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StormShield Cylone Resistant Glass

StormShield is a certified debris impact resistant glass specifically developed to resist excessive wind speeds and penetration from flying debris during tropical cyclones. The secret is the specially formulated ultra-high grade laminate used in the manufacturing process, which absorbs the impact of the debris without tearing or breaching the window envelope. This means even in the event the glass is damaged by flying storm debris, StormShield remains weather-tight to protect the structural integrity of the building and ensure the safety of the occupants.

Key Features
  • Protects your family, staff and property from cyclone and hurricane winds and debris penetration
  • Proven to withstand extreme test pressures of more than 12kPa, which equates to wind gusts in excess of 500km/h (10mm StormShield)
  • No need for secondary protection such as storm shutters or screens, allowing excellent clear vision
  • No perforation; resists impact from 4kg piece of timber 100 x 50mm at over 44mtr/sec (160km/h) travelling lengthways with no perforation
  • Fully certified for use in Regions C and D in Australia and the Pacific Islands
  • Grade A Safety Glass conforming to all Human Impact Safety requirements
  • Available in  many types of  high  performance Low  E  glass and  tints  to  enhance thermal and solar performance characteristics
  • Range of thicknesses available enabling full compliance with wind loadings and deflection standards as in AS1288 glass selection and installation, regardless of window size
Scope of Use

Fully certified for use in Regions C & D in Australia and the Pacific Islands

Limitations on Use

The glazing frame that StormShield is glazed into is just as important as the glass itself. A weak frame will dramatically affect the performance of the glass. StormShield has been tested and certified in a large range of framing suites available in Australia and the Pacific Islands. A list of fully certified window suites are available on request.

StormShield must be fully glazed on all four sides. Glazing adhesives are not essential but if used, they must be non-acidic cure, non-solvent based sealants, approved by Glasshape such as Dow Corning 995 or 795 as a structural sealant. A list of compatible sealants are available on request.


Other Performance Attributes

Certified to;

  • AS/NZS1170.2:2011 (Cyclone Impact Resistance)
  • AS4040.2:1992, AS4040.3:1992 (Static & Cyclic  Wind loading)
  • AS/NZS2208:1996 (Safety glazing materials in buildings)


Data Sheet
Architectural Glass Brochure
Glasshape Company Profile
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Additional Information

Glasshape are manufacturers of specialist glass solutions including curved glass, high security glass, switchable glass and cyclone resistant glass.

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