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This specification covers the quality requirements for cut sizes of architectural flat glass clad polycarbonate (GCP) for use in buildings as security, detention, hurricane/cyclic wind-resistant, and blast and ballistic-resistant glazing applications. Architectural polycarbonates furnished under this specification shall be of the following kinds: Kind GCP, single core (SC); Kind GCP, multiple core (MC); and Kind GCP, others (O). The polycarbonates shall be examined by means of the following: security test; impact test for safety glazing; missile impact and cyclic pressure test; security glazing test; airblast loading test; detention glazing test; bullet resisting glazing test; burglary resisting test; visual inspection; and transmittance test. The materials shall also adhere to specified size and dimensional requirements, and maximum allowable blemishes in form of bubbles, edge boil blow-ins, fuses, single strand lint hairs, inside dirt spots, areas of concentrated lint, delamination and discoloration, short interlayer and unlaminated area chips, streaks and scuffs, white scratches, carbon specks, and crizzles.
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1.1 This specification covers the quality requirements for cut sizes of glass clad polycarbonate (GCP) for use in buildings as security, detention, hurricane/cyclic wind-resistant, and blast and ballistic-resistant glazing applications.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C162 Terminology of Glass and Glass Products
C1036 Specification for Flat Glass
C1048 Specification for Heat-Strengthened and Fully Tempered Flat Glass
C1172 Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass
C1376 Specification for Pyrolytic and Vacuum Deposition Coatings on Flat Glass
C1422 Specification for Chemically Strengthened Flat Glass
C1503 Specification for Silvered Flat Glass Mirror
D256 Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
D543 Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents
D635 Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D648 Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D1003 Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
D1005 Test Method for Measurement of Dry-Film Thickness of Organic Coatings Using Micrometers
D1044 Test Method for Resistance of Transparent Plastics to Surface Abrasion
D3763 Test Method for High Speed Puncture Properties of Plastics Using Load and Displacement Sensors
E308 Practice for Computing the Colors of Objects by Using the CIE System
E1886 Test Method for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Missile(s) and Exposed to Cyclic Pressure Differentials
E1996 Specification for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Windborne Debris in Hurricanes
F1233 Test Method for Security Glazing Materials And Systems
F1642 Test Method for Glazing and Glazing Systems Subject to Airblast Loadings
F1915 Test Methods for Glazing for Detention Facilities
Federal DocumentCPSC 16 CFR 1201 Consumer Product Safety Commission Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098
UL StandardsUL 972 Standard for Burglary Resisting Glazing Materials
ANSI StandardZ97.1 Safety Glazing Materials Used in Buildings--Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Tests Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
ICS Number Code 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)
ASTM C1349-10, Standard Specification for Architectural Flat Glass Clad Polycarbonate, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top