Commuters utilising bus shelters and transport hubs need to feel safe and comfortable in their environment. For general safety, awareness of environment is critical and full height glazing allows for this, whilst providing protection from the elements. Unfortunately, large expanses of glazing are very attractive to vandals and etch tagging is prevalent throughout the district on public transport infrastructure.
Applying a clear anti-graffiti film is a great way of protecting new assets from this type of damage, but often older infrastructure was not afforded this protection at time of commission.
Unprotected glazing is often damaged, and in many cases, replacement is the only option, causing disruption and costing many tens of thousands of dollars. In some cases, budgets do not allow for replacement, so heavily etched shelters remain throughout the region.
Luckily there is a cost effective option to recover this etching. The application of an etch hide clear film can bring the shelters glass back to new again, and protecting it from future damage.
An added benefit is the structural protection offered by the film. With a break strength of 112lb/inch, and a full safety and security rating to AS/NZS:2208 – Safety Glass in Buildings, the applied film also helps retain the glazing in the event of glass breakage, saving cleanup time and creating a safer environment for commuters awaiting their transport.