Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Armorcoat Window Film

Armorcoat Safety Window Film Reinforces Glass Reducing Chances of Injury and Property Damage

No matter what type of building you’re in – a home or office, corner store or corporate skyscraper – your glass and windows pose the biggest threat to your safety. Anything from a stray tree branch to a violent storm can send dangerous shards of glass flying, subjecting people and property to serious damage, injury or worse. That’s why so many home and business owners rely on the protection provided by durable Armorcoat safety window films.Armorcoat safety film is made from only the highest quality materials, such as tough, high tensile polyester and ultra-strong mounting adhesives – available in thickness ranging from 4 to 14 Mil (.004” to .014” or 100 to 350 microns). It comes in optically clear and solar control versions. Plus, stronger glass resilience can be achieved with attachment system options. Your independent Armorcoat dealer will help you select the right level of protection for your property from our wide variety of thickness, tints and performance levels.Armorcoat has passed some of the most stringent government and consumer testing to provide effective window protection, blast mitigation and overall window safety. Also popularly referred to as glass fragment retention, anti-shatter film and Mylar, Armorcoat is the preferred window protection product among home and business owners, and property managers worldwide. Put Armorcoat safety window film on guard for you!

You can count on Armorcoat for these valuable benefits:

■Reinforces Glass
■Helps Keep Broken Glass In Place
■Reduces Chances Of Injury and property damage
■Works 24-Hours A Day, 365 Days A Year
■Blocks 99% Of Damaging Ultraviolet Lig

Armorcoat safety window films have passed some of the toughest government and consumer testing to provide effective hurricane window protection, blast mitigation and overall window safety, making it one of the best investments for homeowners in high risk areas, commercial buildings, and government facilities. The resilient layers of high-tensile polyester, aggressive adhesives, ultraviolet inhibitors and scratch-resistant coatings provide exceptional blast mitigation and impact resistant capabilities – with thicker films offering greater protecti

Hurricane Resistance Armorcoat 8Mil safety and security film has met the most stringent hurricane mitigation tests. These standard tests, ASTM 1886/1996 Large Missile Impact Level “C” or 4.5lb missile, ensure that Armorcoat 8Mil safety and security films offer the best protection money can buy. Conducted on 3/16” tempered glass with wind speeds up to 140 mph, these tests give property owners in hurricane prone areas the peace of mind that only comes with 24x7 window reinforcements through window film. Solar Gard Armorcoat 8Mil safety and security film is ideal for proactively safeguarding glass in residential properties up to 30 feet in heigh

Human Impact Standards

To increase public safety, lawmakers developed human impact standards mandating specific strength levels for glass. To reach the required levels, glass had to be tempered or heat strengthened, however annealed glass needs window film or other enhancements to achieve compliance when necessary. The two most commonly accepted human impact standards are:

■American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z 97.1 – testing involves glass impact of 100 and 150 foot pounds, the standard most commonly used for residential applications. Armorcoat films 4 Mil or thicker passed!
■Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) Code Federal Regulations (CFR) 1201, category II – testing involves glass impact of 400 foot pounds, the standard more commonly used for commercial applications. Armorcoat films 7 Mil or thicker passed!

Bomb Blast Testing
Untreated Glass - broken glass shards are airborne at a high velocity
Glass With Armorcoat Film - film holds broken glass together with minimal airborne shards
Glass With Armorcoat Film and Attachment System - film holds together glass shards; glass is retained in frame
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), an independent research and product-testing firm, conducted high-explosive tests to evaluate the capability of Armorcoat safety and security film to reduce the hazards of flying glass shards during an explosion. ARA detonated the equivalent of 500 pounds of TNT just 60 yards from framed glass samples with and without Armorcoat film. The unprotected glass shattered and projected upon impact, while the Armorcoat-protected glass remained safely within the frame. See this dramatic testing footage for yourself!

1 comment:

  1. Informative information because as per my poni of view the price of installing the film was far less than it would cost to replace all the windows



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