Bomb Blast Protection
Flying or falling glass causes 95% of all injuries from a bomb blast. To reduce the risk of injury or death in the event of a bomb blast existing glazing systems can be upgraded with the use of Anti-Shatter security film. This can be applied as a backing to all glass panes to provide added protection.
In bomb blast mitigation tests the Extendor Elite grille was successfully tested with glass backed with anti-shatter security film using a 100Kg charge at 23 metres. Evaluation of the test results showed that the added protection reduced the risk to people inside the building to a "very low hazard rating" - equivalent to EXV23(D)
In similar bomb blast mitigation tests the Extendor Vulcan and Eclipse grilles were successfully tested with glass backed with anti-shatter security film using a 100Kg charge at 20 metres. The results of these tests showed that the added protection reduced the risk to "a low hazard rating" - equivalent to EXV20(E)
Anti-shatter film (ASF) is a quick and low cost method of providing added protection against the risk of injuries as a result of a bomb blast.
Blast showing toughened glass with no ASF
Blast showing standard glass protected with ASF and anchored