This document specifies the method to be used to verify the mechanical performance of the bonded glazing for doors, windows and curtain walling (see examples in Annex A) and its durability. The bonding covered is only that between the glass and the untreated, treated or coated metal surface.
NOTE 1 Bonded glazing was formerly known as structural sealant glazing SSGS.
This document covers bonded glazing incorporated into the product construction works as follows:
- either vertically; or
- up to 83° from the vertical (positive slope); or
- up to 15° from the vertical onto the building face (negative slope).
NOTE 2 A wall has a positive slope if its outer surface faces upwards (see Figure A.1).
Specific additional safety provisions may apply nationally.
This document gives information to the manufacturer to comply with requirements regarding design, factory production control and assembly rules.
The parts concerned in the testing are the metal surface (anodized and coated aluminium, stainless steel), the surface of glass, provided or not, with a layer or coating, which shall be bonded, the bonding sealant and mechanical restraints when required.
This document does not apply to:
- other surfaces materials;
- direct glazing;
- glass-to-glass bonding and edge seal of insulating glass units (which are covered by EN 13022-1 and EN 1279-5);
- adhesive tapes.