Glass…The Weakest Link in a Blast

Unfortunately, we live in a world where bomb blasts are a real danger to our safety and security. A bomb blast turns unprotected glass into dangerous flying shards travelling at speeds in excess of 30 meters per second (> 100 km/h) – making them impossible to outrun and avoid serious injury. Understanding the type of glass in your building is key. It has a direct impact on your level of potential exposure to blast.

If it’s not possible to upgrade and install protective glazing, such as laminated glass, into existing buildings, the use of anti-shatter film may be applied as a retrofit measure to mitigate the glazing hazard inside a building as a result of an external blast or impact.(Source: Guidance note: specifying anti-shatter film as a blast mitigation measure, Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI, UK)).

Armorcoat safety film from Saint-Gobain Solar Gard is applied to your existing glazing. It creates a protective barrier protecting people inside of targeted and surrounding buildings from the effects of a blast. This helps drastically increase your level of protection by reducing the risks of flying glass that can cause severe injuries or death.

What Does Armorcoat Safety Film Do For You, In Case Of A Blast?

Glass / Impact

Armorcoat provides exceptional blast and impact-resistant capabilities.

Flying Debris

Armorcoat reduces risks associated with broken glass and air-borne debris.

Falling Glass Shards

Armorcoat holds broken glass shards in place, helping to avoid a major hazard for passersby.

Post-incident Rescue and Cleanup

Armorcoat secures broken glass making the rescue and cleanup process safe and efficient.

Solar Safety Film

This type of Amorcoat film provides you protection against the negative effects of solar radiation.

See Armorcoat Safety Film in Action

 

Watch how Armorcoat safety film withstands a test charge of > 270kg of explosives

 

Understand the benefits of Armorcoat safety film and how businesses are taking action by using professionally-installed Armorcoat safety film

Over 390 Combined Years Of Experience

Saint-Gobain is the world’s only manufacturer of both glass and window film.

Saint Gobain: Solar Gard is part of Saint-Gobain, a group with more than 350 years of experience in glass manufacturing, including complicated safety and laminated glazing solutions. Saint-Gobain is the world’s only manufacturer of both glass and window film.

Solar Gard: Armorcoat is made by Solar Gard, an industry expert in film and coating solutions for more than 40 years. Armorcoat has been rigorously tested to globally recognized standards, including ISO, GSA and ASTM.

Our business partners provide a consultative approach. They will ultimately provide the best option for your specific window frames, situation and building, be it Armorcoat or (combined with) other options such as e.g. blast curtains, laminated / safety glass, or even when the best option for you is not to install Armorcoat at all.

Buildings Protected With Armorcoat Safety Film

Multiple US Government Facilities

Washington DC

Armorcoat installed on numerous buildings making the government a safer place to work.

No. 1 Poultry Building

London, UK

Risk of injuries from flying glass in the event of an explosion is mitigated due to Armorcoat..

The Royal Albert Hall

London, UK

188 windows in this iconic concert venue are now blast proof giving piece of mind to its patrons.

Frequently Asked Questions

The effects of a blast can be devastating but understanding the dangers and knowing how to mitigate them can save lives. See common questions below and download important PDF resource documents for more information.

Ever wonder what is the weakest link in a building and what poses a high percentage of injuries in case of a blast?

See how Armorcoat safety films can protect people from the dangers of broken glass as tested to industry recognised blast standards.

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