Unveils KissKoat Process and New Training Technology
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.