Although Chromatics may be considered a glass product, it is better described as a laminate. The product has been tested to European & complimentary American standards to satisfy the glass market, but also for exterior facades, which is a unique opportunity that more than doubles the glass market potential.
Test matrix: This lists the independent tests and results to which the Chromatics product has been subjected. Testing authority, standard and result are listed. Note than in many cases, the test performance far exceeds that required by the industry.
Chromatics Test Summary (Rainscreen & Facades): a commentary on the tests undertaken to satisfy the rainscreen market.
QC Index: The index of standard QC tests, approved, developed and audited by Pilkington Technology Centre (Lathom). Full documents available.
Pilkington letter: This confirms that Pilkington Technology Centre (Lathom) approved the product. Note that this did not cover thermal safety, which is covered in document 20
EN BS12600 Impact Test Certificate: 3(B)3
BSEN 12600 Impact Test Certificate: 1(B)1
Laminate integrity test BSEN 1542:1999: Carried out by Taylor Woodrow
Testing of the laminate integrity after thermal cycling BSEN 1542:1999: Carried out by Taylor Woodrow, showing that the exceptional laminate integrity is not compromised by thermal ageing.
Spadeadam Explosion Impact Test & Approval: blast trials
CWCT Test Report (Conducted by Taylor Woodrow): Tests carried out by Taylor Woodrow (Document 10a) for the CWCT Standard (Document 10b) – Test Methods for building envelopes, 2005, for wind resistance – serviceability & safety, water tightness – dynamic pressure. Please note that the soft body impact test has now been replaced items 5&6 above – see Vinci (Taylor Woodrow) letter (Document 10c). These tests were completed by Wintech (Items 5&6)
*Sika Details: Details of the Sika Tack exterior adhesive system for rainscreen facades.
Sika BBA: British Board of Agrement approval for the above system
Dow Corning Certificate: Alternative fixing system, which has a slightly higher continuous service temperature
Chromatics security panels firestop or explosion absorbing panels: description
Adhesive fixing system for explosion resistant Acell / Chromatics panels: drawings.
Product Datasheets: Datasheet for Chromatics stock (document 16a) and architectural specification (document 16b)
Standard Operating Procedures: these cover aspects of converting and using Chromatics products for rainscreen applications (documents 17a, b & c)
Chromatics Technical Portfolio (Rainscreen): an examination by an independent third party of Chromatics products being used in Rainscreen applications
Independent Glass Expert (JB Waldron BTc) Letter re Standards: an annex to 14
Thermal Safety document: written by an independent expert third party (JB Waldron BTc) showing Chromatics’ exceptional thermal strength
Interactive Spreadsheet: Showing the costs and incomes possible from the Chromatics line. Different (local) costs can be added, and production volumes altered, to see the overall effect.
Chromatics Line – Straight: Drawing of the line in linear layout.
Chromatics Line – C shaped: Drawing of the line in a C-Shape, to give a more compact floor layout
Rainscreen fixing system drawing: (document 24)
Basic Line Numbers: Throughput – 10 sheets / hour, Standard sheet size 3210 x 2550mm, number of operators required – 2, Length of line (straight form) – 92.54 metres
Chromatics Safety Glass Tests & Product Data – The full document file can be viewed on request.