In the process of installing glass windows, it is important to guarantee the integrity of their materials throughout the execution of the project. Prefabricated windows are typically transported from the manufacturing site to the work area and then stored there until final installation. Throughout this journey it is essential to protect these elements in an efficient and safe way. For this task there are plastic protective films ideal to guarantee the well-being of the surfaces of the products.
In this post we are going to explain the usefulness of plastic window protectors. You will learn what type of polymer they are made of, the main characteristics of these plastic films, the importance of taking into account the need to use these protective layers and the possible consequences of omitting this protection in glass windows. Let’s start by answering the following:
Protective plastic is a type of protective film used to protect glass surfaces and metallic elements in stainless steel and aluminum alloys. It is an easy-to-apply product that does not stain the surfaces on which it is used. Additionally, it traps any trace of dust or dirt present on the materials.
Among the main characteristics of this plastic layer are the general durability, the ability to adhere without leaving unwanted residues, the elongation capacity and the color, which is generally metallic blue. It is an economical, clean and safe solution for the protection of products. It is useful during all phases of a project, from transportation to storage and final installation.
Now, what material is this type of protective plastic made of? The answer to this question is Polyethylene. This polymer-based material is one of the most used today due to its physical and mechanical properties. It has low production cost and adaptability to diverse work environments. It does not contaminate or interfere with ceramic or metallic surfaces such as mirrors, glass, anodized or painted aluminum and stainless steel.
Having already seen what the protective plastic is for, it is time to talk about the consequences that may arise from not taking care of the windows with this element. From the outset, one of the most notable drawbacks is the presence of stains on the surfaces of the glass or profiles. Depending on the work and the place where the windows are stored or left, they may be subject to splashes from materials used in construction or in the assembly of the windows. These stains can then be removed, but require the use of special products for this task. Another notable drawback is the presence of dust or dirt in the environment. This is present during the installation process and dirty or deteriorates the quality of the surfaces. Of course, this can be cleaned after installation, but from the start it is advisable to avoid this since some stains or residues can be difficult to clean and can compromise the aesthetics of the products.
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