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How ACE security laminates are different from window tints and films

From its founding in 1991, ACE has always considered itself a security company, not a window film company. Our products are architected from the ground up driven by this underlying philosophy.

When ACE developed the first bullet-resistant window laminate in the world in 1994, the window film and window tint industry responded, saying, “it wasn’t possible”. The need for architectural security products was realized following the World Trade Centre attack in 2001. The window film industry responded to this newfound demand in a predictable way; they simply made their window films – originally designed to keep the sun out of your house – thicker.

At ACE, we know thicker is not necessarily better.

ACE security laminates are constructed with multiple plies of premium grade Biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BoPET). ACE assembles the plies of BoPET, aligning them so that the directional orientation of the polyester fibres is optimized for energy disbursement. Unlike less expensive window films, the material used in ACE laminates have multiple “closing angles”.

This effectively results in ACE’s three ply laminate being comprised of a six directional weave. Shear forces cannot simply “crack” the laminate thereby letting a projectile through. If ACE were to use a less expensive production methodology as do other manufacturers, the result would be a uniform alignment of the plies and dramatically reduced performance.

Holding the assembly together are high quality adhesives, with each physical layer of adhesive designed to deliver a specific performance factor. Less expensive and generic adhesives used by other manufacturers reduce costs but also dramatically reduce performance.

ACE security laminates: designed for security to be the best in the world.

Imagine the peace of mind you would gain knowing your family, home, office, business and valuables were protected.

Contact us today to locate an ACE Dealer in your area or call 1-888-607-0000 in North America.

Our 100 Series Safety Film forms an invisible barrier that reinforces your windows and resists penetration against common accidental breakage. Our safety film is recommended for residential, vacation and commercial properties and automotive applications. For increased solar protection, our 100 Series is also offered in shades of grey and reflective silver.
Applications / Advantages:
  • Properties near golf courses, baseball diamonds
  • Lower energy bills (grey and silver safety film)
  • Fragmentation retention
Our 200 Series Safety and Security Laminate serves as part of an overall protection system that resists against common ‘smash and grab’ theft for residential, vacation and commercial properties and automotive applications.
Applications / Advantages:
  • Fragmentation retention
  • Hurricane resistance – small missile
  • Bomb blast protection
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ACE 300 Series laminates provide full-spectrum protection against burglary, violent weather, small arms fire and bomb threats. ACE SL14 Security laminate exceeds the ULC S332-93 Standard for Burglary Resisting Glazing Material using only 1/8 inch thick glass. ACE 300 Series laminates also provide the highest level of bomb blast protection in the industry and are the only ballistic-rated window laminates in the world
Applications / Advantages:
  • High level of fragmentation retention
  • High end burglary resistance
  • Hurricane resistant – small and large missile
  • Bomb blast protection
  • Small arms fire resistance
  • Lower energy bills (grey and silver security laminate)

ACE Laminates Are Not Bullet, Bomb or Break-in Proof

ACE laminates are not bullet, bomb or break-in proof. There is no such safety film or security laminate on the market. ACE products only provide added protection against the effect of bullets, bombs and break-in entry. Third party testing has established that ACE SL14 is capable of resisting bullets from such weapons as a .38 caliber, 9mm FMJ and .357, but at no time does ACE promote or lead clients to believe that bulletproofing or break and enter proofing can be achieved solely with ACE products. For a description of third party testing undergone by ACE, please refer to ACE testing reports which are available upon request. ACE encourages potential consumers to consider having a threat assessment performed by one of our trained professionals or a competent security consultant to evaluate your security needs.

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