Safety & Security Film.
Solutions for accidental, deliberate and spontaneous breakage.
Security & Safety Window Films.
What is glass safety film for windows?
Glass is a fragile material which if not toughened or laminated, can pose a hazard.
Looking for spontaneous breakage film? It’s a similar glass film product and this page has all the information:
Glass safety film is an adhesive polyester film that is bonded to glass and glazing in order to hold the glass together in the event of deliberate or accidental breakage. Various film thicknesses are available and they’re measured in microns or mil. Your architect may specify 100 micron safety film or 12 mil security window film.
Safety window film is subject to testing and certification to ensure it meets the required standards as set out by the British Standards Institution (BS 6206 (Class A, B & C) and the European Committee for Standardisation (En12600). The level of protection does vary for critical locations or in cases where the requirement is more robust for example, sports halls or glazing in playground areas.
Due to the security and safety benefits of the film, it is used widely all over the world and can be found in numerous locations. It is available in a wide range of thicknesses, finishes and protection levels with the most popular being completely clear because it offers the same protection without altering the appearance of glass.
Cost-effective window safety and security
Safety window film is a low-cost option compared to replacing glass, plus we have an extensive range of films offering different levels of protection, which means you can choose the right level of protection at the right cost for your business.
What thickness of window film is the best?
- 4 mil safety film (100 micron)
- 7 mil safety film (175 micron)
- 8 mil safety film (200 micron)
- 12 mil safety film (300 micron)
Which safety film thickness do I require?
The usual standard safety and security film is 4 mil thick, mil refers to one-thousandths of an inch and not millimetres. For example, 4 mil is 4/1000th” or 100 microns. The 4 mil film is a basic safety film suitable for most architectural building structural requirements.
Let’s look a little closer at the benefits of installing safety window film.
When a higher level of protection is required, we have 7 mil (7/1000th”) or 175 microns thick safety film. The film is commonly referred to as bomb blast protection film and is used on glazing that could be affected by indirect shockwaves or light debris caused by an explosion. Nearly twice as thick as a 4 mil security window film thus giving twice the protection.
For extreme cases, we can offer a 12 mil (12/1000th”) or 300-micron film which offers blast protection. This bomb blast window film is designed to take the impact of a bomb blast. The level of protection comes from a combination of glazing frame strength, glass type and the 12 mil safety film combined.
Peace of mind against legal action
In these recent times of ‘claim culture’ is it vital that you protect your business and those around you from possible injury. It is also important that you avoid the threat of legal action that could result from a glass-related accident.
The application of safety window film will quickly and easily upgrade glass to meet safety film standards.
Minimise health and safety risks
The Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulation 14 came into force in 1996 and clearly recommends that every window should be protected against breakage to avoid risk or injury to buildings or visitors. Window film is considered to be as safe as laminated glass and can be retrofitted to ensure compliance.
Frequently asked questions.
What types of windows can safety film be used on?
Our window film product range caters for structural glazing, glass partitions, interior and exterior glass and overhead glazing.
How safe are your safety window films?
All our safety films are manufactured by the world’s leading exponents of safety and blast film technology and are tested and accredited to En12600 standards.
What’s the difference between window safety film and laminated glass?
Window safety film and laminated glass work in the same way, the main difference being that safety window films are a retrofit product and can be applied to glass after manufacture and installation.
Our experts are on hand if you require any further information regarding window safety, risk codes, types of glass – we can also provide you with a free glazing safety survey as well as estimates for any remedial work.
Lustalux offer a nationwide installation service and specialise in projects that require powered access platforms.
Spontaneous Glass Breakage Due To Nickel Sulphide Inclusions.
Imagine the alarm and consternation caused when toughened or heat soaked glass breaks for no apparent reason. Believe it or not this type of occurrence is quite common and can cause major disruption, not to mention injury in some cases. This type of dramatic event is usually caused by a phenomenon known as Nickel Sulphide Inclusions. Impurities within the glass react to changing weather or temperature conditions resulting in sudden fracture and consequent granulation of the glass often falling onto unsuspecting pedestrians below.
Help is at hand however from Lustalux with our range of fully tested Safety Window Films and Edge Retention Systems. Whether it be overhead, vertical glazing or glass spandrel panels we can render your glass safe in the event of spontaneous breakage. Using the highest grade of safety films from world renowned manufacturers such as 3M, Solar Gard and Llumar we can provide total peace of mind wherever there is glass present.
Safety & Security Film Technical Information :
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Our supporting specialities.
Window film is a thin laminate film that can be installed to the interior or exterior of glass in both commercial and residential buildings. The process of window film installation involves the use of a self-adhesive polyester film which is applied to the glass acting as a sunscreen, blocking harmful IR and UVB rays and regulating the levels of heat and light passing through it.
Window film can also be a cost effective retrofit solution for windows that need to be upgraded to meet today’s building codes and energy standards.
Available in a wide range of colours from clear to dark, reflective or non-reflective the film can also feature bespoke design elements such as your logos and company information.
Window film not only looks impressive, it can also offer you improved security and privacy. And with so many benefits on offer, it’s clear to see why window film installation is gaining in popularity
If you would like information on our window film installation service, get in touch now.
With many commercial enterprises looking to reduce carbon emissions, being put under pressure to save money, and provide safe environments for workers, window film is an ideal solution.
Our range of extra strong safety films can help to mitigate some of the effects of bomb blasts or industrial explosions. Our solar control films will reduce cooling costs, enhance privacy and assist with workplace comfort.
From a security point of view, privacy window film can also help to discourage break ins.
In terms of safety and comfort, window film can reduce heat gain by as much as 80% cutting your air conditioning running time and associated costs and UV radiation is cut by 99%.
At Lustalux we have extensive experience in window film installation throughout the UK and across a number of sectors including: education, construction, care homes, sports and leisure and facilities management, so whatever your needs are, we can help.
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The application of window film in your home will offer you protection from harmful IR and UV rays helping to protect your skin and eyes from sun damage. It will also reduce the fading of your interior furnishings, carpets, artwork and other valuable belongings.
Privacy window film will provide additional privacy and security keeping your valuables out of sight and deterring burglars.
Available in a wide range of shades, window film will enhance the design of your home and help to improve your kerb appeal.
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why choose lustalux to install your window film.
Lustalux has been supplying and installing window film across the UK for over 30 years. During that time we have completed work for a large number of commercial and residential customers.
Our mission is to provide outstanding products and unsurpassed services that together deliver premium value to our customers.
Which is why we use the highest quality materials backed by strong warranties and after-sales service.
Do you have any questions on window film? We have a team of experts on hand to answer any of your questions and we also provide an online quotation service.
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