Besides environmental changes, the rise in terrorism has also changed our social landscape. We have become more aware of our vulnerability and have become willing to take pro-active measures to safeguard our loved ones and property.
It is a little known fact that only 25% of all fatalities during a bomb blast are due to the bomb itself. The overwhelming 75% of all fatalities are a result of flying glass shards. Glass acts like shrapnel in their unprotected state. When the bomb explodes, unprotected glass breaks into many small fragments and flies in random directions, injuring and killing unsuspecting passer-bys.
Media highlights on glass-related injuries in recent years have helped public Institutions and corporations worldwide to become more informed and aware of the dangers posed by unprotected glass. Many are now seeking change to improve the safety and security of their buildings.
Glass can break not only because of bomb blasts, but also more commonly, because of accidents, extreme weather (such as hurricanes) and crime. As an advocate of safety technology, Novomatrix conscientiously promotes the use of Fragment Retention Films (FRFs). Fragment Retention Films hold glass fragments together when the piece of glass breaks, thus reducing injuries and fatalities arising from glass breakage.