Safety film bonds tightly to glass, so if it breaks, the film holds the shattered pieces in place, reducing the risk of serious injury. It is usually employed in areas where human impact is a high risk, such as children’s bedrooms, play rooms and child care centres.
The term ‘elastomeric’ applied to safety film means it has the ability to stretch. When safety film is applied to the interior surface of glass with a pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive, the combination helps hold the glass together in the event of breakage. Safety Film is optically clear and highly transparent, allowing light to pass through, while reinforcing the glass so it’s not brittle.
Films that are 100 micron thickness or less are referred to as safety films. The application of safety film ensures float glass meets the Grade ‘A’ safety glazing requirements of AS/NZS2208, Safety Glazing – Human Impact Considerations.