CE-marking

Obligatory for all construction products

CE mark is obligatory for all construction products placed on market in EU countries.

CE markings for glass in building

Comité Européen de Normalisation ( CEN ) has published standards ( hEN, harmonized European Standards ) for tempered glass and heat strengthened glass, that specify, in any EU country,

 

  • the requirements of performance characteristics
  • test methods and declaration of results

 

Glass products intended to be used in building must carry a CE mark, which means that the marked product complies with European technical specifications and has been subject to appropriate conformity assessment procedures.

 

The manufacturer is responsible for organizing the evaluation of conformity that is based on

 

  • Determination of the performance of the product type, Initial type test ( ITT )
  • Factory production control ( FPC ), permanent internal control of production exercised by the manufacturer to assure that all produced products conform to ITT

Testing Equipment for glass in building

We provide expertise on the tests to perform per glass type, and the adequate testing equipment.

 

A. Tempered glass, heat strengthened glass, heat soak tested glass, chemically tempered glass

 

B. Laminated glass

 

C. Coated glass

 

D. Insulated glass units EN 1279-5

 

E. Glass performance

 

For a list of tests and testing equipment to perform per glass type, please see our leaflet below.

Commencement of CE marking

A series of nine harmonised European standards relating to “Glass in building” has been published in October 2004. Co-existence period with national standards : 01.09.05 - 1.09.2006 or 01.03.06 - 01.03.2007.

 

A. Basic glass standards.

 

EN 572-2

Glass in building - Basic soda lime silicate float glass – Part 9 : Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

EN 572-9

Glass in building - Basic soda lime silicate glass products – Part 9 : Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

EN 1748-1-2

Glass in building - Special basic products – Borosilicate glasses - Part 1-2 : Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

EN 1748-2-2

Glass in building - Special basic products – Glass ceramics - Part 2-2 : Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

EN 14178-2

Glass in building – Basic alkaline earth silicate glass products, float glass. Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

B. Treated glass products

 

EN 12150-2

Glass in building - Thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass – Part 2 : Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

EN 1863-2

Glass in building - Heat-strengthened soda lime silicate glass – Part 2 : Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

EN 12337-2

Glass in building - Chemically strengthened soda lime silicate glass – Part 2 : Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

EN 13024-2

Glass in building - Thermally toughened borosilicate safety glass – Part 2 : Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

EN 1096-4

Glass in building - Coated glass – Part 4 : Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

B’ EN 14321-2

 

Glass in building - Thermally toughened alkaline earth silicate safety glass : Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

C. Glass products standards

 

EN 14449

Glass in building - Laminated glass and laminated safety glass : Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

EN 1279-5

Glass in building - Insulated glass units : Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

EN 1279-6 Insulated glass units : FPC

 

EN 14179-2

Glass in building - Heat soak tested toughened soda lime silicate safety glass : Evaluation of conformity/

Product standard

 

Coming into force

 

Sections A and B

 

hENs of these sections have been published in Official Journal in 2004, co-existence period with national standards starting 01. 09. 2005. From 01.09.2006 CE marking will be compulsory and contradicting national standards must be withdrawn.

Section B

 

hEN of this section has been published in Offi cial Journal in 14.12 2005, co-existence period with national standards starting 01.06.2006. From 01.06.2007 CE marking will be compulsory and contradicting national standards must be withdrawn

Section C

 

hENs in this section have been published in Offi cial Journal in 14.12. 2005, co-existing period with national standards starting 01.03.2006. From 01.03.2007 CE marking will be compulsory, and contradicting national standards must be withdrawn.

 

Testing standards are coming into force at the same time as related hENs.

 

These are :

 

EN 12 600

  • Double tyre impact test for safety glass ( human body impact )
  • tempered safety glass EN 12150-
  • laminated safety glass EN 14449
  • safety mirror ( silvered float ) EN 1036
  • tempered alkaline earth silicate safety glass EN 14321-2
  • heat strengthened glass EN 1863-2

 

EN 1288-3

Mechanical strength ( 4-point bending ) for thermally and chemically tempered glass and heat strengthened glass

 

EN 14179-2

for heat soak tested glass

 

EN 356

Burglar resistant glass

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