FTI Unveils KissKoat Process and New Training Technology

St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Film Technologies International (FTI) recently announced its hurricane mitigation option, which uses FTI's KissKoat dry lamination process to create a composite that seals heavy gauge Safe-Gard® brand polyester film to annealed or tempered glass.

According to the company, when subjected to intense impact testing the resulting glass unit may spider but the glass shards remain in the frame, making it strong enough to pass Dade County's large-missile impact and cycling standards without the need for or use of PVB laminated glass. The company says the units are compatible with most existing spacer technologies, such as Edgetech, TruSeal and Glass Equipment Development, and its testing laboratory in St. Petersburg is available to window and door producers seeking preliminary testing before applying for Dade County certification.

In an effort to help ensure uniformity across the board for its installers, FTI, with the help of Cds-2-Go, produced a multimedia training presentation on CD-ROM. Previous training materials were hard to follow and often only succeeded in generating an abundance of phone calls from technicians with questions.

"Our CD-ROM allows our installers to pick and choose what they want to watch, so they can review the information at their own pace," said Bill Stewart, FTI's national sales manager.

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