Coral Springs, FL – February 3, 2022 – Privacy Glass Solutions announced that the company has passed Insulated Windows Large Missile Level D and E Testing on their BetweenGlassBlinds® products. This is the first glass encased operable blind unit in the industry to gain this accreditation.
In accordance with TAS 201-94, the BetweenGlassBlinds units underwent extensive testing to achievethis goal. Insulated Windows Large Missile Level D is the most common test and represents “large missile impact” known to protect against the strongest of hurricanes. The testing consists of a 9lb. 2×4 shot from an air cannon at 50 ft per second. This test is commonly referred to as an impact test.
Large Missile Level E is an enhanced impact protection rating and is specified in buildings and structures deemed as essential facilities, such as hospitals, fire rescue, police stations, emergency shelters, etc. Insulated Windows Large Missile Level E testing is more rigorous and is performed by shooting a 9lb. 2×4 from an air cannon at 80 ft per second.
The BetweenGlassBlinds units withstood both tests without fail.
“We are beyond ecstatic that our BetweenGlassBlinds products have passed these rigorous tests” said Kevin Roth, CEO, and founder of Privacy Glass Solutions. “We feel so strongly about safety and protection that we literally spent months perfecting these units. To protect this proprietary product, we have filed a utility patent and we are proud to claim, Patent Pending.”
BetweenGlassBlinds are mini blinds, sealed between two panes of glass. All units are cordless and are operated via a smooth, easy-to-use sliding magnet or via a motorized unit controlled with a remote. Simple to maintain, the blinds contained within the sealed unit are safe from dust and dirt.
“To experience the testing and actually see a 2×4 shot directly into our products without failing was an emotional moment,” said Jamie Clingan, Chief Marketing Officer, Privacy Glass Solutions. “Our company is located in South Florida where we frequently experience intense winds and hurricanes so passing these tests were a bit personal to us as well.”
Privacy Glass Solutions will be showcasing this new unit at their booth (#W7764) at the International
Builders Show in Orlando, Florida on February 8-10, 2022.
Privacy Glass Solutions is the leading designer and manufacturer of privacy and decorative glass solutions. Under brand names Vistamatic® Vision Panels, BetweenGlassBlinds®, Clarity Switchable Glass and Decorative Glass, our products have been used in hundreds of medical facilities, high-security environments, businesses, and learning institutions around the world for over 40 years. We continue to lead the industry with innovative and cutting-edge technology that is highly customizable.