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.