Balustrade Testing Videos

Safety Glass Made Safer:
"Swing Bag" Tests Compare Glass Railing Performance

To compare the impact strength and post-break performance of glass railing systems, Trosifol™ has conducted comprehensive "swing bag" testing of tempered glass and commonly specified laminated glass in varying thicknesses and structural systems.


LET'S GET TECHNICAL: See Actual High-Speed Camera Recordings

Choosing a stronger laminated glass interlayer can have a significant impact on glass railing barrier post-break performance. Compare the lab videos below, to see how 0,89 mm (35-mil) SentryGlas® compares with 1,52 mm (60-mil) PVB in controlled side-by-side swing bag tests.

HALF-INCH LAMINATED GLASS WITH 1,52 MM (60-MIL) PVB

Click on the video link to open a larger window and see the result of a 69 kg-m (500-ft-lb) impact on a glass railing made with PVB.

HALF-INCH LAMINATED GLASS WITH 0,89 MM (35-MIL) SENTRYGLAS®

Click on the video link to open a larger window and see the result of a 69 kg-m (500-ft-lb) impact on a glass railing made with 0,89 mm (35-mil) SentryGlas® interlayer.


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SWING BAG TESTING SIMULATES HUMAN BODY IMPACT

Learn more about the swing bag test lab setup and types of safety glass for balustrade performance comparison.

 

   

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