New Technologies - Window Films
Anti Shatter Film - Bomb Blast Protection
Anti-Shatter Film can be fitted to all glazed areas of a
building, providing protection against injury from flying glass in
the event of a natural disaster, civil disruption or bomb
blast. We also offer a range of Anchoring systems that
enhance the films protection levels. These anchoring systems
have become more popular over the last few years as a result of
increased terror threats. This clear glass containment film
with or without anchoring and edge-retention provides an immediate
and cost effective retrofit solution to provide enhanced protection
- When professionally installed, safety film forms an almost
invisable protective coating on the glass surface
- Improves safety by binding dangerous glass shards together
should a window shatter.
- It is bonded with an aggressive pressure sensitive adhesive
system resulting in any broken glass remaining adhered to the
All films are tested and approved to GSA, ISO and BSEN
Glass Shield / Security Film
Super strong, invisible multi-laminate polyester membrane
professionally boned to the inside of existing side windows
resulting in increased resistance of glass to breakage and
helps keep thieves out. Optically, scratch resistant, easy to
keep clean and available in clear and lightly tinted versions.
Security films start at 50 microns and go up to 450 microns.
Every year thousands of injuries are caused to the face and eyes
during serious motoring accidents, as a result of flying glass
particles or from bodily contact with the glass, with Glass shield
occupants are better protected from injury when glass shatters.
Solar shading film
The problem: a modern office building can easily experience heat
gain of 50 KW on a single facade. Installing shading film could cut
this by 40 KW - which is the equivalent of turning off 40
single-bar electric heaters!
Solar heat gain is a real problem in the workplace and can make
us all uncomfortable. Trying to achieve an ambient temperature of
21.5° C, to meet the current EU Health & Safety directives, can
be difficult when so many office buildings favour large expanses of
glass. We need to control the solar heat and light entering our
buildings to reduce heat gain and the glare on our computer
Cooling systems are expensive to install, maintain and run, and
their emissions are not environmentally friendly. It's far better
to prevent excessive heat gain in the first place - and you can do
this with a flexible shading system that uses virtually no energy.
Depending on the material you choose, more than 80% of the solar
heat energy projected at a window can be prevented from entering a
Glare Control: 30,000 movements of the eye (contractions and
dilations of the pupil) per day can rapidly lead to fatigue and eye
strain for your employees…. As well as bad posture and the
resulting strains on the body as people their seating position to
try and avoid the glare!
But you don't want to restrict natural light altogether…. People
work more effectively with natural light and keeping that contact
with the outside world! And of course increasing artificial light
will only inflate your electricity bills.
Research has shown that the ideal working conditions are between
500 and 600 Lux levels (ambient lighting levels). A shading system
delivering a light transmission (T65) of 3% or less can achieve
these levels with natural light.
A common misconception is that solar shading is only for the
summer months. Whilst true in respect of heat gain, glare is
noticeably worse in winter months, since the sun is much lower in
the sky, and will penetrate far deeper into a room.
Talk to Amthal today about the optimum lighting and shade
requirements for your offices. Call us on free on 0800 093 781 or click here to email