ANSI has informed the ASC Z97 Committee that ANSI Z97.1-2015 (R2020), Safety Glazing Materials used in Buildings – Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test, that a reaffirmation of ANSI Z97.1-2015, has been approved.

This standard establishes the specifications and methods of test for the safety properties of safety glazing materials (glazing materials designed to promote safety and reduce the likelihood of cutting and piercing injuries when the glazing materials are broken by human contact) as used for all building and architectural purposes.

ANSI Z97 Committee secretary Julia Schimmelpenningh, global applications manager for Eastman Chemical Co. noted that nothing will change regarding the standard’s context except for dates, possibly the color of the title page and the recognition of the voting members at the time of re-approval.

“The ASC Z97 Committee is currently dormant with the exception of some task groups. The committee membership must remain in balance, however we are accepting members that would be categorized as ‘user members,’” she said.

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