On the left: A fire test is performed for 60 minutes on a NOVOLAY® secure glass laminate that had already been shattered by shots from a gun in accordance with the DIN EN 1363 standard. On the right: Testers from the independent institutes, Beschussamt Ulm (Ballistic Test Facility in Ulm) and the Institute for Building Materials, Solid Construction and Fire Protection at the Technical University of Braunschweig, oversaw and approved the test series. Photos: SCHOTT/J. Theile
The test certificate confirms that the glasses met the two test standards DIN EN 1363 (Fire Protection) and DIN EN 1063 (Bullet Resistance). Due to the fact that the European legislature only requires that protective glasses meet EN safety standards individually, SCHOTT became the world’s first company to voluntarily subject its safety laminates to a combination of tests.
”With our safety glass, we now offer the chance to effectively protect buildings from multiple assaults, for example bullet strikes followed by a Molotov cocktail attack. We are therefore quite confident that our glass products will be of great interest when it comes to developing security strategies for government buildings, embassies and consulates,” Helmut Kugelmann explains. The development of the new safety glass range has received support from the Thuringian State Government and the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE) as part of the research project ”Second Generation Multifunctional Safety Glazing” (2011 FE 0156) since October 2011.
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