ROLAGS to be revised

December 12, 2008
AUTO : CODES & STANDARDS

The National Glass Association Secretariat for the Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard (ANSI/NGA R1.1-2007) has notified the American National Standards Institute of its intent to revise the Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard, according to a Dec. 12 NGA release.

The scope of the standard is to define the process of windshield repair, establish the size of repairable damages and set the performance criteria for repaired laminated glass. ROLAGS also provides best practices for the training of a repair technician.

The NGA is a certified ANSI standards writing body that operates under guidelines, NGA Procedures for Standards Developing Committees to Develop & Maintain Standards, approved by ANSI. The NGA does not control the making of standards but, rather, is a 'certified host' to a gathering of industry experts who, together, decide on a consensus approach to an issue—in this case windshield repair.

Prior to its most recent meeting Oct. 9, ROLAGS addressed crack length up to 14 inches. The ROLAG SDC has voted to change Section 6, Damage Types and Repairable Dimensions, and limit crack length to 6 inches, according to the release.

The ROLAG SDC also voted to reword Annex B and move it into the body of the standard under Section 6. To see the proposed changes go to www.rolags.com.

The SDC will take public comment on the proposed changes and the entire standard until mid-February, according to the release.