While glass lends to the natural beauty of any building, this very same glazing can offer very distinct disadvantages both in summer and in winter. Excessive heat passes and is absorbed through the windows, making offices and factories hot and uncomfortable and inadvertently lowering staff’s working efficiency, thereby decreasing productivity as well as increasing air conditioning costs.
Our company markets a solar safety window film
which rejects up to 89% of the sun’s heat and glare. This film is highly effective in making working conditions more acceptable and comfortable by reducing temperatures by up to 60%. Glare on TV monitors is also greatly reduced and the film will also hold the glass together when broken, turning the ordinary glass into safety glass. In today’s world we are utilizing more glass than ever before, but glass windows are notorious energy wasters. Klingshield is a retro-fit product installed directly onto the interior side of the glass. It helps correct temperature imbalances between sunny and shaded areas and it deflects harsh incoming glare, reducing eye strain that is common while doing paper work and viewing computer screens.
From the inside Klingshield has a pleasant look and distortion free view and from the outside it has a uniform appearance and compliments the design of any office or factory. Klingshield has a wide range to suit all situations related to heat and glare problems.
MUNICIPAL TESTS PROVE KLINGSHIELD WORKS
A positive reduction of over 60% in internal heat gain, resulting from Klingshield solar protective films has now been confirmed by the Town Clerk of Dundee, KwaZulu Natal. A series of tests were carried out by the Municipality during April, June and July 1997 in two identically sized and situated rooms. One room had windows fitted with Klingshield film, the other did not. Highly accurate, calibrated Barigo Maxima thermometers were permanently sited in each room, 230mm from the glazing.
The official Municipal report, now available for public scrutiny, records two tests. The first shows an average daytime temperature difference between the two rooms of 61,54% (26 deg C : 42 deg C), the second a 62,50% (24 deg C : 39 deg C). In its conclusion the report also indicates that during the hottest summer months Klingshield was even more effective as a thermal barrier. See full report under Specifications.
OZONE’S DANGEROUS SPIN OFF FOR BUSINESS
The Johannesburg Star recently stated that the seasonal hole in the southern ozone layer is getting bigger and quotes Dr. Piet Aucamp of the Department of National Health, as saying - “The last one was the size of America, the next will probably be bigger”. As everyone knows, without ozone to act as a filter, we are exposed to ultra-violet (UV ) rays from the sun which can seriously damage eyes and cause skin cancer. The most dangerous exposure months, the article states, are October and November. But the reality is that South Africans are now exposed to higher UV radiation levels all year round. The Sandton Chronicle recently stated that South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world and little or nothing is done about it. But something will soon be done when organized labour enters the fray and demands UV protection for employees in the workplace. They have plenty of legal teeth through the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act. The amended GN R1754 version of 18 August 1989 gives union leaders plenty of ammunition to use against employers whose premises are not properly screened against UV exposure. As a business leader you dare not take chances on being forced to pay massive compensation claims, which will undoubtedly follow the expected increase in skin cancer as ozone depletion increases. Managing risk is one thing. Taking risks with the health of workers is courting disaster. Fortunately the risk can be simply, effectively, and economically managed by installing a UV protective film on windows.
One phone call
to Klingshield will activate a skilled team, able to do a thorough UV screening job quickly and efficiently with no disruptions to your working schedule.
Why not have your secretary call Klingshield on 011 640-5053/7 for more details
and an estimate.