Windows & Doors
Problems with broken glass, vandalism, break-ins? Hammerglass® is a nano technology coated poly-carbonate sheet, 300 times stronger than glass and virtually unbreakable. The surface treatment renders Hammerglass® resistant to most chemicals. Detergents can be used to clean up graffiti, marker tags or other soiling, without the Hammerglass panels being damaged. The surface treatment also provides 99.96% UV protection, which means that the material will not cloud, discolor or undergo any other change in optical quality over time. Hammerglass® does not contribute to the spreading of flames in the event of fire.
Hammerglass is the new generation of unbreakable glass in nano surface-treated poly-carbonate, and provides suitable protection in all environments where there is a risk of glass breakage, burglary or vandalism: In shops, shopping centers, public areas, local government property, schools, sports facilities, police stations, offices and industrial premises – but also in private houses and apartments. Preventing burglary is all about buying time. When a burglar finds that it is taking too long to break into a property, the attempted break-in is more often than not abandoned. The weakest point in most properties is frequently its windows and doors with glass panes. If these flat glass panes are replaced with unbreakable Hammerglass panes, the result will be a real increase in burglar protection. Nothing is more depressing than replacing a vandalized or broken glass pane, only to find two weeks later that the same pane has been broken once again. Repeated glass replacement in exposed environments is a very expensive undertaking. The cost of replacing existing glass with Hammerglass, on the other hand, is low when compared with what a burglary or an act of vandalism costs the property owner in terms of money, inconvenience, wasted time and – last but not least – the unpleasant realization that a stranger has entered his/her private home or office. In the case of new build properties or extensions to existing properties, the additional cost entailed by ordering windows with Hammerglass panes is only marginal. Hammerglass is an effective, safe and worthwhile protection against burglary and vandalism.
An 8 mm Hammerglass panel is as strong and durable as 24 mm armored glass, a bolted-on security grille or a roller shutter certified as being of Protection Class 3. It is impossible to kick in a Hammerglass pane, a baseball bat will have no effect on it, and not even a paving stone thrown with full force is capable of breaking the pane. Hammerglass thus provides excellent protection for property against burglars and vandals, and also personal protection from projectiles and explosions, for example. Hammerglass is certified as being of Security Class P8B, which corresponds to the highest protection class for security grilles and roller shutters. In order to qualify for this protection class it is required that the material withstand 70 axe strokes. It is worth noting that, when the test was terminated after 72 axe strokes, the axe had still failed to make a hole in the Hammerglass pane.