UN Regulation No. 43: Safety Glazing Materials

Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Safety Glazing Materials and their Installation on Vehicles

Related groups: GRSG, IGPG, IGPG-TF Wiper-SG1, IGPG-TF Wiper-SG2, and PSG
UN R43 | Revision 3 (2012)
29 Aug 2012 2012-10-18 05:40:00 UTC 3 00 series of amendments | Supplement 8 00 series of amendments | Supplement 9 00 series of amendments | Supplement 10 00 series of amendments | Supplement 10 | Corrigendum 1 00 series of amendments | Supplement 11 00 series of amendments | Supplement 12 00 series of amendments | Supplement 13 00 series of amendments | Supplement 14 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2011/34

Proposal to introduce specific provisions for vehicles with the driver seated in the central driving position.

01 series of amendments Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2011/35

Proposal to transpose the requirements of global technical regulation No. 6 into Regulation No. 43.

UN R43 | Revision 3 | Amendment 1 (2012)
6 Dec 2012 2013-01-27 13:01:45 UTC 3 1 01 series of amendments | Supplement 1 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2012/21

Proposal to amend paragraph 10.9.2. to read “Rigid plastic panes (paragraph 2.6.1. of this Regulation), flexible plastic panes (paragraph 2.6.2. of this Regulation) and rigid plastic double glazed units shall be considered satisfactory from the point of view of the fire resistance test if the burn rate does not exceed 110 mm/min.”

UN R43 | Revision 3 | Amendment 2 (2013)
27 Nov 2013 2013-12-12 17:16:31 UTC 3 2 01 series of amendments | Supplement 2 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2013/8

Proposal to enable type approvals for multiple-glazed units as an assembly of more than two panes. Adopted with a correction to Annex 12, paragraph 2.2: “the a-nominal width” changed to read “the nominal width”.

UN R43 | Revision 3 | Amendment 2 | Corrigendum 1 (2014)
11 Jul 2014 2014-07-11 12:24:35 UTC 3 2 1 00 series of amendments | Supplement 2 | Corrigendum 1
UN R43 | Revision 3 | Amendment 3 (2015)
22 Jun 2015 2015-11-07 13:30:35 UTC 3 3 01 series of amendments | Supplement 3 Based upon the adopted proposals: WP.29/2014/66

Proposal to clarify the testing method for resistance to high temperature in order to address issues raised with testing at high altitudes and to clarify the requirements of Annex 21 (provisions on the installation of safety glazing on vehicles) based on recommendations from the Informal Group on Plastic Glazing (IGPG).

WP.29/2014/67

Proposal to define “small glazing” and to exempt such small glazing from headform testing.

UN R43 | Revision 3 | Amendment 4 (2015)
9 Nov 2015 2015-11-26 16:44:31 UTC 3 4 01 series of amendments | Supplement 4 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2015/11

Proposal of the Informal Group on Plastic Glazing (IGPG) as approved by the GRSG to introduce new provisions for windscreens and for laminated plastic panes other than windscreens.

UN R43 | Revision 3 | Amendment 5 (2017)
6 Dec 2017 2017-12-24 12:46:14 UTC 3 5 01 series of amendments | Supplement 5 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2017/12

Proposal to align the requirements for plastic panes other than windscreens with the requirements of plastic pane windscreens. This includes amendments concerning rigid plastic panes, flexible plastic panes and rigid plastic multiple-glazed units. The proposed modifications to this type of glazing are in line with the requirements of Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendment of UN Regulation No. 43.

UN R43 | Revision 3 | Corrigendum 1 (2013)
23 Jan 2013 2014-04-30 15:26:59 UTC 3 1 Corrigendum 1 to Revision 3
UN R43 | Revision 3 | Corrigendum 2 (2013)
18 Dec 2013 2014-04-30 15:28:32 UTC 3 2 Corrigendum 2 to Revision 3
UN R43 | Revision 3 | Corrigendum 3 (2014)
10 Jul 2014 2014-12-28 16:25:19 UTC 3 3 Corrigendum 3 to Revision 3
UN R43 | Revision 3 | Corrigendum 4 (2014)
14 Oct 2014 2016-12-09 18:26:28 UTC 3 4 Revision 3-Corrigendum 4 (French text only)
UN R43 | Revision 3 | Corrigendum 5 (2015)
23 Apr 2015 2015-05-07 10:29:35 UTC 3 5
UN R43 | Revision 3 | Corrigendum 6 (2018)
14 Feb 2018 2018-02-15 15:38:35 UTC 3 6 Corrigendum 6 to Revision 3 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2017/112

Proposal for editorial corrections to align the definition on plastic glazing between the original English version and the French translation as well as of the communication annex on principal/secondary characteristics for laminated-glass windscreens.

UN R43 | Revision 4 (2017)
3 Apr 2017 2017-06-16 12:59:01 UTC 4 01 series of amendments | Supplement 4 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2015/11

Proposal of the Informal Group on Plastic Glazing (IGPG) as approved by the GRSG to introduce new provisions for windscreens and for laminated plastic panes other than windscreens.

UN R43 | Revision 4 | Amendment 1 (2018)
14 Feb 2018 2018-02-15 15:30:30 UTC 4 1 01 series of amendments | Supplement 5 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2017/12

Proposal to align the requirements for plastic panes other than windscreens with the requirements of plastic pane windscreens. This includes amendments concerning rigid plastic panes, flexible plastic panes and rigid plastic multiple-glazed units. The proposed modifications to this type of glazing are in line with the requirements of Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendment of UN Regulation No. 43.

UN R43 | Revision 4 | Amendment 2 (2018)
10 Aug 2018 2018-08-17 14:39:35 UTC 4 2 01 series of amendments | Supplement 6 Based upon the adopted proposals: WP.29/2017/117

Proposal for editorial corrections to align the definition on plastic glazing between the original English version and the French translation as well as of the communication annex on principal/secondary characteristics for laminated-glass windscreens.

WP.29/2017/111

Proposal to align the headform test with the deceleration measurement and the test of resistance to abrasion with ISO 15082:2016-11, including changes to the test details, correction of the headform calibration values, and the introduction of abrasion reference materials. The latter is combined with an abrasive-wheel qualification and a correction calculation (for plastic materials only).

The proposal also amends Figure 2a of Annex 21 to better reflect the meaning of paragraph 2.4.2.2. of Annex 21, mainly to clarify the lateral limits of any opaque obscuration in this area.

WP.29/2017/112

Proposal for editorial corrections to align the definition on plastic glazing between the original English version and the French translation as well as of the communication annex on principal/secondary characteristics for laminated-glass windscreens.

UN R43 | Revision 4 | Amendment 3 (2018)
2 Nov 2018 2019-03-21 15:40:07 UTC 4 3 01 series of amendments | Supplement 7 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2018/15

Proposal to align UN R43 with GTR 6 and UN R125 with regard to the aiming positions of the driver’s eyes. This proposal corrects inconsistencies introduced during the transposition of GTR 6 into UN R43.

UN R43 | Revision 4 | Amendment 4 (2019)
24 Jun 2019 2019-12-30 12:35:41 UTC 4 4 01 series of amendments | Supplement 8 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2018/122

Proposal to amend Annex 7 (laminated-glass panes), inserting a new paragraph 6 to allow optional 2,260 g ball test and headform test for laminated-glass panes. The proposal adds the marking “/D” to signify laminated-glass panes subjected to the 2,260 g ball test and the headform test. The proposal aims to enable the approval of laminated-glass panes with improved mechanical properties, especially as designed for front, exterior, forward-facing glazing of the upper deck of a double-deck vehicle.

UN R43 | Revision 4 | Corrigendum 1 (2018)
14 Feb 2018 2018-02-15 15:33:10 UTC 4 1 Corrigendum 1 to Revision 4 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2017/117

Proposal for editorial corrections to align the definition on plastic glazing between the original English version and the French translation as well as of the communication annex on principal/secondary characteristics for laminated-glass windscreens.

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