Hammerglass AB, the Swedish company aiming to become the leading manufacturer and supplier of unbreakable glazing solutions
Swedish glassmaker and Secured by Design (SBD) member company Hammerglass is continuing its mission to become the leading manufacturer and supplier of unbreakable glazing solutions to the global market, most recently establishing itself in Germany.
Hammerglass already has its own companies in Sweden, Norway and Denmark and plans additional expansion across Europe and the rest of the world.
Hammerglass began in 1993, with the mission to reduce the ongoing costs of replacing broken glass. After initially producing externally fitted add-on systems for windows, the company began to develop an insulated glass with the same unbreakable characteristics and today Hammerglass offers virtually unbreakable glass solutions to three main business areas: Property, Infrastructure and Automotive.
Hammerglass is 300 times stronger than normal glass, whilst being half the weight and is tested to BS EN 356, Security Class P8B, equivalent to the highest safety rating for grilles and roller shutters. To obtain this classification the glass must withstand 70 blows with an axe. In the case of Hammerglass, the Swedish National Testing and Research Institute gave up the test after 72 blows and then had to use a forklift truck twice to pull the axe out of the glass.
The surface treatment features a unique coating of silicon oxide, rendering Hammerglass almost as resistant to scratches as normal glass, resistant to most chemicals and providing a high level of protection with all the aesthetic properties of normal glass.
Secured by Design member companies Premier Security Consultants, based in Ilford, Essex and Cardea Solutions, based in Manchester, are official suppliers of Hammerglass products.
You can find out more about Hammerglass and their range of SBD accredited products here: https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/sbd-members?view=companydetail&account=0011i00000JpvtQAAR
Mr. Bengt Nilsson, CEO of Hammerglass said: “We see great opportunities in the UK market as in several sectors there is a need for crime prevention measures, while awareness and willingness to invest in these measures and products has increased.
“As our products are relatively easy to install, the market is seeing the benefits of our cost-effective solutions. In addition, we are alone in delivering unbreakable insulating glass with the same guarantee as regular insulating glass, which means that British window manufacturers can now offer burglar-proof windows”.
SBD National Lead Kenny McHugh said: “Hammerglass is an excellent product and they have been members of Secured by Design for many years. When I worked as a Police Designing Out Crime Officer we often recommended Hammerglass due to its excellent reputation”.