BLASTSHIELD units are blast-resistant glasses specially conﬁgured to withstand grenade and bomb attacks. The glass is designed to hold ﬁrm in place in the event of a blast. All BLASTSHIELD units can be manufactured using tinted or coated glasses to match the facade or window aesthetic. It is important to note that a blast-resistant window operates as a system. It involves not only the glass but also the framing system, the anchoring system and even the structure of the building. A frame that is not designed to withstand a blast or that is not anchored properly may not hold the glazing during a blast situation causing unnecessary failure and possible injury. A qualiﬁed blast engineer should be consulted for the design of each project.
|Performance Condition||Protection Level||Hazard Level||Description of Window Glazing Response|
|1||Safe||None||Glazing does Glazing does not break. No visible damage to glazing or frame.|
|2||Very High||None||Glazing cracks but it retained by the frame. Dusting or very small fragments near sill or on ﬂoor acceptable.|
|3A||High||Very Low||Glazing cracks and fragments enter space and land on ﬂoor no further than 3.3 ft from the window.|
|3B||High||Low||Glazing cracks and fragments enter space and land on ﬂoor no further than 10 ft from the window.|
|4||Medium||Medium||Glazing cracks and fragments enter space and land on ﬂoor and impact a vertical witness panel at a distance of no more than 10 ft from the window at a height no greater than 2 ft above the ﬂoor|
|4||Low||High||Glazing cracks and window system fails catastrophically. Fragments enter space, impacting a vertical witness panel at a distance of no more than 10 ft from the window at a height no greater than 2 ft above the ﬂoor|
Since BLASTSHIELD solutions are extremely bespoke and application-specific, we advise you to kindly consult with our design team for understanding the exact size and combination possibilities for your requirements.
|POSSIBLE IN ULTRA-CLEAR CONSTRUCTIONS
Our entire blast-resistant glass range comes in a new, attractive form – BLASTSHIELD ULTRA, which gives your super-clear and sparkling aesthetics even in extremely thick constructions. Simply unbeatable!
CAN BE COMBINED WITH COATED GLASSES
All curtain wall and facade applications can be supplemented with an outer coated glass to match the overall facade appearance and performance requirements. Sophisticated insulated glass combinations are also possible without compromising on the blast-resistant performance.
RELATIVELY LOWER THICKNESS AND LIGHTER
Compared to the industry norm, the use of highly innovative glass and interlayer technology allows us to produce relatively thinner and lighter glass systems for the same blast-resistance protection level. This allows for easier installation and reduces the overall weight of construction on your home or building.
SYSTEM SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
We understand that such high-security and protection applications make sense only when installed in the right system. You can take advantage of our integrated system solutions where our expert team of designers will assist you in the selection and installation of the right system based on your desired protection level.