Design with Light and Colours

STADIP COLOR is a coloured laminated safety glass made of 2 x PLANILUX DIAMANT with at least one tear-resistant, autoclaved coloured interlayer in accordance with EN ISO 12543. Each letter of the colour code equates to one layer of 0.38 mm interlayer thickness.

Two glass sheets are laminated together with a coloured interlayer. The use of extra-clear, low-iron Float glass (PLANILUX DIAMANT) increases the brilliance of the colour resolution and is therefore chosen for all standard colours. Other Glass types are possible.

In order to achieve additional performance such as guarding against falling, it is possible to add a clear interlayer without affecting the colour rendition

1. Dimension

Up to max. 2450 x 5200 mm or 2000 x 5500 mm or 1500 x 5900 mm
Except special colour „polar white“ max. 2000 x 5500 mm
Maximum weight 1000 kg
Minimum size 250 x 400 mm
Max. Aspect ratio Single glass thickness < 8 mm: 1:10
Single glass thickness > 8 mm: 1:20
Max. overall thickness 100 mm Multi-laminate

Production sizes can be taken from adjoining production sizes 2 x PLANILUX DIAMANT FT or HS.


2. Application technical notes

The splinter-hindering characteristic of the product makes it most suitable for exposed applications such as guardrails or skylights, canopies etc. The statutory code and 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.

Colour stability

Standard colours

All coloured interlayers have been subject to a 3 year „Arizona“ test. This simulates an approximate use of 10 years in middle European climate. Following this test, all interlayers showed only minimal colour nuance differences. A DELTA E1) value < 1,6 was not exceeded. In practice it is expected that these minor colour nuance differences are not noticeable. Replacement units can have a slight colour difference to existing units. Comments regarding the suitability for external glazing can be found in the table „colour stability and applications for STADIP COLOR“.

1) Measurement to Hunter Color Space Illumination C

Special colours

The suitability of special colours for external glazing is to be clarified on a project-specific basis. Combinations with light yellow tones should be avoided in sensitive applications because of high DELTA E1) deviations of 4,0 to 5,0.

1) Measurement to Hunter Color Space Illumination C

Colour rendition dependent on the side of viewing

The colour is normally determined by multiple layers of coloured film.

Standard coloures with asymmetrical interlayer packet will have different colour renditions from either side. All STADIP COLOR Glasses have the outside marked.

Breakage risks through thermal behaviour in external applications

Because of the heat-energy absorption of the interlayers, a higher thermal load is to be expected. We recommend that external applications of STADIP COLOR are using edges that fine ground.
Combinations with insulating glass are to be thermally analysed on a project-specific basis to determine whether the temperature difference ∆T requires single sheets in Fully Tempered or Heat Strengthened.

Ball impact resistance

For particular requirements in sports halls and arenas STADIP can fulfill the requirements of DIN 18032 Part 3.

Moisture effects in laminated safety glass

The PvB-films used are hygroscopic and extremely dry. At the edges of a laminated glass unit is exposed to air. Air humidity, standing water or droplet accumulation at the edges of the laminated glass create a high moisture content. Moisture can therefore permeate the interlayer and will tend to increase moisture ingress. This can lead to optical fogging or de-lamination after longer periods but does not result in performance as this situation will remain in the edge area.

It is therefore important to ensure that the installation conditions do not allow for standing water. As the above mentioned moisture conditions may also occur at the edge of laminated glass resulting from sealants or shims, the compatibility of materials becomes of importance. Differing substances which come into direct or indirect contact with the PvB must not have any chemical or physical reaction (e.g. seeping oils). The sealants, glazing packers, tapes etc. must be checked for compatibility with the PvB.

Laminated Safety Glass with exposed edges

Protecting the edges against the above mentioned effects is currently not possible. It is often suggested that a thin coating of silicone will protect the edge area of the film from outside. We advise in this regard that sealants such as silicone do not adhere to the PvB and on sit on the material. These sealants are also not moisture resistant i.e. moisture in the form of vapour can still penetrate the system even with such „preventive“ measures and react with the interlayer.


PvB-films have only a minimal UV-Transmission. Special UV absorbing films can reduce UV-Transmission to < 1%. The use of glazing with such an interlayer is not complete protection against fading as it is not only the UV-part of the spectrum of 280 – 380 nm which causes fading but also the visible light part of the solar spectrum. We are unable to accept any responsibility for damage which occurs to objects as a result of sunlight.

[PDF] Tolerances
[PDF] General Glazing Guidelines
[PDF] Cleaning and Maintenance recommendations


3. Processing

3.1 Edge working

Standard for STADIP COLOR is cut edges.

Edge quality of laminated Safety Glass

All laminated glass units produced by ECKELT are cut-to-size i.e. each individual sheet is cut, ground and then laminated. This method assures an improved edge quality in comparison to glass cut from stock sheets of laminate. Cutting of finished laminate has the risk of causing small to larger shelling at the edges.

3.2 Drilled holes and cut-outs

Because of the risk of breakage we recommend STADIP laminated glass with drilled holes, corner or edge cut-outs to be made of PLANIDUR (heat-strengthened) or SECURIT (fully tempered).

Production restrictions on hole locations must be considered.


Cut edges (KG)


4. Marking

STADIP made of Float glass is normally not marked.
Depending on the application (e.g. elevator shafts) and prevailing standards/codes we are able to mark the glass as necessary. It is critical to state this when ordering.

STADIP in combination with Heat-Strengthened glass is marked as such.


5. Certification

ECKELT has all requirements and certification for this product in accordance with 89/106/EEC from the Council of the European Union. The applicable CE harmonization certificate can be downloaded on the right of the screen.

ECKELT has carried out impact testing to the requirements of the SGCC and has certification to ANSI Z.97.1-1984 and 16 CFR 1201 (download right).


6. technical data

STADIP laminated safety glass is subject to continual quality control.