ASTM Testing

Film is subject to burning conditions in a designated tunnel.  The test method measures flame growth on the underside of a horizontal test specimen.  The test is used to describe the surface burning characteristics of building materials, with the results classified into one of three tiered categories.

The test is conducted within a specified test chamber with the film sample angled and adjacent to a steadily burning heat source.  The test is designed to learn how flames can spread across a material in environments like a real fire. The result is a radiant panel index value.

This test is designed to measure the optical density of smoke generated as the test film is subject to burning conditions.  The results are expressed in terms of a specific optical density factor derived from measurements of an attenuated light beam in the test chamber during the film burn.

This is a test of thin plastics or films, and measures the force required to break a specimen of film and the extent to which the specimen stretches or elongates to that breaking point.

Is a test designed to determine the effect of chemicals on organic finishes.  In this case Hydroflouric acid (a commonly used graffiti agent), on Graffiti Shield anti graffiti films.  The effects are observed uncovered for specific time with time duration ranging from minutes to several hours.

This test is used to determine the adhesive strength of pressure sensitive tapes and films.  The test uses and apparatus that peels and measures the resistance of the film to a 90 degree angle of the test panel for a specified distance.

This is a test to determine volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) from indoor materials and products, and is carried out using a small scale environmental chamber for 72 hours.  Gas samples are collected and analyzed for concentrations of VOC’s including low molecular weight aldehydes and ketones.

This test is designed to relate to the burning behavior of materials used inside motor vehicles.  The test sample is exposed to a flame for 15 seconds within a combustion chamber in order to see when and if the flame extinguishes and also the time taken for the flame to pass a defined distance.  The burn rate is then calculated.

This test is designed to determine if and what concentrations of  a toxic gas are produced during a test combustion.  The test method is used to analyze smoke toxicity in an enclosed environment.  During the test, smoke is analyzed using an FTIR (infrared spectroscopy) instrument for specific toxic elements, and reported in a tabulated format.

GSTM 5.10 is a test that analyzes the long term effect of elevated ambient temperatures on film applied to a sub-strait (i.e. glazing, stainless, etc.).  The test qualifies the edge quality over time along with reviewing any discoloration that may happen.

Acid Testing

To create the most durable vandal resistant products possible, Graffiti Shield products have been engineered and manufactured to withstand acid attacks. Graffiti Shield conducts tests against all forms of acid and harsh chemical agents to make sure we have the most durable products on the market.

ANSI Testing

As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.

ASTM Testing

ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards. Today, over 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.