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Solar Gard * Armorcoat * Safety Films


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Solar Gard- Armorcoat- safety window films pass some of the most stringent testing in the industry

Solar Gard Armorcoat safety window films have passed some of the toughest government and consumer testing to provide effective hurricane window protection, blast mitigation and overall window safety, making it one of the best investments for homeowners in high risk areas, commercial buildings, and government facilities. The resilient layers of high-tensile polyester, aggressive adhesives, ultraviolet inhibitors and scratch-resistant coatings provide exceptional blast mitigation and impact resistant capabilities - with thicker films offering greater protection.

Hurricane resistance

                          The destruction Hurricane Andrew caused Florida in 1992 is largely responsible for the new construction code changes at county and state levels for most coastal states. These new construction codes require that glazing and glazed structures pass small and large missile impact, and cyclic pressure testing. We put Armorcoat safety film 8 Mil, with a 1/2" wide wet glaze attachment system (Dow Corning - 995 Structural Silicone Sealant) to the test and it passed with flying colors.

                          Miami-Dade County Protocol PA 201 & PA 203 represents the Miami-Dade County Florida area and is the most recognized and stringent of all storm simulation tests - its missile speed is the fastest and cyclic pressure is the toughest. Armorcoat 8 Mil (anchored) passed the small impact and cyclic pressure tests (no retrofit film currently on the market is able to pass the large missile impact test).

                          Southern Building Code Congress, International (SBCCI) SSTD 12-99, 90-100 MPH Wind Zone represents various inland hurricane prone areas with some test criteria meeting the same standards as the Miami-Dade County Protocol. Armorcoat 8 Mil (anchored) passed all three tests!

Solar Gard - 8Mil Safety and Security Window Film Passes Large Missile Requirement of ASTM E-1886 and ASTM E- 1996

                          Solar Gard ~ is pleased to announce its Armorcoat - 8Mil safety and security film has met one of the most stringent hurricane mitigation tests. These test standards, ASTM 1886/1996 Large Missile Impact Level "C" or 4.5 lb missile, ensure that Solar Gard Armorcoat 8Mil safety and security films offer the best protection money can buy. These films also met the requirements of ASTM E-283 (Air Infiltration), ASTM E-330 (Structural Load) and ASTM E-331 (Water Infiltration)


Human impact standards

To increase public safety, lawmakers developed human impact standards mandating specific strength levels for glass. To reach the required levels, glass had to be tempered or heat strengthened, however annealed glass needs window film or other enhancements to achieve compliance when necessary. The two most commonly accepted human impact standards are:

                          American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z 97.1 - testing involves glass impact of 100 and 150 foot pounds, the standard most commonly used for residential applications. Armorcoat films 4 Mil or thicker passed!

                          Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) Code Federal Regulations (CFR) 1201, category II - testing involves glass impact of 400 foot pounds, the standard more commonly used for commercial applications. Armorcoat films 7 Mil or thicker passed!


Armorcoat safety films clearly protect from glass related injuries


With thousands of square feet of glass encompassing U.S. Department of Labor building in Washington, DC, Armorcoat safety film was selected to mitigate potential broken glass hazards. Building visitors and employees, including U.S. Senate members, are much safer with Armorcoat on guard

Optically clear Armorcoat safety films are colorless and undetectable on glass, which makes them the perfect protection retrofit. Unlike many other films, Armorcoat clear safety films films are non-reflective so it is virtually invisible on your windows. You maintain the natural appearance of your windows day or night. There is no mirror effect or detectable change to the glass surface so your windows look clear, bright and beautiful.


The resilient layers of high-tensile polyester, aggressive adhesives, ultraviolet inhibitors and scratch-resistant coatings provide exceptional blast mitigation and impact resistant capabilities - with thicker films offering greater protection. Not only do these clear films help hold broken shards in place, the ultraviolet inhibitors help protect your merchandise and valuables against fade damage.


From 2 mil thick to 14 mil thick, this film works hard to protect your property and your assets.


Solar Gard - Armorcoat - Solar safety films save energy while protecting your windows.

In addition to clear, our saftety films are available in solar protecting tints.
Solar Gard Armorcoat's solar control safety films  are tinted to provide additional sun related benefits, beyond ultraviolet protection. These films include a metallized layer of polyester, sputter-coated with durable, exotic metals for exceptional, solar control performance capabilities and color. In addition to glass retention, they're selected for their ability to offer privacy, balance temperatures, minimize eye-straining glare, and help preserve furnishings and merchandise. Protect your occupants and property while keeping them cool and comfortable, plus yield significant energy consumption reduction with solar safety Armorcoat.

Solar heat and ultraviolet light can cause fading of furniture, carpeting, draperies and merchandise. Solar Gard films reject up to 99 percent of destructive ultraviolet light and varying amounts of solar heat, helping to preserve the value of your property and provide critical health benefits.

Choose from grey-toned Stainless Steel or and the more private and reflective Silver series.


Solar Gard - Armorcoat safety window film protects your business from information theft

Information theft is a modern-day threat to government security and high profile businesses. Everyday electronic equipment, such as wireless networks, PDAs, laptops, cellular phones and computer monitors, release electromagnetic fields that are intercepted and decoded by hi-tech criminals. Certain Armorcoat window films act as a barrier, with their flexible, transparent metal layer blocking the transmission of classified information through electromagnetic interference (EMI).

Protect your business privacy and block advanced eavesdroppers with Armorcoat window film, the preferred protection product against electronic intrusion.

Security Window Films: Success Stories 

-After the 8 Mil film was installed, attempted thieves were unable to enter the building and moved on to an easier target - the unprotected commercial property next door.-

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