SAFETY AND SECURITY
- Glass is a fragile material and has low resistance to impact. By increasing the thickness of glass its resistance improves but risks associated with the fragility can not be prevented.
- By applying secondary processes to glass, safety and security can be provided where risks associated with broken glass can be reduced and people and goods can be protected against accidental impacts or attacks.
- Referring to glazing terms, safety means reducing the risk of injury associated with broken glass by accidental impact. Glass used in interior applications should be toughened or laminated in order to reduce the risk of injuries caused by broken glass.
- The term "security" is related to the protection of people and goods against attacks from outside. Glasses to be used for this purpose have to be laminated.
- Safety and security performances of glass are determined in accordance to the test methods specified in standards
EN 12600 and EN 356:
- EN 12600 determines the classification for flat glass products by resistance to impact and breakage characteristics.
- EN 356 defines the classification of flat glass products by resistance against manual attack.
- Lameks ® is the brand name
for safety and security glasses of Trakya Cam.
- Lameks ® should be used in critical locations mentioned below to avoid injuries that might be caused by glass breakage:
- Low level glazing within 80 cm of floor level,
- Glazing from floor level to ceiling (without any frame in between),
- Glazing in doors and glazing adjacent to doors as well,
- Overhead glazing.