24 https://youtu.be/siyx49JUM2s SAFETY | TEMPERED CHANNEL GLASS Lamberts developed the tempering process for the three-dimensional channel glass to yield dimensionally consistent glass with superior compression strength. Tempered channel glass is 3 to 4 times stronger than annealed channel glass and is recognized by its break pattern – relatively small, harmless fragments. Because of its significant added strength, tempered channel glass is often used in designs requiring tall, uninterrupted spans of glass, avoiding the need for horizontal stacked joints. It is also used as safety glazing in “hazardous” applications, such as floor-to-ceiling glass walls and partitions. It is provided with a permanently etched “safety” logo. Our tempered Prismasolar™ channel glass, featuring a deep V-groove texture, is repeatedly struck until it breaks into hundreds of small, dice-size pieces. Testing & Certification Bendheim tempered channel glass meets the requirements for ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201. It is also the only tempered channel glass certified by the SGCC (Safety Glazing Certification Council). SGCC is the highest level of independent third-party certification in the U.S. Heat soak testing is recommended for all tempered glass used in exterior applications subject to changing temperatures. The test minimizes the risk of spontaneous breakage caused by nickel sulfide (NiS) inclusions. In this 8.5-hour process, the glass channels are placed inside a specialized test chamber and subjected to an oven temperature of 550°F (287°C) to accelerate NiS expansion. This causes glass containing NiS to break in the test chamber, thus reducing the risk of field breakages. Every piece of glass is tested – not random or partial testing. Detailed test criteria are available on request, linit@bendheim.com. Broken tempered glass: