Achieving the balance between design and practicality
Dellner Glass Solutions are often asked to develop new products that push the boundaries of design capability but also must adhere to strict security and safety standards.
To be able to achieve the delicate balance of design vs. practicality, we have considerable onsite testing facilities at both of our manufacturing sites to test and prove any new product designs. Drop and soft body impact testing to GM/RT2100, including small missile testing at Consett. The Consett facility also houses a large canon to allow onsite testing to EN15152.
The cannon room includes environmental testing and can be refrigerated to replicate arctic conditions and heated to replicate desert conditions.
For our ballistic test requirements (EN1063), we have relationships with accredited partners to undertake all of assurance works for any new glass constructions.
At Tamworth, we have a bespoke water test facility which allows all of our window and door designs to be fully tested, in line with industry and customer requirements to guarantee performance in all weathers.
For project-based work, particularly in the rail and transport markets, our clients are invited to witness the tests in action, to get a feel of how their design looks, but also to see how it performs in conditions.