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Lumiglass Industries receives UKAS certification for armour glass line

Post Time:Jun 14,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:55

Lumiglass Industries, a component of Glass LLC, leading processors of laminated safety glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, received the official standards certification from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for its improved bullet-resistant product line.

The distinction validates the company's strategic direction to provide bespoke solutions for the security and defence industry.

The testing was conducted at The King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) testing and evaluation laboratory in Jordan, an accredited laboratory by UKAS. The research and development team from Lumiglass was present for the testing of the company's armour product lines.

KADDB technical engineers granted official certification based on EN 1063, the European standard for ballistic testing and rating.

Specially designed Lumiglass products also adhere to EN 1522's 'special' protection levels for glass thicknesses ranging from 32mm to 91mm glass. Based on these standards, the glass line is capable of resisting up to 7.62 X 39 AK-47, 7.62 X 39 API BZ, 7.62 X 54 AP 'B32 API' ammunition.

Ziad Yazbeck, Senior Vice-President - Sales and Marketing, Glass LLC, said: "The KADDB certification is based on best international standards for armour glass with multiple uses in the defence sector. Acquiring the recognition offers Lumiglass Industries a definite edge over regional and global competitors. Keeping in line with our continuous efforts in product development and raising quality standards to stay ahead of competition in the marketplace, Lumiglass will soon unveil a new range of products that complements our existing portfolio."

KADDB, an independent government entity within the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), designs and develops defence products and security solutions in the region. KADDB's scope of work covers the full spectrum of defence design and development, test and evaluation, technology incubation in Jordan, and defence technology training.

Lumiglass Industries is the first company in Dubai to achieve the ASI (Accreditation Services International) and ANSI Z97.1 (American National Standards Institute) accreditations as well as internationally recognized armor glass certification for ballistic protection.

It is also certified as per ISO 9001:2000 quality standards and ASTM International for materials used in glass manufacturing.

DOT certifications for automotive glass safety and British Standard BS 6206 for impact safety in buildings additionally endorse Lumiglass products.

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