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New standard for glazing materials

Recently, China published a new standard for glazing materials used in power-driven vehicles.

The Chinese authority State Administration for Market Regulation and Standardization Administration (SAMR) announced recently the approval and release of new version of the standard GB 9656-2021 Safety Technical Specification For Glazing Materials Used In Power-Driven Vehicles. This standard is compulsory CCC certification standard (mentioned in the CNCA Announcement CNCA-C13-01 for glass) and will be implemented on Jan 1, 2023.

The new version of standard expands the application scope of its previous version from 2002. It provides a more comprehensive and clearer description of the affected vehicles by changing name from “road vehicles” to “power-driven vehicles”.

The safety technical requirements listed in the GB 9656-2021 are divided into 4 sections: safety inspection of automobile visibility test, strength security test, damage security test and environmental durability inspection.

Moreover, the main changes are e.g.: additional general rule for test methods, revised glass classification, revised test zone for windscreen glass, revised requirements for fire resistance, etc.

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