • 8.1.2 Security Glazing – Part 2: Manual Attack Resistant Glazing
  • 8.1.3 Security Glazing – Part 3: Bullet Resistant Glazing
  • 8.1.4 Security Glazing – Part 4: Explosion Resistant Glazing
  • 8.1.5 Security Glazing – Part 5: Framing and Installation


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