Building elements made from glass heavily influence the face of modern architecture. The opportunity to use glass as a structural element motivates architects, planners and engineers to realize ever bolder constructions. Meeting these challenges requires special glass types that combine active, passive and constructive safety characteristics.
Active safety means protection against burglary, gunfire and damage to life and limb. Passive safety means protection from injury through the material glass. Constructive safety means residual structural integrity and residual strength in the case of breakage.
The safety glass types can be divided into
- Laminated safety glass
- Single-pane safety glass – "thermally toughened"
In addition to the classical single-pane safety glass, there is also thermally toughened glass (also called heat-strengthened glass) that has thermal and mechanical characteristics between those of float glass and single-pane safety glass. Thermally toughened glass is not safety glass in the traditional sense.
ipasafe safety glass types meet the requirements of
- EN 12150 part 2 for single-pane safety glass
- EN 1863 part 2 for thermally toughened glass
- EN 14179 part 2 for special quality single-pane safety glass
- EN 14449 for laminated safety glass
The CE mark confirms the compliance of the product with the requirements of the respective standard.
Certificate of conformity
All ipasafe safety glass types meet the requirements of the German building regulations "Bauregelliste A" (BRL-A). The respective certificate of conformity ("Ü-Zeichen") confirms the compliance of the product with the requirements of the BRL-A.