Safety window film to strengthen glass and remove fragility
Safety window film - thickness 4.7 or 8 Mil? Large selection of window safety film and complete information. Why are they used and what effect to expect from films of this category.
How do these films work? The glass with the film becomes more rigid. They stop bending and vibrating. This allows you to significantly reduce the risk of breaking the glass due to a sharp, careless movement, draft or children playing with a ball. Safety window film enhances the surfaces of glass structures.
The film makes the glass stronger but does not guarantee it will not break. Glass with a film is more difficult to break, the film protects from fragments.
If the glass is broken
If the glass is broken, safety film for windows will hold small and large pieces of glass together. The glass surface becomes like a spider web, and the fragments do not fly on the head or face. Safety glass window film is a means of protection against glass collapse and debris on people's heads. The film holds the pieces of glass together. Prevents dangerous debris from flying around the room and onto furniture.
Protection for children and not only for children, standard EN12600
Window safety film is mandatory for use in fitness and gyms, kindergartens, schools, and other public institutions where there are large glasses and mirrors, and there is a risk of breaking them. An international standard EN12600 has been developed that regulates the properties of films and the mandatory use of protective films on all glass surfaces and mirrors.
In private houses and apartments, the use of safety glass film for windows is voluntary, but in the last 3-5 years this has been happening more and more often. Glass is a very fragile material, but it is used more and more often and in large quantities in the interiors of private houses. Owners want to reduce the risk of breakage and protect their children and themselves from the consequences of breaking glass and mirrors.
Window security film thickness - an important parameter
Films of this type, like all protective films for windows, are divided in types according to their thickness. Thickness window security film is measured in Mil. Films with a thickness of -2 Mil, 4 Mil are commonly used. 7 Mil window safety film is very rarely used.
These films are 99% transparent. They are invisible on the windows and do not interfere with the view. Films do not distort the picture and do not interfere with flowers and plants.
How to choose safety glass film for windows
Films of this type are installed without dismantling the glass or mirror from the structure. Safety window film is selected considering the size of the glass. The larger the glass or mirror, the greater the mass that will need to be held, and therefore a thicker film is required.
- If the glass is not very large, for example 30 by 30 centimeters, a thinner 2 mil (55 micron) safety glass window film can be used.
- For glass larger than 30 x 30 centimeters, choose 4 mil window security film
All films are self-adhesive and have an adhesive layer. Before installation, it is necessary to remove the transparent protective liner. When installing, it is ALWAYS necessary to use an assembly solution.
On which side to install the film, from one or both??
Films are installed on the surface from the side where people are. If there is access to the glass from both sides, for example, an interior door, it is necessary to install a window safety film on both sides. This will protect against splinters on both sides and significantly strengthen the glass.
Important to know
- Not every transparent glass film is safety glass film. Safety films are made from a thicker, heavier material and have a very strong adhesive.
- After installing the window film safety glass, it takes some time for the glue to dry and gain strength. The film will begin to work only after 15-20 days, when the glue is completely dry.
- Thick window security films for burglary protection are very similar to anti-shatter films.
Safety window film UK
We offer our customers the most complete line of safety window films with delivery anywhere in the UK and far beyond. It is possible to get cut to customized size films.
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