Glass-Gard® Films Receive GSA and ISO Bomb Blast Certification

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Solamatrix, Inc. is proud to announce that its Glass-Gard® 8 mil and 12 mil films have passed internationally recognized bomb blast testing standards for both GSA and ISO protocols.

Solamatrix, Inc. is proud to announce that its Glass-Gard® 8 mil and 12 mil films have passed internationally recognized bomb blast testing standards for both GSA and ISO protocols. Already known as some of the clearest safety/security films on the market, and with many successful tests previously conducted, Glass-Gard products have now been further proven to provide a high level of protection against damage due to storms, natural disasters, criminal activity and acts of terrorism.

Both the Glass-Gard 8 mil and 12 mil films passed the US General Services Administration (GSA) Explosion Resistant Standard with a 3B rating. The tests were conducted by an independent laboratory using multi-ply film with a wet-glaze anchoring system on ¼", single-pane, annealed glass. In addition, Glass-Gard 8 mil passed the ISO 16933 test for arena air blast loading, receiving an EXV33 classification. The film was tested on ¼" annealed glass in conjunction with two different anchoring systems (gullwing and wet-glaze), receiving the same classification for both.

"In our current world climate it is unfortunate that we must be aware of and prepared for possible acts of violence including terrorist bomb attacks. While no product can fully protect us from all possible scenarios, these tests further prove that Glass-Gard films can significantly help mitigate damage and reduce injuries in such an event. We are pleased with the results of these independent tests as they provide further proof of how impressively these films can perform," says Jeffrey Plummer, Senior Vice President of sales and marketing for Solamatrix.

Glass-Gard safety/security films are available in a full range of thicknesses and shades, ranging from optically clear to reflective silver, offering many additional benefits including:

  • Protection from harmful UV rays - Glass-Gard films can block up to 99% of the sun's damaging rays.
  • Privacy - Glass-Gard silver films offer privacy with a reflective look to the exterior appearance of windows.
  • 24-hour protection - Day and night, Glass-Gard safety/security films act as a layer of protection in the event of glass breakage.
  • Solar heat reduction - Many Glass-Gard films reduce the amount of unwanted solar heat from entering a building thus providing added energy saving benefits.

Glass-Gard window films are manufactured by Solamatrix, Inc, a producer and global marketer of a comprehensive family of solar control, safety and security window films for motor vehicles, homes and commercial property. Distributed through a network of independent distributors and dealers in more than 50 countries, Solamatrix products are sold under brand names that include Sun-Gard® and Glass-Gard®. Solamatrix is a subsidiary of Novomatrix Pte Ltd, and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida USA.

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