Safety Glass SGCC Certification

North America

Safety Glass - SGCC
The North American Safety Glass Certification Committee - SGCC was established to encourage the maintenance of the highest standards among safety glass manufacturers to enhance public safety, encourage and cooperate to develop safety glass performance standards, and plan, organize, guide, coordinate and maintain safety glass material certification procedures. Ensure that safety glass products meet the relevant standards or performance requirements adopted or approved by the Commission.
 
For buyers and users, the SGCC certification mark means that the licensor (manufacturer) ensures that its safety glass material is produced in accordance with ANSI Z97.1 and/or 16 CFR 1201 and/or CAN/CGSB 12.1 standards. US federal regulations, numerous state regulations, city regulations, and building codes require ANSI Z97.1 and/or 16 CFR 1201 and/or CAN/CGSB 12.1 standards for safety glass materials installed in specific locations.
General Steps
Sign Agreements
ATIC will support manufactures to prepare technical documents, application forms and license agreements and send to SGCC.
Sample Testing
ATIC will support manufacture to draft a testing plan and send samples to designated laboratories in United States. ATIC will follow up testing and reporting process.
Approval
After testing pass all documents including testing report will be submitted to SGCC for review. After result satisfied and all invoices paid SGCC will issue SGCC number which can be applied to certified products along with SGCC logo.
Periodical Audit and Test
Once a product is certified in the SGCC program, manufacture will be required to test thereafter twice per year. An auditor will visit manufacture's facility once every 6 months (unannounced) to select test samples.
Other Key Points
Prototype testing to ANSI Z97.1, CPSC 16 CFR 1201, CAN/CGSB 12.1 may be done whenever manufacture is ready to submit samples. Testing to ANSI+CPSC is referred to as “composite” testing. Testing to ANSI, CPSC & CAN/CGSB is referred to as "COMP +CAN"

These prototype samples do not need to be selected nor labeled by SGCC, but testing must be performed by an SGCC approved laboratory on each thickness manufacture wish to certify. Testing should be performed on 34 x 76 inch samples for an unlimited size classification, meaning manufacture may certify any size of that thickness. Once passing test results have been achieved, the report should be forwarded to SGCC for review. 

Please provide the lab with four (4) samples for testing to ANSI only or CPSC 16CFR only, or five (5) glass samples if manufacture wish to test to Composite or COMP+CAN. (For patterned or laminated glasses, please send 6 samples.)

Once a product is certified in the SGCC program, manufacture will be required to test thereafter twice per year. An auditor will visit manufacture's facility once every 6 months (unannounced) to select test samples.
SGCC requires licensees to have a working quality assurance program for the fabrication of safety glazing. Compliance to quality assurance requirements will be validated at the first plant inspection after products are certified. SGCC does not define the type or details of a program; simply that one must be in place. Adherence is verified during twice per year plant visits. These requirements were adopted to improve the overall quality of safety glazing products in the program. A licensee’s quality assurance program, as a minimum, must have the following elements:
  • a Quality Manual
  • a designated point of contact,
  • written procedures, and
  • regular production product testing.
  • types of in-house testing performed at your facility f) frequency of that testing
  • documentation and retention policy of those results

SGCC labeling guidelines shall apply with the addition of the thickness class designation, “S” or “H”. As an alternate, the actual thickness may be on the label but either the thickness class and/or the actual thickness must be on the label.

Sample Labels: 
(Minimum Requirements)
ABC Glass - Plant 1 16 CFR
1201 I ANSI Z97.1-2015
SGCC AAAA 1/4UB

ABC Glass - Plant 1
16 CFR 1201 II
ANSI Z97.1-2015
SGCC BBBB SUA

ABC Glass -  Plant 1 
16 CFR 1201 II 
ANSI Z97.1-2015 
SGCC CCCC HUA

Indoor Use Only Label Requirement: 
(When an interlayer is used that has not provided weathering test data)
ABC Glass – Plant 1 16 CFR
1201 I ANSI Z97.1-2015 
SGCC AAAA 1/4UB
INDOOR USE ONLY

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