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Safety glass: Tests for the international market

In the field of safety glass MPA NRW followed its clients onto the international market already at an early stage. The manufacturers of vehicle safety glass work for the global market and need a testing centre as a partner that knows all about international standards and regulations.
In the field of vehicle safety glass MPA NRW has been designated as Technical Service for national and international approval tests (e.g. according to ECE-Regulation No. 43) by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) as well as accredited by AMECA für US-tests ("DOT-marking").

In the building sector all standards for safety glass have already been harmonised EU-wide. Since 2005 MPA NRW is notified Testing, Inspection and Certification Body for safety glasses and basic glasses in the construction sector and has therefore been qualified to carry out the conformity assessment necessary for the CE marking.

Participation in the development of national and international standards and regulations

The experts from the testing laboratory for safety glass aquired their international competence at a very early stage: Already at the beginning of the 80's MPA NRW was significantly involved in the development of uniform regulations for the approval of safety glazings for motor vehicles. Furthermore, the experts of MPA NRW have participted in national and international standardization committees for many years.

The testing laboratory in Dortmund has the equipment to conduct all tests demanded by the regulations. However, we also meet special wishes of our clients outside these regulations

The MPA NRW tests safety glass for motor vehicles and the construction sector.