3M™’s Ultraflex Window System

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With 3M™’s Ultraflex Window System, you can enhance the overall performance of 3M™’s Scotchshield™ Ultra Safety & Security window films.

This unique system combines the elasticity of 3M™’s Scotchshield™ Ultra Safety & Security window film (140%) and a Dow Corning® 995 Silicone Structural Adhesive system (160%) to create a more stretchable membrane that helps capture and absorb the impact energy.

3M™’s Ultraflex allows the frame to bend and twist to accommodate a variety of stresses to increase personal safety from flying glass. Ultraflex replaces the gaskets and blends with the existing frame system. For ease of use, the Ultraflex Window System offers a simple, more cost-effective attachment system when compared to bulky mechanical batten alternatives.

Tested in compliance with the US General Services Administration’s (GSA) test standard protocol and Factory Mutual (FM) FMRC 4350, Ultraflex is an innovative approach to a tough job, making sure the filmed glass system stays in the frame upon impact and cycling.

Film Specifications

Film: SCLARL400, S20SIAR400, S35NEAR400, S50NEAR400, ULTRA600

Color: Clear, Neutral, and Silver

Applicable Standards:

  • ASTM F1642-96 (adaptation) General Services Administration, Standard Test Method for Glazing and Glazing Systems Subjected to Airblast Loadings
  • Factory Mutual Research 4350 Approved Standard for Windstorm-Resistant Fenestrations
  • Consumer Products Safety Commission CFR16, Part 1202 Safety Standards for Architectural Glazing Material

Sealant Specifications

Form: Normally supplied as a disposable plastic cartridge that fits normal caulking guns.

Color: Black

Applicable Standards:

Federal Specification TT-S-001543A (COM-NBS) Class A for silicone building sealants

Federal Specification TT-S-00230C (COM-NBS) Class A for one-component building sealants

ASTM Specification C-920 Type S, Grade NS, Class 25, Use NT, G and A

Ultraflex Window System Features

Flexibility: The combination of film elongation and sealant stretch allows system to capture and return energy like a shock absorber.

Easy to Use: No tapping or drilling holes into the window frame.

Appealing: No unsightly massive metal battens added to the frame.

Easy to Install: Can be installed by a 3M™-authorized Dealer Applicator when the film is applied.

Appearance: Ultraflex replaces the gaskets and blends with the existing frame system.

Strong: Bonds extremely well to many different surfaces.

Tough: Offers more flexibility than mechanical batten systems.