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

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

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

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

5 mm centres giving 39% cover. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . Micropoint Contour 4 .hansen glass processors Fort™.6 mm white points in a 5 spot pattern at 8.4 mm centres giving 31% cover. both giving 50% cover. Microline 5/5 and Microline 10/10 . Ceraphic™ and Cerocco can be used to resolve manifestation concerns in relation to Safety Standards and Building Regulations.5 mm centres on a white background giving 61% cover. Micropoint 6 . Micropoint Contour 6 .5 mm white lines with 5 mm gaps or 10 mm white lines with 10 mm gaps. designed to reduce the incidence of inclusion breakages to less than 1 in 400 tonnes of glass 5 .4 mm white points in a 5 spot pattern at 6. Product Performance Heat soaked toughened glass Fort™.For Safety and Strength Ceraphic™ standard images Micropoint 4 . 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.4 mm centres on a white background giving 69% cover. 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.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. Microline 10/5 and Microline 5/10 .4 mm clear points in a 5 spot pattern at 6. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are available as heat soaked thermally toughened glass.6 mm clear points in a 5 spot pattern at 8.

05mm 0.2mm 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 10.25mm 0.10mm 0.3mm 0.3mm 0.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated 19.5mm 0.hansen glass processors Fort™.5mm ± 2.15mm 0.5.3 .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 0.5mm 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% 5.5m2 (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. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .25mm 8-10mm ≥12mm 0.6 W/m2K 6 .25mm 2.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 ± 1.5kg/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.

All glass thicknesses from 4mm to 25mm can be drilled. 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. cutouts and notches can be provided. FortPlus™ Laminated has ground.hansen glass processors Fort™. Holes should not be positioned too close to a corner.g. Hole positioning Where there are complex configurations.For Safety and Strength Processing Fort™. to an edge or to each other. Four types of edgework and many configurations of holes. both of which may have un-ground areas. enquiries should be submitted. 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. polished Polishing further refines the edge appearance. smooth or polished edges. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . 7 . or more than two holes in close proximity. in accordance with the minimum distances shown in figure 1. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated must not be cut or worked after manufacture. or non-rectangular corners. t = glass thickness 2t > 2. more than eight holes in a pane. 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. e. 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.

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

cut outs and the perimeter where the resin joins the edge tape.15mm 0. e. These areas of stress produce a birefringent effect in the glass. which is visible in polarised light. which may be slightly exaggerated (edge dip) at the end of the pane. called bow.05mm Edge dip 0. Appearance The appearance of Fort™. although the edge tape is clear. these should be no larger in size than 1. During the toughening process. sometimes known as ‘iridescence’ or ‘leopard spots’.g.2%). The limit on bow for Fort™.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’). Table 1 Roller wave and edge dip limits Roller wave 0. 9 . When toughened glass is viewed in polarised light.5mm diameter.hansen glass processors Fort™. the refractive index of the tape differs to that of the glass and a line appears at the interface of the two materials.3mm 0. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated depends upon the type of glass. the areas of stress show up as coloured zones. Roller wave is generally noticed in reflection.5mm 0. the colour and the thickness of the glass.For Safety and Strength Strength For normal purposes.25mm 0. a distortion known as ‘roller wave’ is produced.3mm 0. A pvb interlayer will also show similar characteristics. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated is 2mm/m length (0.25mm 0. the allowable stress of Fort™. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . Polarised light occurs in normal daylight. While the hot glass is in contact with the rollers during the toughening process. 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. Under some lighting conditions the line may display a pale blue interference effect. The toughening process produces areas of different stress in the cross section of the glass. FortPlus™ Laminated may have small air bubbles around holes. ThermoSpan™.2mm 0. the heat treatment can produce an overall warp.10mm 0. The amount of polarised light depends on the weather and the angle of the sun. In FortPlusTM Laminated with a cast-in-place interlayer. The birefringent effect is more noticeable either at a glancing angle or through polarised spectacles.

FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .5mm 25 28 27 27 31 31 33 35 37 37 36 35 37 41 44 47 50 37 -1 -3 19.hansen glass processors Fort™. 10 . FortPlus™ Laminated The maximum working temperature is 100oC for CIP interlayers and 70oC for pvb interlayers. 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. They are capable of resisting both sudden temperature changes and temperature differentials up to 200 K.For Safety and Strength Safety All Fort™ and FortPlus™ break safely and conform to Class A of BS 6206. 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.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.

5mm ≥ 17.6m 3. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated can provide effective barriers complying with BS 6180 and Building Regulations. The sizes in Table 3 are for partitions. Fort™. Free standing barriers . the size limits are given in Table 6. 11 . 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 13.0m 2. which are not protecting a drop.hansen glass processors Fort™.Table 4 indicates the thicknesses of FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated generally appropriate for free-standing glass barriers. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are ideal for use in the critical locations described in BS 6262: Part 4 and in Building Regulations.2m no limit Barriers and guarding – Fort™.For Safety and Strength Applications Safety – Fort™. 300 mm 1500 mm 800 mm Critical Locations for Safety Glass Partitions – because of their safety characteristics and strength. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are suitable for use in internal partitions up to the size limits given in Table 3.5mm 2m2 3m2 4m2 6m2 no limit no limit no limit 2 edge glazed maximum span N/A N/A 1. Where partitions are also acting as barriers.2m no limit no limit no limit 3.5m 2. The thickness may alter if the top edge of the clamping detail is significantly above or below the floor level.

5 1. remain intact) at Class A of BS 6206.0 kN/m FortPlus™ Thickness 12mm 15mm 19mm 25mm FortPlus™ Laminated Thickness 13. It is suggested that panels should be limited to less than 2000mm. Table 5 gives the maximum spans for Fort™ and FortPlus™ bolted infill panels. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .5m.74 kN/m 1. i. Thicker glass or smaller sizes may be necessary with 2 edge or bolt fixed glazing systems such as ThermoSpan™. Fort™.36 kN/m 0.5mm 13. in fully glazed walls above ground floor or overlooking atria. as described in BS 6180. Full height barriers .5mm 25.In addition to their use in conventional barriers.0 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. Table 6 gives glass areas.5 kN/m 3. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated are suitable for full height barriers.5mm 17.5 0.For Safety and Strength Table 4 Free standing glass barriers BS 6399 Part 1 Line Load 0.25 1.5mm 17. which can be used for any type of 4 edge supported glazing.e.hansen glass processors Fort™. 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. even though longer panels may be technically within the requirements. since they will not give containment (i.e. 12 .5 Span limit (mm) for bolt fixed panes with widths greater than 700mm Fort™ FortPlus™ FortPlus™ Laminated 6mm* 8mm* 10mm 12mm 15mm 11. Table 5 Span of infill panels Infill loading from BS 6399 Part 1 UDL Point Load (kN/m2) (kN) 0.Infill panels for barriers can be supplied for attaching through drilled holes to the balusters.5 1.5mm Barrier infill panels .5mm 21.

Fins . FortPlus™ Laminated fins are also available.4 4. FortPlus™ or FortPlus™ Laminated thickness Domestic 6mm Fort™ 8mm FortPlus™ ≥ 10mm FortPlus™ ≥ 11. strength and robustness of Fort™.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated 12mm FortPlus™ 13. They can be used as simple shop windows or in conjunction with Tempo™ doors or as frameless systems supported by FortPlus™ fins.8 4.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated ≥ 15mm FortPlus™ ≥ 17.2 no limit 2. as well as any other viewing windows for gymnasia and sports halls. but can be used to stiffen any frameless glazing.The safety characteristics. pelota and trinquette. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated can be used to create shop-front designs to give an impression of space and light.0 no limit Area limit m2 13 .5mm FortPlus™ Laminated Shops and similar usage 6mm Fort™ 8mm FortPlus™ 10mm FortPlus™ 11. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated make them ideal for the viewing walls of courts for squash.0 3.3 6. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .5mm FortPlus™ Laminated Commercial.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated ≥ 12mm FortPlus™ ≥ 13.For Safety and Strength Table 6 Full height barriers Building use Fort™. PROSPEC SQUASH COURT?? Shop fronts – Fort™. or places of assembly 6mm Fort™ 8mm FortPlus™ 10mm FortPlus™ 11.5mm FortPlus™ Laminated Playing courts . Table 7 shows the thickness and depth of FortPlus™ fins to span various floor to ceiling heights when fitted into suitable fin boxes.2 N/A 1. excluding shops etc.8 6.hansen glass processors Fort™. no limit 6.FortPlus™ fins are not restricted to shop-fronts.

14 .5 3 3.hansen glass processors Fort™. stair landings and stair treads. As strength and safety are the main characteristics of FortPlus™ Laminated and when coupled with HansenGlass’ CeraGrit™ product for enhanced slip resistance. it becomes the ideal product to specify for walking on. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass .For Safety and Strength Table 7 Fin dimensions Height of fin (m) 2 2.5 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.

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. similar in hardness to an ink eraser T. 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. Principles of floor glazing using ThermoCool™ insulating glass units 15 .0 4.4 30. It is sensible to step the unit as shown in figure 6. FortPlus™ and FortPlus™ Laminated toughened glass . All glass to have flat ground and arrissed edges.5mm 39mm 60mm Stairs 5. box or solid bar support 50mm Minimum Rubber strip 3-5mm thick similar in hardness to an ink eraser Figure 5.5mm 33mm 78mm Notes. it can be combined into a ThermoCool™ insulating glass unit.hansen glass processors Fort™.6 36.5 1.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. the seal and spacer are not capable of sustaining the floor loads in regular use.5 2. Each case should be checked. All floor loads taken through this bearing surface Glass designed for walking on Structure Structure Soft glazing material Second pane Figure 6.0 2. However.0 3. Principles of glazing floor panes When a floor pane is also required to give thermal insulation.5 1000 x 300 36.5mm 27mm 33mm 1000 x 600 Restaurants 2. In some cases. The glass type and thickness will vary with the size of the pane. 10mm to 25mm heat soaked FortPlus™.7 35.5mm 27mm 39mm Offices 2.7 35.5mm 27mm 39mm Dance Halls 5. Typical Application Floor Glazing The principles of glazing FortPlus™ Laminated floor panes are shown in Figure 5. smaller panes will need thicker glass to resist the point load. The above types and thicknesses of glass are given as examples only.

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

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