Glass – surely one of the greatest inventions of all time – has a history that dates back as far as 3500BC in Mesopotamia.
In the 1st century BC, craftsmen invented the blowpipe, a major breakthrough in glass manufacture, making it easier and cheaper.
Consequently the industry flourished and its glory has been celebrated across the ages.
From the beauty of the stained glass windows in cathedrals and churches, the pleasure of holding a finely crafted wineglass or the magnificent views afforded to us through a simple glass pane – glass plays an integral role in our lives.
But flip the coin and break the glass and it becomes the enemy.
Whether it’s caused by the innocent throw of a child’s ball, the more sinister use of a weapon to break and enter, or the unlucky onslaught of severe weather, broken glass is not good.
It can cause serious, even deadly injury.
Cyclone Tracy is one of the extreme examples of the devastation caused by broken glass and flying debris.
Every wet season, Darwin residents are advised to tape their glass as a precaution, if a severe storm or cyclone is threatening.
But if your windows at home or in your car are already covered with safety window tint film, taping is unnecessary.
The film will hold together broken shards of glass, even if the entire glass pane is smashed.
This feature, as well as providing health-saving protection from UV rays, and reflecting solar heat and glare, makes safety tint film a valuable asset to your home.