Protection Products

StormShield® & E-zone®
Typhoon Glass

StormShield® 

 

StormShield® is laminated safety glass specially formulated to resist excessive wind speeds and penetration from flying debris present during cyclones, hurricanes or typhoons. The glass is able to deflect up to 5 times its normal rate before breaking. Even if breakage of the glass happens, glass pieces will remain adhered to the interlayer. With that, it maintains a water-tight environment even during extreme storms. 

 

Testing & Certification

 

StormShield® was proven to be able to resist impact from a 4kg piece of timber (100mm x 50mm cross section) at over 44m/sec (160km/h) travelling lengthways without perforating the interlayer. It has been subjected to a series of hydrostatic pressure tests to withstand rising floodwaters prevalent in cyclonic weathers. It is ideal for shopfronts, government buildings and places that need to be habitable immediately after a storm. The 10mm thick StormShield has also withstood extreme test pressures of more than 12kPa, which equates to wind gusts in excess of 500km/h.

 

Product certifications:

  • AS1170.2:2011 (Cyclone Impact Resistance)
  • AS4040.2:1992
  • AS4040.3:1992 (Static and Cyclic Wind loading)
  • AS/NZS2208:1996
  • AS1288:2006 (Glass in Buildings)

 

E-zone®

 

 

 

E-zone® is the premium variation of typhoon glass that comes with Low Emissivity glass for thermal insulation for a water-tight environment during extreme storms.

Product Features

 

Storm Protection

StormShield® and E-zone® are designed for maximum glazing protection from strong winds and flying debris during extreme storms, safeguarding lives and properties.

 

Acoustic Barrier

StormShield® and E-zone® have varying sound transmission control values between 35 and 40, making them a good building material for noise reduction.

 

UltraViolet Screening

StormShield® and E-zone® blocks out 99% of the ultraviolet rays, reducing the fading of curtains and items placed near the windows.

Performance Information

 

   

Appearance

Thickness (mm)

Visible Light Transmission (%)

Shading Coefficient

U-Value  (W/m²k)

Gen#2 StormShield AS/NZS1170.2:2011
Region C, Impact at 30m/s

StormShield

Clear

11.4, 13.4, 15.4, 17.4

83-87

0.77-0.85

5.28-5.46

Grey

39-42

0.61-0.67

5.28-5.46

Obscure Artic

66

0.65-0.74

5.37-5.46

E-zone®

Neutral

57-59

0.55-0.59

3.34-3.42

Grey

38-39

0.52-0.59

3.34-3.42

Gen#2 StormShield AS/NZS1170.2:2011
Region D, Impact at 39m/s

StormShield

Clear

12.4, 14.4, 16.4, 18.4

83-87

0.77-0.85

5.22-5.4

Grey

39-42

0.61-0.67

5.22-5.40

Obscure Artic

66

0.65-0.74

5.31-5.40

E-zone®

Neutral

57-59

0.55-0.59

3.28-3.36

Grey

38-39

0.52-0.59

3.28-3.36

Gen#1 StormShield AS/NZS1170.2:2002

StormShield

Clear

8, 10, 12, 14, 16

83-88

0.77-0.89

5.28-5.52

Grey

8, 10, 12

41-42

0.65-0.70

5.40-5.52

Obscure Artic

8, 10

66

0.74-0.77

5.46-5.52

E-zone®

Neutral

8, 10, 12, 14

57-59

0.55-0.59

3.46-3.54

Grey

8, 10, 12, 14

38-39

0.52-0.59

3.44-3.54

 

Note: All specifications and data in this table are estimates and will vary depending on the final glass configuration and frame system.

  • Government and high security buildings
  • Hotels and resorts in coastal areas
  • Residences and commercial buildings

Applicability

 

StormShield® and E-zone® must be fully glazed on all four sides with sufficient edge cover. It is recommended for use with our approved list of sealants.

Production Sizes

 

Production size for this product varies. Get in touch with us for more information!