Glossary of Terms

ATTACHMENT SYSTEMS

Attachment systems are used with safety film installations for added fragment retention, anchoring the glazing system to the window frame. Safety film is installed on the interior room surface of glass and then secured to the window frame by either the mechanical or “wet glazed” method. The level of protection desired dictates whether or not an attachment system is required, as well as the type of method used.

BLAST MITIGATION FILM

A common name for Armorcoat® safety & security window film referring to the product’s ability to help hold glass intact during an explosion, minimizing deadly airborne shards.

CLEAR DRY ADHESIVE (CDA)

A mounting adhesive that uses water to activate and form a chemical bond between the glass and film, adhering the film to the glass during installation. This adhesive offers a strong bond, film clarity and longevity.

CURING (DRYING) TIME

The time it takes for all application solutions used during installation to evaporate from beneath the film and for the film’s adhesive to reach maximum bond strength.

DAYLIGHT INSTALLATION

A common method for installing solar and safety window film. Window film is precut slightly larger than the framed glass pane, then trimmed up to 1/8 inch of the glass edge.