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

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

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

messages etc.hansen glass processors Fort™. Cerocco sandblasting is also available. diffuse lighting. These two decorative processes are an ideal way to provide privacy. FortPlus™ Laminated is available with cast-in-place (CIP) interlayer or pvb interlayer. 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.For Safety and Strength Heat soaked toughened glass is used to minimise the risk of spontaneous breakage due to nickel sulphide (NiS) inclusions. CeraGrit™ is a process that gives enhanced non-slip characteristics and is ideal for floor panels and stair treads. up to 100% and graduated cover. Enquiries should be submitted for review. which occur naturally in glass. With both processes specific. decorative and corporate designs can be produced from appropriate drawings or artwork. Through heat and pressure the pvb sheet bonds the glasses together. non-standard single colours can be provided. It is recommended that Fort™. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated heat soaked toughened glass are used in overhead glazing and balustrade panels. corporate logos. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are available with Ceraphic™ translucent screen printed enamel . Fort™. When utilised in laminate construction for stair treads and landing panels the lower panel can be screen printed or sandblasted for additional modesty. Other designs and cover percentages. 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. manifestation.a range of decorative glasses incorporating solar control and glare reduction properties. 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. can be produced. 4 . With Ceraphic™. although a minimum quantity of ceramic ink will be required. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .

FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . Microline 10/5 and Microline 5/10 .6 mm clear points in a 5 spot pattern at 8. Micropoint 6 . FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are available as heat soaked thermally toughened glass. 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. Micropoint Contour 4 . designed to reduce the incidence of inclusion breakages to less than 1 in 400 tonnes of glass 5 .4 mm clear points in a 5 spot pattern at 6. both giving 50% cover.6 mm white points in a 5 spot pattern at 8. Micropoint Contour 6 .4 mm centres giving 31% cover.5 mm white lines with 5 mm gaps or 10 mm white lines with 10 mm gaps. Product Performance Heat soaked toughened glass Fort™.4 mm centres on a white background giving 69% cover.For Safety and Strength Ceraphic™ standard images Micropoint 4 .5 mm centres giving 39% 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. Ceraphic™ and Cerocco can be used to resolve manifestation concerns in relation to Safety Standards and Building Regulations.4 mm white points in a 5 spot pattern at 6. 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.5 mm centres on a white background giving 61% cover. Microline 5/5 and Microline 10/10 .hansen glass processors Fort™.

hansen glass processors Fort™.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 ± 1.5mm ± 2.6 W/m2K 6 .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% 5.5kg/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. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .5mm FortPlus™ Laminated 19.2mm 0.5mm 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 0.25mm 2.5m2 (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 0.5mm ± 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 10.3 .3mm 0.10mm 0.5.05mm 0.25mm 8-10mm ≥12mm 0.25mm 0.15mm 0.

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

based on the supply of • • • appropriate computer files. Re-entrant and internal corners Standard door blanks can be manufactured. radius (minimum 10 mm) not less than glass thickness Figure 3. 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. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated can be manufactured in various geometric or irregular shapes. 8 . 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. X ≥ B/2.hansen glass processors Fort™. or accurate scale drawings. B ≤ a/3. D ≤ a/3. X ≥ L/2. Guidance on limiting sizes and positions is given in the diagram. but enquiries must be submitted. Cutout sizes and positions Re-entrant or internal corners must have a minimum radius of 10mm and not less than the glass thickness. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .For Safety and Strength x B a X L z Many configurations of cutouts and notches can be supplied. Fort™.

For Safety and Strength Strength For normal purposes.05mm Edge dip 0. Under some lighting conditions the line may display a pale blue interference effect. Polarised light occurs in normal daylight. The limit on bow for Fort™. The toughening process produces areas of different stress in the cross section of the glass. these should be no larger in size than 1. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated is 2mm/m length (0. which is visible in polarised light.2mm 0. the heat treatment can produce an overall warp.3mm 0.3mm 0.5mm diameter. In FortPlusTM Laminated with a cast-in-place interlayer.2%).hansen glass processors Fort™. the allowable stress of Fort™. the areas of stress show up as coloured zones.15mm 0. During the toughening process. although the edge tape is clear. sometimes known as ‘iridescence’ or ‘leopard spots’. FortPlus™ Laminated may have small air bubbles around holes. e.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’). When toughened glass is viewed in polarised light. the colour and the thickness of the glass. The birefringent effect is more noticeable either at a glancing angle or through polarised spectacles.25mm 0. Table 1 Roller wave and edge dip limits Roller wave 0. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated depends upon the type of glass. While the hot glass is in contact with the rollers during the toughening process. Roller wave is generally noticed in reflection. Appearance The appearance of Fort™. a distortion known as ‘roller wave’ is produced. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . the refractive index of the tape differs to that of the glass and a line appears at the interface of the two materials. called bow. The amount of polarised light depends on the weather and the angle of the sun. which may be slightly exaggerated (edge dip) at the end of the pane. ThermoSpan™.g. 9 . cut outs and the perimeter where the resin joins the edge tape.5mm 0. These areas of stress produce a birefringent effect in the glass. A pvb interlayer will also show similar characteristics.25mm 0. 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.10mm 0.

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. FortPlus™ Laminated The maximum working temperature is 100oC for CIP interlayers and 70oC for pvb interlayers.For Safety and Strength Safety All Fort™ and FortPlus™ break safely and conform to Class A of BS 6206.5mm 25 28 27 27 31 31 33 35 37 37 36 35 37 41 44 47 50 37 -1 -3 19. 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. They are capable of resisting both sudden temperature changes and temperature differentials up to 200 K. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . 10 . 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.hansen glass processors Fort™.

Fort™. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are suitable for use in internal partitions up to the size limits given in Table 3. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated can provide effective barriers complying with BS 6180 and Building Regulations. the size limits are given in Table 6.5mm ≥ 17. Free standing barriers . 300 mm 1500 mm 800 mm Critical Locations for Safety Glass Partitions – because of their safety characteristics and strength. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .6m 3. The sizes in Table 3 are for partitions. The thickness may alter if the top edge of the clamping detail is significantly above or below the floor level.2m no limit Barriers and guarding – Fort™. Where partitions are also acting as barriers.Table 4 indicates the thicknesses of FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated generally appropriate for free-standing glass barriers.2m no limit no limit no limit 3.hansen glass processors 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 13.5m 2.For Safety and Strength Applications Safety – Fort™. which are not protecting a drop.5mm 2m2 3m2 4m2 6m2 no limit no limit no limit 2 edge glazed maximum span N/A N/A 1.0m 2. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are ideal for use in the critical locations described in BS 6262: Part 4 and in Building Regulations. 11 .

5 0.5m.In addition to their use in conventional barriers. Thicker glass or smaller sizes may be necessary with 2 edge or bolt fixed glazing systems such as ThermoSpan™. i.hansen glass processors Fort™.0 kN/m FortPlus™ Thickness 12mm 15mm 19mm 25mm FortPlus™ Laminated Thickness 13.5mm 21. It is suggested that panels should be limited to less than 2000mm. remain intact) at Class A of BS 6206. 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.For Safety and Strength Table 4 Free standing glass barriers BS 6399 Part 1 Line Load 0. 12 .5 Span limit (mm) for bolt fixed panes with widths greater than 700mm Fort™ FortPlus™ FortPlus™ Laminated 6mm* 8mm* 10mm 12mm 15mm 11.5mm 25.5 kN/m 3.5mm 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. as described in BS 6180. Table 5 Span of infill panels Infill loading from BS 6399 Part 1 UDL Point Load (kN/m2) (kN) 0. which can be used for any type of 4 edge supported glazing.74 kN/m 1.36 kN/m 0. Table 6 gives glass areas.5mm Barrier infill panels . even though longer panels may be technically within the requirements.0 0. since they will not give containment (i. Fort™.5 1.5mm 17. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are suitable for full height barriers.5 1.e.25 1.Infill panels for barriers can be supplied for attaching through drilled holes to the balusters. Table 5 gives the maximum spans for Fort™ and FortPlus™ bolted infill panels.5mm 17.5mm 13. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .e. Full height barriers . in fully glazed walls above ground floor or overlooking atria.

FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .0 3.3 6. FortPlus™ Laminated fins are also available. as well as any other viewing windows for gymnasia and sports halls.8 4. pelota and trinquette.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated 12mm FortPlus™ 13.2 no limit 2.For Safety and Strength Table 6 Full height barriers Building use Fort™. no limit 6.4 4.0 no limit Area limit m2 13 .hansen glass processors Fort™.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated Commercial.The safety characteristics. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated make them ideal for the viewing walls of courts for squash. Fins .5mm FortPlus™ Laminated Shops and similar usage 6mm Fort™ 8mm FortPlus™ 10mm FortPlus™ 11. but can be used to stiffen any frameless glazing.2 N/A 1. excluding shops etc.8 6.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated ≥ 15mm FortPlus™ ≥ 17. FortPlus™ or FortPlus™ Laminated thickness Domestic 6mm Fort™ 8mm FortPlus™ ≥ 10mm FortPlus™ ≥ 11. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated can be used to create shop-front designs to give an impression of space and light. or places of assembly 6mm Fort™ 8mm FortPlus™ 10mm FortPlus™ 11. They can be used as simple shop windows or in conjunction with Tempo™ doors or as frameless systems supported by FortPlus™ fins. PROSPEC SQUASH COURT?? Shop fronts – Fort™.FortPlus™ fins are not restricted to shop-fronts. Table 7 shows the thickness and depth of FortPlus™ fins to span various floor to ceiling heights when fitted into suitable fin boxes. strength and robustness of Fort™.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated Playing courts .5mm FortPlus™ Laminated ≥ 12mm FortPlus™ ≥ 13.

it becomes the ideal product to specify for walking on. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . stair landings and stair treads.hansen glass processors Fort™.5 3 3.For Safety and Strength Table 7 Fin dimensions Height of fin (m) 2 2. As strength and safety are the main characteristics of FortPlus™ Laminated and when coupled with HansenGlass’ CeraGrit™ product for enhanced slip resistance.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. 14 .

depending on load and size.0 3. box or solid bar support 50mm Minimum Rubber strip 3-5mm thick similar in hardness to an ink eraser Figure 5.5mm 27mm 33mm 1000 x 600 Restaurants 2. the seal and spacer are not capable of sustaining the floor loads in regular use. similar in hardness to an ink eraser T. All glass to have flat ground and arrissed edges. In some cases. All floor loads taken through this bearing surface Glass designed for walking on Structure Structure Soft glazing material Second pane Figure 6.7 35.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. Principles of glazing floor panes When a floor pane is also required to give thermal insulation. 10mm to 25mm heat soaked FortPlus™. Principles of floor glazing using ThermoCool™ insulating glass units 15 .0 4. Each case should be checked.5 2.0 2. The above types and thicknesses of glass are given as examples only.5mm 27mm 39mm Dance Halls 5.5mm 39mm 60mm Stairs 5.6 36.7 35. smaller panes will need thicker glass to resist the point load.5mm 27mm 39mm Offices 2. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . 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.hansen glass processors Fort™.4 30. However.5 1000 x 300 36.5mm 33mm 78mm Notes. Curing Sealant Loads from BS 6399-1 Size of floor panes Structure 25mm Minimum bearing Silicone Sealant Rubber strip 3-5mm thick. It is sensible to step the unit as shown in figure 6.5 1. it can be combined into a ThermoCool™ insulating glass unit. The glass type and thickness will vary with the size of the pane. Typical Application Floor Glazing The principles of glazing FortPlus™ Laminated floor panes are shown in Figure 5.

FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated must be protected from site contamination such as welding spatter. Glass should be unpacked on arrival at site and checked for conformity to specification. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated in a safe manner using appropriate equipment. and CeraGrit™ are all trade marks of Hansen Glass Processing Ltd. ThermoSpan™. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated should be handled with great care at all times. Ceramalite™.hansen glass processors Fort™. 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™. helps to avoid breakages. or cementitious or plaster products. 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. ThermoCool™. 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. FortPlus™ Laminated. 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. standards and codes of practice and any other requirements. safety shoes and safety glasses).For Safety and Strength Handling and Storage Fort™. abrasions and excessive local pressure) which can cause breakage. Damaged glass should not be glazed. scratches. scars. the glass must stand on strips of material softer than glass. or adhesives. • • • • • • • Glazing The requirements of BS 6262 and BS 8000: Part 7 should be considered. Ceraphic™. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated. This publication gives a general description of Fort™. in a manner which prevents the glass from sagging. Fort™. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated. Special care must be taken to protect Fort™. Before use. chips or shells. Tempo™. rubber or felt. Any damage should be reported immediately. such as wood. To prevent edge damage. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . Use protective clothing and equipment (a minimum of gloves. especially the edges from impact damage (knocks. CeramalitePlus™. 16 . 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. Lift Fort™. • Stack upright. Fort™. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminate. FortPlus™.

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