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3M Safety / Security and Energy Efficiency Window Films
HYLINE SAFETY is an authorized 3M Scotchtint Dealer
Scotchshield brand window security film, from 3M, is a clear multilayer polymer film that helps prevent against flying glass shards if glass is broken by a bomb blast, high winds or intentional damage. Instead of being propelled through the air as potentially lethal shards, the glass remains largely held in place by the film. Originally applied to plate glass in buildings within hurricane and earthquake prone regions, Scotch-shield has applications in office buildings, embassies and consulates, banking, retail facilities, and transportation systems.

3M Safety and Security Window Film helps hold your glass in place during destructive weather conditions, bomb blasts, explosions, or smash and grab burglaries. It helps maintain the integrity of a structure's outer shell to keep wind, rain and flying glass fragments from wreaking havoc inside the structure. The 3M Security films can also reject harmful UV rays, which cause fading and can significantly lower energy costs by reducing interior space solar heating by as much as 98%.
3M Window Films are an intergral part of Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Here are a few of the benefits derived:

•Reduction of harsh glare from direct sun
•Reduce heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer
•Eliminate up to 99% of damaging ultraviolet rays
•Reduce fading of your fine fabrics and furnishings
•Retain your view with excellent visibility
•Add safety and security to your home or office

Unlike blinds or curtains that require constant adjustment, 3M Scotchtint Window Films once installed always offer benefits. The 3M Scotchtint window films block dangerous UV rays while preserving a room's aesthetic appeal and protects fine fabrics and furnishings from the sun's deteriorating effects.

Every uncovered window in a building permits the sun's heat, glare & harmful ultraviolet rays to enter which accelerate the deterioration and fading of buildings interior fixtures, finishes and interior articles.

Consider your investment in furniture, carpets, draperies, wallpaper, fabrics, wood floors plus irreplaceable photos and artwork and you can see the importance of 3M Scotchtint window films.

3M Window Films = Energy Efficiency
Overworked HVAC units, hot and cold spots, glare on computer screens, closed blinds and winter heat loss add up to non-productive working conditions.

3M ScotchtintTM window films are an open view solution to reducing heat gain, glare, energy costs, HVAC use, and add a dimension of safety & security to your windows.

Office buildings are made much more energy efficient with 3M Scotchsheild window film products. Scotchtint Window Film products reduce interior solar heating by 98%.
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3M Explosion test on plate glass window without Ultra Film
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3M Explosion test on plate glass window using Ultra Film
3M Safety and Security Films are one of the most vigorously tested window films out there. Windstorms, bomb blasts, flying objects, we have tested them all to make sure our films not only meet, but exceeds industry standards for impact and tear resistance. Our most durable system in severe conditions is the 3M™ Ultraflex system. This system combines the elasticity of the 3M Ultra Safety and Security Window Film and Dow Corning™ 995 Silicone Structural Adhesive system that creates a more flexible membrane to capture and absorb the impact energy. 3M Ultraflex Window System allows the frame to bend and twist to accommodate a variety of impact stresses, increasing personal safety from flying glass. For ease of use, the Ultraflex System offers a simple, more cost effective attachment system when compared to more bulky mechanical attachment alternatives. The Ultraflex System will replace the window gasket and blend with the frame system to look as good as the gasket it replaces. Although its main job is protection, 3M Safety and Security Window Films can also alleviate sun control problems. When a tinted 3M Ultra Safety and Security Film that is selected, you receive additional benefits from the film such as reduced energy costs from reflected heat, reduced glare and improved comfort.
Ultra Film protects against broken glass entry
3M Scotchshield Ultra Safety and Security Films now provide a tough, durable protective safety shield when professionally installed to the inside of your windows, for your family and your home.

3M Scotchshield Ultra Safety and Security Films reduce injury and damage through flying glass and are penetration and tear resistant, preventing vandalism and theft.
Their ability to hold shattered glass in place provides increased protection from wind storms and flying debris and can act as a barrier to seal out wind, rain and water.
What's more, 3M Scotchshield Ultra Safety and Security Films can improve comfort by reducing solar heat gain and temperature imbalances, help cut down on air conditioning and energy costs, and filter out up to 99% of the sun's damaging ultra violet rays that age and fade your furnishings.

A tough new dimension in security window film technology

3M Scotchshield Ultra High Performance Safety and Security Films are innovated to protect you, your family and property against crime, violent weather and accidents.
They have been tested and proven over 20 years through blast tests conducted by various private and government agencies around the world. Windows treated with these films have been subjected to a variety of close range explosive charges, including TNT, pipe bombs and Molotov cocktails.
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3M Offers assorted Window Films to Meet various requirements:

RE70NEARL
Very Light Neutral Sun Control film is a neutral film providing the highest light transmission of all neutral films, and offers good performance. Its neutral /gray color is due to the metal coating and it will not fade or change color. This film offers 3M's unique abrasion resistant coating for added durability. Excellent for homes and store windows.

RE50NEARL
Light Neutral Sun Control film is a neutral film providing the highest light transmission of all neutral films, and offers good performance. Its neutral /gray color is due to the metal coating and it will not fade or change color. This film offers 3M's unique abrasion resistant coating for added durability. Excellent for homes and businesses.

RE35NEARL
Medium Performance Neutral Sun Control film is a neutral film that offers low reflectivity, higher visible light transmission, yet significant performance benefits. Its neutral/gray color is due to metal coating and will not fade or change color. This film offers 3M's unique abrasion resistant coating for added durability. Excellent for homes and businesses.

RE20NEARL
High Performance Neutral Sun Control film is a neutral film that offers low reflectivity, good visible light transmission, yet high performance benefits. Its neutral/gray color is due to metal coating and will not fade or changecolor. This film offers 3M's unique abrasion resistant coating for added durability. Excellent for commercial buildings. Our best selling film in the commercial market.

P18ARL
High Performance Reflective Sun Control film is a reflective film that offers good visible light transmission and very high performance benefits. This film offers 3M's unique abrasion resistant coating for added durability. Excellent for commercial buildings. Our best selling film in the commercial and industrial market.

SCLARL400/600
Ultra Tough Clear Security film. These films are unique and special and being used world wide to protect against glass injuries do to bombings, hurricanes, earthquakes, theft and other catastrophes.

SCLARL150
Clear Sun Control film is a clear film that offers 99% ultra violet protection and security. This film offers 3M's unique abrasion resistant coating for added durability. Excellent for homes and storefronts.
Protect against smash and grab burglaries
3M invented a new way to protect your home and your business from a dangerous world. It's called 3M Scotchshield Ultra Safety & security Window Film.

No ordinary polyester film can match 3M Scotchshield Ultra High Performance Safety & Security Window Film laminates for puncture and tear resistance. Made with a proprietary polyester technology, our unique technology combines multiple micro-thin layers of film creating a stronger more impenetrable safety and security film laminate. The film itself is tough, durable, tear and penetration resistant shield that bonds to the inside of your windows. In the event of a sudden impact, the film can actually hold the glass together, dramatically reducing the risk of serious personal injury or damage to property due to glass shards falling or flying out, even under direct forces from wind, flying objects, earthquakes, bomb blast or heavy devices used to break and enter intrusions. 3M Scotchshield comes in two thicknesses. The Ultra 400 consists of 26 layers while the Ultra 600 has 39 layers. Sun control protection is also available in security laminates.
Questions and Answers about 3 M Scotchtint products:

How Do 3M ScotchtintTM Window Films Work?

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Sun with shading 3M ScotchtintTM Sun Control Films are designed to reduce the amount of solar heat transmission through window glass by increasing the solar reflection (not necessarily visible reflection) and solar absorption of glass.

Typical colored or dyed films work primarily through increased absorption. The color absorbs the solar energy at the glass, thus reducing the direct transmission into the room. These films only offer marginal performance when compared to reflective films.

Reflective films are films that have been precision coated with metals. These metallic films are designed to increase the solar energy reflection of the glass and some of the absorption. 3M ScotchtintTM reflective films range from moderate to excellent in solar performance (heat gain reduction).

3M Scotchtint Films are protected with 3M patented Abrasion Resistant coating for long term durability and maintained appearance.


How Do 3M Scotchtint Ultra High Performance Safety and Security Window Films Work?

Ultra Safety and Security Window Films are designed to make glass shatter-resistant by holding the glass pieces together when broken.

Different from 3M ScotchtintTM, ScotchshieldTM Ultra Window Films are made with thicker polyester and a much thicker, more aggressive adhesive system. The Ultra Films are unique in the industry; they are built using a special micro-layered polyester technology which increases the films tear resistance significantly. Pound for pound, the impact and tear-resistance of ScotchshieldTM Ultra Films outperform all other films of similar thickness.

Why Do Commercial Customers Have 3M ScotchtintTM Film Applied in Their Buildings?

Improved Tenant Comfort, Security, Energy Efficiency
·Lower Heating and Cooling Operating Costs
·Lower Utility Demand Costs
·Utility Rebates
·Improved Aesthetics, Uniform Appearance
·Improved Safety and Security
·Extended A/C Equipment Life
·Valued Alternative to adding more A/C Equipment

Most often, our commercial customers will purchase 3M Scotchtint Window Films for tenant comfort and justify the purchase on Energy Cost Savings.

What is the Typical Energy Pay Back for 3M Scotchtint Window Films?

Simple pay backs will vary depending upon the amount of sunlit glass exposure, the type of film, the type of glass, cost of fuel, cost of application, and other variables. However, we have seen pay backs often range in 2-5 year period, with some reported to be even less than 6 months.

How is the 3M Scotchtint Window Film Applied?

3M Scotchtint Films are professionally applied by skilled, well-trained Authorized 3M Dealer personnel. Almost all of our films are designed to be applied to the inside of your glass.

The first step is to prepare the window area for the application; placing drop cloths on the floor, protecting and/or moving furniture where necessary.

Next, the window glass is cleaned using simple cleaning solutions (often water and ammonia) and razor blade scrapers. Then, the film is sprayed with a slip solution (detergent and water) for proper positioning, and applied to the window glass. Using a professional grade squeegee and following proper techniques, the application is completed by removing excess water, trimming the edges, and a final squeegee technique to dry the edges.

How Do I Clean My 3M Scotchtint Window Film?

After thirty days, you may clean 3M Scotchtint Films using normal household cleaning solutions, including ammonia based products, e.g. Windex, and a soft, lint-free cloth or towel. You may also use a squeegee to clean the film. Abrasive products, which could scratch or damage the film, should not be used.

How Long Does 3M ScotchtintTM Window Film Last?

3M Scotchtint Window Films are made durable to last for many years; just how long may depend upon the type of film applied, type of glass it is applied to, and the particular climate in which it is applied. Most applications last upwards of 10 years and beyond, and several applications are still performing after 15 years. All applications have a minimum warranty period of five years (except exterior applications which are 2 years), and several films carry a 10 year commercial warranty, and even a lifetime residential warranty (lifetime for as long as original purchaser owns their home).

Will 3M ScotchtintTM Window Film Stop My Furnishings From

Nothing stops fading. 3M Scotchtint Films are designed to reduce the major causes of fading (ultraviolet light, visible light, and solar heat), thus prolonging the life of your furnishings, perhaps as much as two to five times.

Keep in mind the articles to be protected; if they have a typical life of 5 years then they may last 10 years to much longer depending on the performance of the film selected. However, if the typical life is only 2-3 weeks, then the expectation should be expressed in terms of months.

As a general rule of thumb, ultraviolet (UV) is approximately 40% of the cause, visible light is about 25%, and heat about 25%. The remaining 10% can be attributed to humidity, pollutants, interior lights, dye anchorage, and more.


Scotchshield™ Ultra High Performance Safety and Security Window Film

Below are Features, Advantages and derived Benefits
•3M offers its Proprietary Tear & Protection
•Resistant Polyester Tougher safety shield on glass
•Superior strength over standard films Reduces hazards of flying glass
•Helps provide property and personal security
•3M High-Mass Clear Adhesive Helps make glass shatter resistant, Helps hold glass together upon impact
•Long lasting, durable bond Reduces hazards of flying glass
•Helps provide property and personal security
•Long lasting clarity and protections
•Tough Acryic Abrasion
•Resistant Coating Resists scratching Looks good for longer
•Unique Over-Coat Adhesive System Allows for a cleaner application
•Window clarity and view is maintained
•UV Absorbers Blocks UV light
•Film protect interior contents from UV degradation, Reduces fading of interiors
•Thin Metalized Coating (on Sun Control Film only) Reduces solar heat gain
•Reduces energy costs - saves building owners money
•Improves comfort of home or building
•3M Warranty Material and Labor - full coverage
•No discoloration
•Thermal glass breakage coverage
•Backed by 3M Comprehensive, worry-free coverage

Does the Ultraviolet Protection Lose Its Effectiveness Over Time?

No, the ultraviolet (UV) protection that 3m uses in their proprietary adhesive system is indefinite. It does not lose its effectiveness over time. In fact, an actual glass sample from The Dumbarton House in Washington, DC was tested. This was a ten-year old application and the ultraviolet transmission still measured <1%!