Decorative Window Films and Anti-Fragmentation Properties 2
Let us examine the properties of decorative window films and compare the characteristics of decorative window films and safety films.
Safety films are manufactured on the basis of special material and the adhesive coat has a special composition. These are the properties that provide window films with a possibility to bind all fragments of the broken glass and mirror. Due to this particular property, the safety films hold together the fragments of the broken glass or mirror. The thickness of the used film depends on the size and thickness of the particular glass or mirror. The installed safety film on the glass of room doors, wardrobe doors or indoor partition doors will prevent falling of the broken glass.
The main task of decorative window films is to decorate the glass and dissipate light. Decorative films are made of quality adhesive that allows for proper adhering to the glass. But can the adhesive hold the fragments of glass?
Let us compare the thickness of decorative window films and safety films:
- The thickness of the product line of shapes and patterned films is 25 mkm;
- The thickness of privacy window films is 50 mkm;
- The thickness of the brilliant frost PVC films is 100 mkm;
- The thickness of the 4 mil safety films is 112 microns.
Seeing that, it is possible to draw a conclusion that only the brilliant frost PVC films of the product line of decorative window films came closer to the thickness of the 4mil safety films. Other decorative window films are two to three times thinner. We can assume that the material of the brilliant frost PVC films will be able to hold the fragments of glass from falling but the manufacturers provide no guarantee. The safety films are manufactured for safety and they are put through various tests that correspond with the European standards of safety but no testing has been done with the decorative films.
Is it worth endangering human health? Let us leave the role of decorative window films to delight the eye and decorate the glass and use the safety films to protect us and our close ones.