ABSTRACT: The Thai Industrial Standard (TIS) is the technical requirement established by the Thailand Industrial Standard Institute (TISI) to achieve standardization and aim for the best quality products. From April 5, 2020, TISI implement the latest compulsory supervision on architectural glass, involving compulsory certification regulations for four categories of glass products.
THAILAND TISI PRODUCT CERTIFICATION
The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) is the regulating authority for Thai industrial product certification. Its main functions are consumer protection, environmental protection and natural resource protection, promoting the international competitiveness of domestic industries, ensuring fair trade, and eliminating international trade barriers caused by standardization measures. TISI provides two certification marks, namely voluntary certification mark and compulsory certification mark.
TISI CERTIFICATION FOR ARCHITECTURAL GLASS
TISI has always been implementing compulsory certification requirements for transparent float glass (TIS 880-2547 / 2004) and colored float glass (TIS 1344-2551 / 1998). On April 7, 2019, the Ministry of Industry of Thailand announced the formal implementation of compulsory supervision of four types of architectural glass products after 365 days, of which:
Clear Float Glass TIS 880-2560 (2017) – New version, effective on April 5, 2020;
Tinted Float Glass TIS 1344-2560 (2017) – New version, effective on April 5, 2020;
Laminated Glass TIS 1222-2560 (2017) – New added, effective on April 4, 2020;
Tempered Glass TIS 965-2560 (2017) – New added, effective on April 4, 2020;
These standards are mainly improved for safety of consumers. For example, glass must be able to resist against bump, light, and heat. When tempered glass is broken, it disintegrates into small harmless cubical fragments. When laminated safety glass is broken, the laminate layers will prevent panes from shattering like regular glass.
Testing in designated laboratory
SERVICES PROVIDED BY ATIC
Testing and trial-testing of TISI standards
Thailand DLT (whole vehicles), TISI (auto components and consumer products), NBTC (wireless communication products) certification services
Preparation and translation of a complete set of application materials
Factory audit guidance, accompanied by translation throughout
Direct co-operation with authorities and certification bodies without communication barriers
Local representative available
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