There are a lot of things you can’t control — the weather, accidents and earthquakes to name a few. But you can be prepared for the unexpected with 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films and 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Systems. Reduce the risk of flying glass. Help guard against property or data losses. Ensure less business disruption. Help protect your employees, your business and your bottom line by fortifying your glass against natural disasters.
Your building, and especially your windows, are vulnerable to the elements every day of the year. When windows break due to high winds, severe storms or accidental impacts, the cost to replace them could pale in comparison to the costs of lost business, physical harm and damaged property. Protect yourself and your business from the risk of flying glass that could cause injuries and damage with 3M™ Safety & Security Films and 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Systems.
During an earthquake, windows can be subjected to tremendous stress. They may shatter and fall out of window frames, causing dangerous openings in the building. Falling shards of glass can also present serious risks to occupants, pedestrians and property.
Tempered glass is stronger than standard annealed glass, but factors such as impurities can cause it to spontaneously explode. When that happens, it can create dangerous openings and even rain glass down on pedestrians.
3M™ Safety Window Film lets you upgrade your glass to code for a fraction of the cost of replacing the glass. Building codes may specify that glass near certain hazardous locations, such as wet surfaces, doors, floors, ramps and stairs, meet certain safety glazing requirements.
3M™ Safety Window Films can help you quickly and easily meet safety glazing impact requirements at a fraction of the cost of replacement windows.*
*According to 16 CFR 1201 Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials. Local building codes vary. Consult a local code official for requirement and approval criteria.
Help protect your building’s occupants and equipment from the hazards of flying debris, wind and rain in the event of a natural disaster.
Safety films should always be specified by performance and third-party testing, not thickness. 3M invests heavily in performance-based third-party testing to validate that the films will not only perform in an actual disaster, but will do so for years to come.
If your customer is a school, university, government facility or healthcare facility, in addition to conserving energy, they are also concerned about safety. 3M™ Window Films can combine the energy-saving benefits of our sun control film with the benefits of our safety films in one product, allowing you to provide additional value to your end customer.
Glass is one of the weakest points on the building envelope, and glass shards are one of the most common causes of injury during disasters. Do you have a comprehensive strategy to address the safety concerns where glass is involved? Safety films should always be specified by performance and 3rd party testing, not film thickness. 3M invests heavily in performance-based third-party testing to validate that the films will not only perform in an actual disaster, but will do so for years to come.
3M films are a lightweight, time-efficient and cost-effective alternative to other advanced glass solutions, and they offer increased protection from the unexpected.
And that’s the point. 3M™ Window Film provides nearly invisible protection from the harsh effects of the sun. Like rejecting up to 97% of heat-producing IR rays and up to 99% of damaging UV rays. You eliminate hot spots, save on energy and protect the people and things you love.
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*Based on design pressures from wind load testing. Wind velocity approximated using the Ensewiler formula. Required wind design loads are building specific and depend on numerous factors.
Tested in accordance with industry standards for Hurricane Protection: ASTM E1886/1996 and ASTM E330. 3M products are tested to multiple industry standards. Results are available upon request in order to assist you in both product selection and to help you meet local building requirements and/or standards.