Superior Glass Canada recently conducted a live test for a current customer to prove out the viability of using Dupont’s SentryGlas® product.
The Customer’s Needs:
With repeated break-ins and thefts at some of their stores, a Superior Glass Canada customer asked us to find a solution that would secure their store locations without lessening the aesthetic or environmental efficiency of the store.
Working with the customer’s exact needs and with our range of suppliers Superior identified and sourced options to secure the building while continuing the aesthetic of the retail space. The chosen solution included using Dupont’s SentryGlas® product.
Dupont’s own product information claims:
“Benefits at a Glance
Safety: In the event of breakage, glass fragments remain firmly bonded to the interlayer, reducing the chance for injury.
Security: SentryGlas® can be used in glazing that withstands bullets, hurricane-force winds and even bomb blasts.
Solar energy control: SentryGlas® can be used with coated low-E glass for improved energy efficiency. It can also help engineer more effective thermally insulated glass, and glass with better controlled (or allowed) transmittance of V radiation.
Durability: SentryGlas® is extremely durable and resistant to clouding, even after years of exposure.
Design Versatility: SentryGlas® can be used in glass manufactured flat or curved, including annealed, toughened, heat-strengthened, spandrel, wired, patterned and color tinted glass.”
In order to prove to the customer that the product would live up to the claims, Superior installed and tested the product. The results were impressive. As shown in the attached video, the safety and security aspects were confirmed.
Superior Glass Canada specializes in the complex and unusual. This test is an example of how Superior partners with suppliers and customers to produce clearly extraordinary results.