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    The science of protecting you from the unexpected.


    Exploding Glass

    • Spontaneous explosion of thermally tempered glass is a relatively rare but well documented phenomenon. One of the most common causes is microscopic impurities, called nickel sulfide inclusions embedded in the glass during creation.

      But there’s less need to worry that your balcony glass or the large glass facades in the building where you work is a threat just waiting to happen.

      Not with 3M science at work.

      3M™ Scotchshield™ Ultra Safety and Security Window Films are made with strong, micro-layered, tear-resistant materials. These films are specially designed to hold glass together in the event of a break. So they help increase protection, when a break-in occurs or (you guessed it) when glass spontaneously explodes.

      You might not be able to stop a glass explosion from happening. But 3M Science can help if it does.