Glass Testing/Impact Testing
Much of what we do relates to glass. It is a fascinating material and there are myriad ways in which combinations of heat treated or annealed, body tinted or clear, coated or uncoated glass can be combined in laminates and insulating glass units.
Impact Tests for safety glass are now a part of the UAE Fire & Life Safety Code and we are accredited to test standards ASTM E2353, ASTM E935, BS EN 14428, ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201.4. Some of these, as well as load tests, have been conducted under conditions of elevated temperature as Ad Hoc tests (where the test does not exactly follow a standard).
Testing for surface stress in heat treated glass (Heat Strengthened or Fully Tempered) is conducted using the GASP (Grazing Angle Surface Polarimeter). This is an important measurement as it involves safety glass, to make sure the glass has the right properties for the application.
Tests for light transmittance and reflection are conducted in cooperation with an associate lab.