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Solaglas Bolted Glazing Systems Achieve Blast Certification

Two bolted glazing systems from specialist glass solutions company Solaglas, have achieved blast-mitigation certification to ISO 16933, Glass in Building – explosion resistant security glazing in the ‘arena air blast loading’ classification.

 
PRLog - Aug. 8, 2011 - HARROGATE, U.K. -- UK. Two bolted glazing systems from the specialist glass solutions company, Solaglas, have achieved blast-mitigation certification to ISO 16933, ‘Glass in Building – explosion resistant security glazing’ in the ‘arena air blast loading’ classification.

The Saint-Gobain owned company achieved certification for two of its products – SPIDERGLASS, Solaglas’ proprietary system, incorporating unique articulated bolts and designed for use in single-glazed applications, and LITE-WALL ISO which is manufactured by sister Saint-Gobain company, Eckelt, and is supplied by Solaglas for use in double glazed applications. Both systems were successfully tested at the GL Spadeadam test centre in Cumbria.

As a direct result of the test certification, Solaglas has supplied one of the systems for installation in the public service areas of London Underground.

Huw Lovegrove, Business Manager for Solaglas Architctural’s Structural Supply business comments: “The majority of all bomb related injuries are caused by falling or flying glass, so the glazing elements of buildings and infrastructure are critically important.  Having this certification for our bolted glazing systems now enables them to be specified and installed for blast-mitigation purposes.” For further details contact Huw on 024 7654 7400.

Solaglas is a £111m turnover business with 1,100 employees based across 22 separate locations, covering the whole of the UK and Northern Ireland.

The Architectural division of Solaglas is dedicated to the manufacture and development of specialist and high performance glazing components and systems for the UK commercial construction sector.

Products are sourced from the extensive Saint-Gobain Glass range which incorporates a broad spectrum of well established brands and new product innovations.

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Notes to Editors
•   Testing of the Solaglas products took place at GL’s Spadeadam test centre in Cumbria in March 2011 and done in accordance with ISO 16933 ‘Glass in Building – explosion resistant security glazing’.
•   The system rating was a 100kg charge at 29m and test results were:
•   Spiderglass - single MST bolt: D rating achieved, ‘very low hazard’
•   Litewall Iso - LW 4000 bolt: C rating achieved, ‘minimal hazard’
•   For further details on Solaglas Architectural contact Huw Lovegrove on Tel: 024 7654 7400.

About Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees.

In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected companies in the construction industry are part of Saint-Gobain. Alongside Solaglas these include British Gypsum, Isover, Weber, Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain PAM, Pasquill, Ecophon and Saint-Gobain Solar. Together they offer a range of high performance energy-saving products and solutions to help create a more sustainable built environment.
For more information on Saint-Gobain visit www.saint-gobain.co.uk.

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