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Armorcoat Anti Shetter Film

 

The Benefits of

Armorcoat

ARMORCOAT SAFETY & SECURITY FILMS

Tough, resilient Armorcoat safety and security window films are composed of incredibly strong, optical-quality polyester, high-grade ultraviolet inhibitors and special laminating and mounting adhesives, with a protective, scratch-resistant coating.

Pressure-sensitive mounting adhesive helps hold glass in place when natural disasters, vandalism, explosions, bomb blasts and other incidents result in glass breakage.

Solar versions of Armorcoat safety films reject up to 80% of the sun’s total solar energy to improve occupant comfort, reduce energy consumption, and improve exterior aesthetics, while still affording increased protection.

Both clear safety and solar safety versions block nearly 100% of the sun’s destructive ultraviolet light from entering through windows to provide protection from premature fading and deterioration of furnishings.

Armorcoat safety window films are manufactured in thickness between 2 Mil (50 micron) and 14 Mil (350 micron).

All Armorcoat safety window films are backed by a strong manufacturer’s warranty and are easy to clean and maintain.

Armorcoat has been installed on some of the most safety-intensive buildings around the world, such as the U.S. Capitol, Pentagon, FBI Headquarters and U.S. Department of Energy.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C. had over 80,000 square feet (7,428 square meters) of Armorcoat 8 Mil Silver 35 solar safety film installed to its windows. The film reduces energy loss, heat and glare, while also increasing protection from flying glass shards in the event of an explosion, extreme weather or other glass breakage incident.

Approximately 120,000 square feet (11,142 square meters) of Armorcoat 4 Mil Stainless Steel 30 was retrofitted to the windows of the 34-story Millbank Tower, a prominent feature of the London skyline. Armorcoat dramatically improved the aesthetics of the building by giving the glass a beautiful, uniform appearance, while also filtering almost 100% of damaging ultraviolet light and rejecting 54% of total solar energy.


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Physical & Thermal Test Results

Armorcoat 10 Mil Silver 80

Inside Surface Of Glass

UV Absorbing Mounting Adhesive

7 Mil Clear Polyester Film

Special Laminating Adhesive

2 Mil Clear Polyester Film

Special Laminating Adhesive

1 Mil Clear Polyester Film

Protective Scratch Resistant Surface

Test Name

Armorcoat works around the clock to protect occupants and property. To increase shatter-resistance, thicker optical grade polyester is used with special laminating adhesives, giving Armorcoat its exceptional strength.

Film Thickness

4 Mil 7 Mil 8 Mil 10 Mil 14 Mil
(100 micron) (175 micron) (200 micron) (250 micron) (350 micron)
Tensile Strength 29,000 29,000 29,000 29,000 29,000
ASTM D 882 (lbs/in2)
Elongation (%) >100 >100 >100 >100 >100
ASTM D 882
Yield Stress (5%) 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
ASTM D 882 (lbs/in2)
Break Strength 116 203 232 290 406
(lbs/inch)
Yield Strength (5%) 60 105 120 150 210
(lbs/inch)
Tear Strength 6.5 18.9 21.6 27.0 37.8
Graves Tear Test, ASTM D 1004 (lbs force)
Tensile Modulus 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000
ASTM D 882 (lbs/in2)
Puncture Strength 66 115 140 175 230
ASTM D 4830 (lbs)
Peel Strength >2,500 >2,500 >2,500 >2,500 >2,500
(g/inch of width)
Poisson’s Ratio .38 .38 .38 .38 .38
ASTM D 882
Abrasion Resistance (%) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
ASTM D 1003-92, ASTM D 1044 8 100 Cycles
ANSI Z 97.1 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
CPSC CFR 1201, Category II No Pass Pass Pass Pass
GSA Security Criteria
Performance Condition, Daylight Application1 3b 3b 3b 3b 3b
Performance Condition, Wet Glaze1 NA NA 3a NA NA
Performance Condition, Mechanical 2 NA NA 3a NA 3a
1=4PSI/28PSI/ms, 2=10PSI/69PSI/ms 3b
Smoke Development Index 28 28 28 28 142
ASTM E 84
Flash Temperature (ºF) 730 730 730 730 730
ASTM D 1929
Self Ignition (ºF) 750 750 750 750 750
ASTM D 1929
Flame Spread Index 2 2 2 2 5
ASTME 84

 

Notes: This test data contains results arrived at only after employing specific test procedures and standards. The included data does not constitute a recommendation for, endorsement of, or certification of the product or material tested. This data is provided for informational purposes only and are not to be considered part of the basis of any bargain or transaction involving Bekaert Specialty Films, LLC (BSF) products. BSF makes no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, that its products will conform to these test data. Extrapolation of data from the sample or samples relating to the batch or lot from which data were obtained may not correlate and should be interpreted accordingly with caution. BSF shall not be responsible for variations in quality, composition, appearance, performance, or other feature of similar subject matter produced by persons or under conditions over which BSF has no control.

Catalog# 0162 AC Revised 7/04 • ©Copyright 2004 Bekaert Specialty Films, LLC • All Rights Reserved • www.armorcoatfilms.com