Bomb Blast


At a Glance

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Bomb blast mitigation
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Optically clear

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Tested to GSA standards
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Glazed Surfaces: Your Property’s Weakest Link


Fragment retention window film was credited for saving many lives during the September 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. In the event of a nearby explosion, a building's Achilles heel is typically its glazed surfaces. Shattered into razor-sharp fragments and propelled at high speeds, window and door glass can cause severe injury to a building's occupants. In addition, shattered glazing allows blast over-pressure to enter the building. This, too, poses a serious threat to the safety of those inside and outside.
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Mitigate Harm From Bomb Blasts with 3M Window Film


Extensive testing has proven that the threat of injury from flying glass shards can be greatly reduced using 3M Safety & Security Window Film with an attachment system. These tough, transparent, blast-resistant films consist of multiple micro composite polyester layers that work to hold shattered glazing together to increase glass protection. Consequently, there should be fewer fragments and debris capable of inflicting harm.

3M Safety & Security Films greatly enhance the protective capability of glass in a very unobtrusive manner. These thin, pliable films can be applied quickly and easily over existing windows for bomb blast mitigation. Over the course of many years, they maintain a high level of optical clarity, even during extreme conditions.

3M Impact Protection Adhesive (IPA) Attachment System


Additional blast protection is offered by an attachment system. An attachment system helps prevent the entire glass pane from being blown out of the window frame. 3M's Impact Protection Adhesive (IPA) attachment system is a structural silicone that bonds the film to the glass and the glass to the frame.


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Independent GSA Testing


3M Safety & Security Window Films have been tested by an independent agency to the security criteria established by the GSA. (Testing is available upon request.)
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3M’s fragment retention films are maintenance-free, vary in thickness (from 4 mils to 14 mils*), and provide some of the energy benefits associated with 3M sun control films.

*1 mil = .001 inches