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CCC: Certification regulations for safety glass

19. May 2014

The demand of the Chinese market for European and US made safety glass continues to grow. Many Chinese companies prefer to use European or US safety glass for manufacturing their products, due to quality differences. Because of this, the imports of foreign safety glass and related products into China showed considerable growth.

Most glass manufacturers do not possess the essential knowledge regarding CCC requirements for safety glass. Safety glass and related products must be certified prior to exporting them to China. The “Implementation Rule for Compulsory Certification of Safety Glass Products” and the GB Standard GB-9656 (GB stands for Guobiao, Chinese for “National Standard”) determine the certification requirements for safety glass and related products. The Implementation Rule defines the directive for complete certification and the GB Standard (9656) determines necessary product tests for obtaining a CCC certificate.

In case of safety glass those are:
1. Test for optical qualities
2. Test of resistance to chemicals
3. Burning-behaviour test
4. Fragmentation test
5. Mechanical strength test
6. Headform test
7. Test of resistance to the environment
8. Flexibility and fold test

Safety glass products requiring CCC certificates

The following safety glass products need certification :
• Laminated glass
• Zone-toughened glass
• Toughened glass
• Glass-plastic safety glazing material

When defining the products that require CCC, the related industry of use is of importance. Safety glass products in the following areas need CCC:
• Vehicle
• Architecture
• Railway rolling stock

Information regarding CCC certification, the certification process and the costs can be found on our website. You will also find details regarding our certification package can be found on our website including a general anticipated time frame. Take a look at our references section for a list of some of our clients and what they are saying about us. For more detailed information please download our free booklet “CCC Made Easy” here. You may also consider our book “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be ordered directly on Amazon here.

You may also consider our book “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be ordered directly on Amazon here.

China Certification consults you for certificates for the Chinese market:

• Straightforward, transparent handling of the certification process
• All-inclusive consulting through our German, Chinese and US based offices
• Regular updates and information regarding the certification progress
• Important contacts to all relevant Chinese institutions
• No Chinese language skills required, we will handle all of the necessary communications with the certifying authorities and test labs for you

Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (UK: +44 2071931135,
US: +1 773 654-2673) or email us with any questions you may have.

MPR Author

About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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