2. Application technical notes
SERALIT LITEX is manufactured as Fully Tempered safety glass as standard to EN 12150-1.
A Heat Soak Test acc. to EN 14179-1 with marking SERALIT LITEX-H can be provided if ordered.
We strongly recommend carrying out Heat-Soak Testing. The statutory code an standard requirements of using such glass are usually specific to the country and location of the installation. The purchaser must ensure that all such requirements are fulfilled and specified before buying.
The thermal tempering implies that subsequent work such as cutting, grinding, or drilling etc. may not be carried out on the glass. These operations will certainly cause breakage or significant weakening of the material characteristics! All additional work to the glass must therefore be carried out prior to the tempering process.
It is normal for the enamelled surface of SERALIT LITEX to be installed away from the weathered side.
Fully-coated prints or designs with a high degree of coverage
(> 60 %) the intended viewing side is always outside (weather-side). Applications deviating from this in respect of characteristics and use are to be requested on a specific basis, in particular:
- Use in vision areas (viewing from both sides, e.g. Partitions, ...)
- Use with back-lighting
- Edge quality and free-standing edges
Detailed information regarding assessment of colour rendition, notes on applications etc. can be found in the Guidelines for determining the visual quality of enamelled and screen-printed glass. Notes on applications can be found under Chapters 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 and 7.2 of our Handbook Tolerances.
[PDF] Handbook Tolerances
Colour differences may be apparent between samples and actual project deliveries because the self-colour of the glass, its thickness and surface structure can influence the colour. This can also be different in intensity depending on the colour chosen. It is therefore clear that when colour differences exist between a sample and actual delivery it does not constitute a defect. In cases of doubt we recommend a full-size mock-up.
Moisture uniformity on the glass surface
The surface moisture uniformity on the outside of the glass may vary e.g. due to imprints from rollers, fingers, labels, paper residue, suction pads, sealant residue, smoothing agents, separation agents or environmental influences. Moisture on the glass surface as a result of condensation, rain or cleaning water may have differing levels of uniformity. Such appearances are inherent characteristics and cannot be considered as defects.
[PDF] General Glazing Guidelines
[PDF] General cleaning and maintenance recommendations