Filmshield working in association with Anglian Films Technical Division.
Anglian Films Technical Division have recently become one of the first companies to undertake bomb blast protection testing to a new draft international safety glazing standard - ISO draft 16933 Glass in Building Explosion Resistant Security Glazing.
The standard is shortly to become the internationally recognised specification for those who have a requirement to provide the highest level of security and protection to glazing in particularly high risk areas.
The exercise, carried out by explosive testing specialists Advantica at their facility at RAF Spadeadam in Cumbria involved subjecting a fully glazed window to an explosive blast equivalent to 100kg of TNT at a distance of 31 metres.
The window provided by Anglian featured 6mm float glass protected with Anglian 175 micron multilaminate security film secured into the frame with a specialist edge retention system.
Following conclusion of the testing the Anglian film and combined edge retention system achieved a classification in accordance with ISO and UK Home Office Scientific Development Branch standards and an equivalent Level 3A GSA standard of Low Hazard and High Protection.
Steve Rice, Glazing Director of the UK Glass and Glazing Federation commended the Anglian Film and edge retention combination as "a significant achievement in the development of glazing safety and security products".