Volume 7, Issue 5, September-October 2003
New Products and Services
Keeping It Together
Filmtek Ltd. of the United Kingdom offers a number of films and attachment systems designed to provide protection from spontaneous glass failure due to nickel-sulphide inclusions (NSI) in the case of an explosion or forced-entry attack.
The company now offers a range of anchoring systems for varying types of glazing systems including overhead/horizontal or vertical/upright glazing within bolted or framed systems. According to the company, the anchoring system solves the problem of toughened glass and NSI without the expense of re-glazing.
Filmtek also offers its Crime Shield Security System, which consists of a 2-millimeter thick galvanized steel sheet with a matrix of perforations within its own frame. The company says that at a distance the system gives the impression of a tint, but is a visible deterrent when viewed within close range.
Global Window Films of Miami, Fla., now offers the latest addition to its current line, G-Lux automotive film. This highly-stable, neutral metalized automotive film combines many of the company’s process improvements including the anti-static liner, super-shrink sub-straight and color stability to form a product that the company says remains affordable while matching the demands of today’s auto tinters.
Filmhandler Tools Debuts New Website
Visitors to the newly renovated Filmhandler® Tools website, www.Filmhandler.com, will now have 24-hour-a-day access to detailed product descriptions, item photography and tips for item usage on the company’s updated site.
Information from the company says that because many dealers are busy installing film on cars, visiting application sites and educating customers during regular business hours, it’s only after-hours that many people have the time to order supplies and tools. The ability to shop for tools at any time, day or night, provides dealers and applicators with the convenience of ordering tools according to their schedules.
Hard copies of the Filmhandler Tools catalog can also be requested by mail or downloaded via the new website.
Imaging Sciences, based in Willoughby, Ohio, has opened a new facility in which it will use its Imagine Glass™ technology to target the decorative glass market for interior and exterior architectural and original-equipment-manufactured applications such as sunrooms, windows, vehicles and conference rooms.
The Imagine Glass system utilizes a decorative interlayer laminated between two or more pieces of glass, creating decorative safety glass, according to the company. The company can recreate a number of images, patterns or designs in sizes as large as 146 inches by 60 inches.
Typical designs can imitate a sandblasted effect, a number of grids and patterns as well as individual brands and logos. Information from the company says that “in addition to its unlimited design
characteristics, the glass has all of the attributes of certified safety glass and will meet
the specifications associated with architectural glass windows and panels.”
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