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Fort™, FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass - For Safety and Strength

partitions. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . HansenGlass can also supply pvb laminate interlayers. FortPlus™ Laminated conforms to BS EN 12543. glass vanity tops and shelving. FortPlus™ is a high quality toughened glass available in thicknesses from 8mm to 25mm. All products are available in a wide variety of glass types which include: • • • • • • Clear float glass Low iron float glass Tinted float glass Hard coated low E glass Hard coated solar control glass Patterned glass Fort™ conforms to BS EN 12150.For Safety and Strength Introduction HansenGlass provides three solutions – Fort™. glass fins. street furniture. louvers. structural (bolted) glazing and wall cladding Fort™ is a high quality toughened glass available in thicknesses from 4mm to 6mm. FortPlus™ Laminated comprises Fort™ and/or FortPlus™ toughened glasses with CIP (cast-in-place) polyester resin interlayer. canopies and overhead glazing. brise soleil and glazed feature elements. FortPlus™ conforms to BS EN 12150. stair treads and landings. Thicknesses in both product types are to suit the appropriate design performance criteria. doors and side panels. 2 . BS 6206 Class A and BS EN 12600 Class 1(B)1. splash backs. floor panels. glass shower/ changing cubicles. squash courts.hansen glass processors Fort™. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated when specifying or using glass in critical risk areas or high performance applications such as: balustrading. BS 6206 Class A and BS EN 12600 Class 1(C)3. commercial entrances. Alternatively. BS 6206 Class A and BS EN 12600 Class 1(C)1.

Kite marked products. blunt edged fragments which reduces the risk of injury and can also be held in place with a laminate interlayer. ThermoCool™ and Tempo™ product ranges. Standard door blanks and fully fitted assemblies are available utilising Dorma Glass. Single toughened glass breaks safely into small. FortPlus™ is used in Tempo™ frameless glass door assemblies. Product Description Fort™ and FortPlus™ are manufactured by heating to around 620oC and quenching rapidly to create high compressive stresses at the surfaces with balancing tensile stresses in the centre. For additional safety characteristics. and they break safely. High visual clarity. Provide Class A safety impact performance to BS 6206 for use in all critical locations. full height glazed partitions and ThermoSpan™ structural glazing. Can be used in ThermoSpan™. available in cast-in-place and pvb laminated versions.For Safety and Strength Advantages • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Suitable for use in applications requiring safety and strength Fully tested and conform to British and International Safety Standards and Building Regulations.hansen glass processors Fort™. conforming to the requirements of BS 6206 Class A. Geze Glass Design and door fittings from other major manufacturers. This makes Fort™ and FortPlus™ four to five times stronger than ordinary glass of the same thickness. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . utilising a range of thicknesses from 4mm to 25mm. Available in a wide range of glass types from all the major basic glass manufacturers. Four decades of proven manufacturing success. Available as heat soaked toughened glass for added confidence in use. Supported by a comprehensive technical advisory service to give guidance on optimum use of the products. Their increased strength makes Fort™ and FortPlus™ suitable for many structural applications including balustrade panels. Highly resistant to temperature changes and temperature differentials – ideal for use where there are thermal stress requirements. Fort™ and FortPlus™ heat soaked toughened glass are available for use in ThermoSpan™ structural glazing and where otherwise specified. FortPlus™ Laminated gives additional safety characteristics. Four to five times stronger than ordinary glass. 3 .

Cerocco sandblasting is also available. With Ceraphic™. FortPlus™ Laminated is available with cast-in-place (CIP) interlayer or pvb interlayer. decorative and corporate designs can be produced from appropriate drawings or artwork.hansen glass processors Fort™. can be produced. Through heat and pressure the pvb sheet bonds the glasses together. corporate logos. diffuse lighting. The CIP interlayer uses a chemically cured polyester resin poured between two or more panes of glass spaced apart and sealed around the edge with a double-sided tape. manifestation. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are available with Ceraphic™ translucent screen printed enamel . Other designs and cover percentages. although a minimum quantity of ceramic ink will be required. 4 . up to 100% and graduated cover. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . which occur naturally in glass. With both processes specific.a range of decorative glasses incorporating solar control and glare reduction properties. non-standard single colours can be provided.For Safety and Strength Heat soaked toughened glass is used to minimise the risk of spontaneous breakage due to nickel sulphide (NiS) inclusions. Enquiries should be submitted for review. It is recommended that Fort™. These two decorative processes are an ideal way to provide privacy. When utilised in laminate construction for stair treads and landing panels the lower panel can be screen printed or sandblasted for additional modesty. Maximum sizes: 4600mm x 2440mm CeraphicTM Cerocco 3000mm x 2250mm These two processes can be applied to any clear or tinted float glass and selected patterned glasses. CeraGrit™ is a process that gives enhanced non-slip characteristics and is ideal for floor panels and stair treads. FortPlus™ Laminated made with pvb is limited to 3 plies (2 panes of glass with one interlayer) and using panes of FortPlus™ no more than 12mm thick. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated heat soaked toughened glass are used in overhead glazing and balustrade panels. messages etc. Fort™.

6 mm clear points in a 5 spot pattern at 8. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are available as heat soaked thermally toughened glass.4 mm white points in a 5 spot pattern at 6. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .5 mm centres on a white background giving 61% cover.hansen glass processors Fort™. Ceraphic™ and Cerocco can be used to resolve manifestation concerns in relation to Safety Standards and Building Regulations.4 mm centres on a white background giving 69% cover.4 mm centres giving 31% cover.10 mm white lines with 5 mm clear lines giving 67% cover or 5 mm white lines with 10 mm clear lines giving 33% cover.5 mm centres giving 39% cover. Micropoint Contour 4 . Product Performance Heat soaked toughened glass Fort™.4 mm clear points in a 5 spot pattern at 6.5 mm white lines with 5 mm gaps or 10 mm white lines with 10 mm gaps. Micropoint Contour 6 . designed to reduce the incidence of inclusion breakages to less than 1 in 400 tonnes of glass DIN 18516-4 where the oven air temperature is held for 8 hours at 290 ± 10oC. Microline 10/5 and Microline 5/10 . Microline 5/5 and Microline 10/10 . both giving 50% cover. designed to reduce the incidence of inclusion breakages to less than 1 in 400 tonnes of glass 5 . Micropoint 6 .6 mm white points in a 5 spot pattern at 8. The heat soaking processes are: • • prEN 14179 where the glass temperature at all points is held for a minimum of 2 hours at 290 ± 10oC.For Safety and Strength Ceraphic™ standard images Micropoint 4 .

5mm ± 3mm ≤4mm ≤4mm thickness of glass 50mm 2500mm x 1500mm 3100mm x 1900mm 4000mm x 2400mm 450mm x 350mm maximum 8:1 maximum 12:1 4600mm x 2440mm 10.25mm 0.For Safety and Strength Technical Description Normal Dimension Limits Fort™ 4mm maximum size 5mm maximum size 6mm maximum size Minimum size Aspect ratio: 4 & 5mm 6mm FortPlus™ 8mm to 15mm maximum size 19mm maximum size 25mm maximum size Minimum size Aspect ratio 8mm ≥10mm FortPlus™ Laminated Maximum size Minimum size Aspect ratio Tolerance on dimensions Fort™ or FortPlus™ up to 1m over 1m diagonal difference FortPlus™ Laminated up to 1m over 1m and up to 3m over 3m diagonal difference edge step Drilled hole sizes Minimum diameter Maximum diameter ± 1mm ± 2mm ≤4mm ± 1.3 .15mm 0.3mm 0.5mm per interlayer Thermal Insulation Depending on construction U value Solar and Optical Performance Depending on construction: Light transmission 89% to 5% Solar direct energy 82% to 6% Total solar energy 85% to 29% 5.5mm 0.hansen glass processors Fort™.5m2 (up to 4600mm long or 2440mm wide) 8m2 (up to 4000mm long or 2440mm wide) 450mm x 350mm maximum 12:1 maximum 20:1 4600mm x 2440mm 450mm x 350mm Dependent on constituent Fort™ or FortPlus™ glass Safety Sound Reduction Depending on construction Fort™ 4mm Fort™ 6mm FortPlus™ 10mm FortPlus™ 12mm FortPlus™ Laminated 13.5mm ± 2.25mm 8-10mm ≥12mm 0.6 W/m2K 6 .5mm FortPlus™ Laminated 19.25mm 2.05mm 0. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .10mm 0.5.5mm Distortion limits Bow Roller wave and edge dip: Fort™ Roller wave Edge dip FortPlus™ Roller wave Edge dip Weight Maximum weight Fort™ or FortPlus™ FortPlus™ Laminated Strength and Deflection Allowable stress Allowable glass deflection Class A to BS 6206 RW 29 31 33 34 37 39 Ctr -3 -3 -3 -2 -3 -3 2mm/m length 4mm 5mm 6mm 0.5kg/m2 for every mm thickness of glass 500kg 1000kg 59 N/mm2 L/65 at design load Tolerance on drilled holes Diameter ± 1mm Position relative to datum ± 2mm FortPlus™ Laminated misalignment ≤3mm Tolerance on notches and cutouts Dimensions ± 2mm Position relative to datum ± 2mm FortPlus™ Laminated misalignment ≤4mm Thickness tolerance Fort™ and FortPlus™ FortPlus™ Laminated as BS EN 572 sum of component glass thickness plus 0.3mm 0.2mm 0.

e. to an edge or to each other. The tolerance on hole diameter is ± 1mm and the positional tolerance is ± 2mm in relation to the datum. flat ground Smooth edges give a flat profile with a smooth arriss. or non-rectangular corners. enquiries should be submitted. All glass thicknesses from 4mm to 25mm can be drilled. more than eight holes in a pane.g.For Safety and Strength Processing Fort™. in accordance with the minimum distances shown in figure 1. The diameter of the holes should be not less than 10mm and not less than the thickness of the glass up to a maximum of 50mm. Holes should not be positioned too close to a corner. flat ground Ground edges give a flat profile with a smooth arriss.5t x > 2t 4t no holes in this area x + y > 6t y > 2t 2t Figure 1. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . FortPlus™ Laminated has ground.hansen glass processors Fort™. polished Polishing further refines the edge appearance. 7 . t = glass thickness 2t > 2. Four types of edgework and many configurations of holes. both of which may have un-ground areas. cutouts and notches can be provided. or more than two holes in close proximity. smooth or polished edges. belt or wheel finish as cut The arrissed edge is the simplest type of edgework and consists of removing the sharp edges from as cut glass. Hole positioning Where there are complex configurations. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated must not be cut or worked after manufacture.

Re-entrant and internal corners Standard door blanks can be manufactured. X ≥ L/2. Y ≥ D/2 z ≥ B/2 z ≥ L/2 L ≤ b/3 D ≤ b/3 x ≥ L/2 x ≥ B/2 y ≥ D/2 z ≥ D/2 Y D y b Figure 2. Guidance on limiting sizes and positions is given in the diagram. or rigid templates – no greater in overall thickness than 12mm and no larger than 1500 x 3000mm The tolerance on dimensions and hole positions may be higher for complex shapes. based on the supply of • • • appropriate computer files. Cutout sizes and positions Re-entrant or internal corners must have a minimum radius of 10mm and not less than the glass thickness. 8 . or accurate scale drawings. X ≥ B/2.For Safety and Strength x B a X L z Many configurations of cutouts and notches can be supplied. Fort™. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated can be manufactured in various geometric or irregular shapes. B ≤ a/3. D ≤ a/3.hansen glass processors Fort™. but enquiries must be submitted. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . radius (minimum 10 mm) not less than glass thickness Figure 3.

5mm diameter. although the edge tape is clear. 9 . the areas of stress show up as coloured zones. the allowable stress of Fort™. When toughened glass is viewed in polarised light.25mm 0. which is visible in polarised light. FortPlus™ Laminated may have small air bubbles around holes. Appearance The appearance of Fort™. the refractive index of the tape differs to that of the glass and a line appears at the interface of the two materials.25mm 0.g. Under some lighting conditions the line may display a pale blue interference effect. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated is: Short duration loads Long duration loads 59 N/mm2 35 N/mm2 Higher stresses may be allowed in specific designs. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated depends upon the type of glass.2mm 0.5mm 0.05mm Edge dip 0. Table 1 Roller wave and edge dip limits Roller wave 0. The amount of polarised light depends on the weather and the angle of the sun.25mm Fort™ 4mm Fort™ 5mm Fort™ 6mm FortPlus™ 8mm 10mm FortPlus™ ≥ 12mm and Glass which is thicker than 8mm may show signs of small imprints in the surface (‘roller pick-up’). sometimes known as ‘iridescence’ or ‘leopard spots’. a distortion known as ‘roller wave’ is produced.hansen glass processors Fort™.For Safety and Strength Strength For normal purposes.10mm 0. The limit on bow for Fort™.3mm 0. which may be slightly exaggerated (edge dip) at the end of the pane. ThermoSpan™. The toughening process produces areas of different stress in the cross section of the glass. the heat treatment can produce an overall warp. e. While the hot glass is in contact with the rollers during the toughening process.3mm 0. these should be no larger in size than 1. During the toughening process.2%). Polarised light occurs in normal daylight. A pvb interlayer will also show similar characteristics. In FortPlusTM Laminated with a cast-in-place interlayer. The birefringent effect is more noticeable either at a glancing angle or through polarised spectacles. cut outs and the perimeter where the resin joins the edge tape. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . called bow. the colour and the thickness of the glass. These areas of stress produce a birefringent effect in the glass.15mm 0. Roller wave is generally noticed in reflection. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated is 2mm/m length (0.

FortPlus™ Laminated The maximum working temperature is 100oC for CIP interlayers and 70oC for pvb interlayers.hansen glass processors Fort™. Fort™ and FortPlus™ are identified and marked as: BS BS BS 6206 6206 6206 A A T A T T F T S TH OR O RT PL ER U M O SP Fort™ Sound Reduction FortPlus™ Fort™ or FortPlus™ used in ThermoSpan™ Table 2 gives examples of sound reduction figures. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .For Safety and Strength Safety All Fort™ and FortPlus™ break safely and conform to Class A of BS 6206. Table 2 Sound reduction values Band centre frequency (Hz) 100 125 160 200 250 315 400 500 630 800 1000 1250 1600 2000 2500 3150 4000 RW C Ctr 4mm 17 18 16 19 20 22 25 27 28 30 32 33 34 34 31 24 26 29 -2 -3 Sound reduction (dB) for glass thickness Fort™ 6mm 16 19 20 22 24 25 28 30 32 34 35 35 32 26 27 30 33 31 -2 -3 FortPlus™ 10mm 24 21 25 23 28 28 31 33 34 33 31 29 30 33 36 37 40 33 -2 -3 12mm 24 29 31 28 29 31 29 33 32 31 32 32 36 39 42 45 47 34 0 -2 N A F FortPlus™ Laminated 13.5mm 24 28 25 30 34 35 36 37 35 34 36 38 41 43 45 49 53 39 -1 -3 Thermal durability Fort™ and FortPlus™ The mechanical properties of Fort™ and FortPlus™ are unchanged for continuous service up to 250oC and are unaffected by sub-zero temperatures. 10 . They are capable of resisting both sudden temperature changes and temperature differentials up to 200 K.5mm 25 28 27 27 31 31 33 35 37 37 36 35 37 41 44 47 50 37 -1 -3 19.

Table 4 indicates the thicknesses of FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated generally appropriate for free-standing glass barriers.5mm 2m2 3m2 4m2 6m2 no limit no limit no limit 2 edge glazed maximum span N/A N/A 1. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated can provide effective barriers complying with BS 6180 and Building Regulations.2m no limit no limit no limit 3.2m no limit Barriers and guarding – Fort™. the size limits are given in Table 6. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are suitable for use in internal partitions up to the size limits given in Table 3.hansen glass processors Fort™. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are ideal for use in the critical locations described in BS 6262: Part 4 and in Building Regulations.5m 2.For Safety and Strength Applications Safety – Fort™. which are not protecting a drop. The thickness may alter if the top edge of the clamping detail is significantly above or below the floor level. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .5mm ≥ 17.0m 2. 11 . The sizes in Table 3 are for partitions. Where partitions are also acting as barriers. 300 mm 1500 mm 800 mm Critical Locations for Safety Glass Partitions – because of their safety characteristics and strength. Fort™. Table 3 Partition Size Limits 4 edge glazed maximum area Fort™ 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm FortPlus™ 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm ≥ 15 mm FortPlus™ Laminate 13.6m 3. Free standing barriers .

Infill panels for barriers can be supplied for attaching through drilled holes to the balusters. remain intact) at Class A of BS 6206.For Safety and Strength Table 4 Free standing glass barriers BS 6399 Part 1 Line Load 0.36 kN/m 0.In addition to their use in conventional barriers.hansen glass processors Fort™. Table 6 gives glass areas.5mm 13.5mm 25. in fully glazed walls above ground floor or overlooking atria. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are suitable for full height barriers. even though longer panels may be technically within the requirements.5mm 17.5 kN/m 3.5mm Barrier infill panels . i.0 0. since they will not give containment (i.5 1. Thicker glass or smaller sizes may be necessary with 2 edge or bolt fixed glazing systems such as ThermoSpan™. which can be used for any type of 4 edge supported glazing.e. Larger areas or thinner glass may be used depending on the precise dimensions and position of the glass and whether it has additional support by being part of a ThermoCool™ insulating glass unit. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .5 1.e. Table 5 Span of infill panels Infill loading from BS 6399 Part 1 UDL Point Load (kN/m2) (kN) 0.5mm 1400 900 N/A 1800 1500 N/A 2150 1800 1200 2450 2050 1650 2900 2450 2050 2100 1750 1150 2400 2050 1600 3000 2500 2150 * 6mm Fort™ and 8mm FortPlus™ will not be suitable if the free path perpendicular to the barrier is larger than 1.5 Span limit (mm) for bolt fixed panes with widths greater than 700mm Fort™ FortPlus™ FortPlus™ Laminated 6mm* 8mm* 10mm 12mm 15mm 11. as described in BS 6180. It is suggested that panels should be limited to less than 2000mm. Full height barriers . Fort™.0 kN/m FortPlus™ Thickness 12mm 15mm 19mm 25mm FortPlus™ Laminated Thickness 13.25 1.5 0. Table 5 gives the maximum spans for Fort™ and FortPlus™ bolted infill panels.74 kN/m 1. 12 .5mm 21.5m.5mm 17.

5mm FortPlus™ Laminated ≥ 12mm FortPlus™ ≥ 13. excluding shops etc. or places of assembly 6mm Fort™ 8mm FortPlus™ 10mm FortPlus™ 11.0 no limit Area limit m2 13 . pelota and trinquette. Fins . FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated make them ideal for the viewing walls of courts for squash. FortPlus™ Laminated fins are also available.hansen glass processors Fort™.8 4.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated ≥ 15mm FortPlus™ ≥ 17.4 4.FortPlus™ fins are not restricted to shop-fronts.2 N/A 1. strength and robustness of Fort™.2 no limit 2. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated can be used to create shop-front designs to give an impression of space and light.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated 12mm FortPlus™ 13. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .3 6.For Safety and Strength Table 6 Full height barriers Building use Fort™. as well as any other viewing windows for gymnasia and sports halls. They can be used as simple shop windows or in conjunction with Tempo™ doors or as frameless systems supported by FortPlus™ fins.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated Playing courts . no limit 6. FortPlus™ or FortPlus™ Laminated thickness Domestic 6mm Fort™ 8mm FortPlus™ ≥ 10mm FortPlus™ ≥ 11. Table 7 shows the thickness and depth of FortPlus™ fins to span various floor to ceiling heights when fitted into suitable fin boxes.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated Shops and similar usage 6mm Fort™ 8mm FortPlus™ 10mm FortPlus™ 11.8 6.The safety characteristics. PROSPEC SQUASH COURT?? Shop fronts – Fort™.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated Commercial. but can be used to stiffen any frameless glazing.0 3.

As strength and safety are the main characteristics of FortPlus™ Laminated and when coupled with HansenGlass’ CeraGrit™ product for enhanced slip resistance. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .For Safety and Strength Table 7 Fin dimensions Height of fin (m) 2 2.5 3 3.hansen glass processors Fort™. stair landings and stair treads. it becomes the ideal product to specify for walking on. 14 .5 4 Design wind load (N/m2) 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 FortPlus™ fin thickness (mm)/depth (mm) 15/100 15/100 15/110 15/120 15/120 15/125 15/125 15/130 15/140 15/150 15/150 15/150 15/160 15/170 15/180 15/175 15/175 15/180 15/200 19/190 15/200 15/200 19/200 19/200 25/200 Floor panels and stair treads – Table 8 indicates FortPlus™ Laminate thicknesses for floor.

Principles of glazing floor panes When a floor pane is also required to give thermal insulation.7 35.5mm 33mm 78mm Notes. In some cases.5mm 27mm 33mm 1000 x 600 Restaurants 2. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . It is sensible to step the unit as shown in figure 6.hansen glass processors Fort™.5 2. 10mm to 25mm heat soaked FortPlus™.4 30.5 1000 x 300 36.5mm 27mm 39mm Offices 2.5mm 39mm 60mm Stairs 5.0 4. Typical Application Floor Glazing The principles of glazing FortPlus™ Laminated floor panes are shown in Figure 5.0 3. The above types and thicknesses of glass are given as examples only. box or solid bar support 50mm Minimum Rubber strip 3-5mm thick similar in hardness to an ink eraser Figure 5. it can be combined into a ThermoCool™ insulating glass unit.7 35.6 36. the seal and spacer are not capable of sustaining the floor loads in regular use. smaller panes will need thicker glass to resist the point load.0 2. so that all the floor loads are transmitted directly from the loaded pane to the structure and floor loads are not transmitted through the unit seal.5 1. All floor loads taken through this bearing surface Glass designed for walking on Structure Structure Soft glazing material Second pane Figure 6. Curing Sealant Loads from BS 6399-1 Size of floor panes Structure 25mm Minimum bearing Silicone Sealant Rubber strip 3-5mm thick. depending on load and size. Each case should be checked. Principles of floor glazing using ThermoCool™ insulating glass units 15 . The glass type and thickness will vary with the size of the pane. However. All glass to have flat ground and arrissed edges.For Safety and Strength Table 8 Typical floor pane thicknesses Possible glass type and thickness 4 edge supported floor 2 shorter edges only panes supported floor panes point mm x mm annealed FortPlus™ FortPlus™ Laminated udl kN laminated Laminated kN/m2 Domestic 1. similar in hardness to an ink eraser T.5mm 27mm 39mm Dance Halls 5.

Hansen Glass Processing Limited hereby disclaim all liability howsoever arising from any error or omission from this publication and of all consequences of relying on it. 16 . ThermoCool™. scars. chips or shells. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated must be protected from site contamination such as welding spatter. helps to avoid breakages. Tempo™. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated.hansen glass processors Fort™. Fort™. and CeraGrit™ are all trade marks of Hansen Glass Processing Ltd. especially the edges from impact damage (knocks. fully support at the back Stand on wood or felt Store dry at all times Store out of sunlight at all times Check for damage Handle correctly Protect from impact Avoid contamination Correctly stacking and supporting Fort™. abrasions and excessive local pressure) which can cause breakage. CeramalitePlus™. Before use. or cementitious or plaster products. scratches. Ceraphic™. • Stack upright. ThermoSpan™. To prevent edge damage. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminate. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . Use protective clothing and equipment (a minimum of gloves. • • • • • • • Glazing The requirements of BS 6262 and BS 8000: Part 7 should be considered. Water must not be allowed to reach the edges of stacked glass as it can be drawn between the glass by capillary action and cause damage to the glass surfaces. rubber or felt. Any damage should be reported immediately. such as wood. Damaged glass should not be glazed. Lift Fort™. the glass must stand on strips of material softer than glass. Glass should be unpacked on arrival at site and checked for conformity to specification. Fort™.For Safety and Strength Handling and Storage Fort™. FortPlus™ Laminated. Ceramalite™. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated in a safe manner using appropriate equipment. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that its use is appropriate for the application and complies with all relevant national and local legislation. safety shoes and safety glasses). Special care must be taken to protect Fort™. standards and codes of practice and any other requirements. This publication gives a general description of Fort™. or adhesives. FortPlus™. in a manner which prevents the glass from sagging. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated should be handled with great care at all times. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated. the glass should again be checked for damage and the size checked with the frame to ensure that the glazing can be carried out as specified.

uk HansenGroup Greengate Industrial Park Greenside Way Middleton M24 1SW United Kingdom Tel: (44) 0161 653 3030 Fax: (44) 0191 653 3031 Email : info@hansengroup.hansen glass processors Product Range • ThermoSpan™ Structural Glazing • Fort™ and FortPlus™ Toughened Glass • Tempo™ Toughened Glass Doors and Entrance Assemblies • Thermocool™ Insulating Glass Units • Ceramalite™ Enamelled Spandrel Panels • Ceraphic™ Screen Printed Glass Services • Glass Processing • Contract Co-ordination • Site Deliveries • ThermoSpan™ Detailing • Technical Support • After Sales Support Market Sectors • Commercial • Leisure • Community and Amenity • Retail • Industrial • Transportation • Utilities • Manufacturing • Institutions • Military Technical Services • Glass Stress Calculations • Thermal Stress Calculations • Glass Environmental Properties • Glass Acoustics Advice Technical Advisory Service (TAS) available at all Group Companies HansenGroup Mission: To be the Company in the industry above all others • from whom our customers choose to buy • with whom people choose a career • in whom the professionals have confidence • whom manufacturers choose to distribute their product. HansenGlass Hornhouse Lane Kirkby Merseyside United Kingdom Tel: (44) 0151 545 3000 Fax: (44) 0151 545 3003 Email: sales@hansenglass.co.biz .

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