Added protection with LLumar safety and security window film.
When a glass panel on the mezzanine floor of the London Transport Museum in the heart of London’s Covent Garden shattered last year in a suspected case of spontaneous glass fracture, Alan Brooker, head of security and operations, took immediate steps to safeguard staff and visitors at the popular tourist attraction by calling an accredited LLumar dealer to recommend a high performance safety film.
LLumar safety window film SCL SR PS7 was recommended for the job. The mezzanine panels in the museum are vertical and required an edge retention system in addition to film. The LLumar dealer installed a proprietary silicone glazing bead to hold the film to the frame, allowing the LLumar protective window film to hold in place any shattered pieces of glass in the event of failure. The 175-micron-thick clear window film helps to protect visitors without altering the appearance of the building.
Some time after the installation, the museum contacted the LLumar dealer to report the failure of another panel on the mezzanine. This time, however, LLumar protective window film was in place and the panel was safely and securely removed without damage or injury. “Very impressive,” said Rob Lansdown, head of systems and infrastructure at the museum. “It did exactly what it said in the brochure!”