Last update: 28.06.2019
Standards & norms
9.

Transportation and storage

Glass should generally be transported standing on its edge. This edge generally stands parallel on two cushioned supports.

Glass should generally be transported standing on its edge. This edge generally stands parallel on two cushioned supports. Every contact the glass panes make with metal or with each other is damaging. Panes in glass packets should therefore be separated using suitable spacers.


If insulating glass is transported over altitude differences of more than 500 metres, a special insulating glass production unit should be made. The distances between the stacked panes should also be enlarged.


Panes should be stored on the edge, just as they are during transport. Warehousing should be dry and, if possible, not exposed to direct solar radiation. If stored outdoors, it is recommended that the glass packet be covered with an opaque awning. If stacked glass is exposed to humidity, there is a risk that sodium hydroxide could be generated, which irreparably damages the panes during prolonged exposure. The stacks should therefore be opened and the individual panes of glass dried out and restacked. Moreover, Guardian storage instructions for individual glass products should always be taken into consideration.