Metro Tint…and C-Bond

C-Bond…Nanotechnology Glass Protection

“YOUR GLASS…NOW YOUR STRONGEST LINK” Revolutionary Nanotechnology Glass Protection

C-Bond is the ONLY patent protected nanotechnology product that is scientifically tested and commercially verified to measurably increase the strength, safety and performance of glass and window film products.

About C-Bond

  • C-Bond Systems, LLC, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a nanotechnology company who developed and manufactures the patented C-Bond technology.

  • They are engaged in the implementation of proprietary and nanotechnology applications and processes to improve the strength, functionality and sustainability within porous materials.

  • The company presently has a very strong focus in the glass and window film industry. According to the National Science Foundation, the development of nanotechnology will produce “more changes in the next 30 years than we saw in all of the last century.”

C-Bond Information

Research and Development

C-Bond™ was developed at Rice University in Houston, Texas, a world leader in nanotechnology, home to the Smalley Institute of Nanoscale Science & Technology and recipient of the Nobel Prize for discovery of the carbon nanotube. (www.rice.edu)

C-Bond Systems teamed with Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) in San Antonio, Texas, an independent applied research organization specializing in the building and transfer of technology. SWRI are experts in design and development, testing, chemistry and mechanical engineering and provided C-Bond with innovative internal research approaches to further enhance the C-Bond technology. (www.swri.com)

C-Bond Systems entered into a collaborative partnership with the UK Government, Swansea University and Glass Technology Services Ltd. to explore how C-Bond™ improves the strength of glass products resulting in lighter materials. Swansea University is a world-leading research-led university in the UK that focuses on maintaining an environment of discovery and research that is both globally collaborative and internationally recognized. (www.swansea.ac.uk).

Glass Technology Services Ltd. (GTS), a world renowned center for glass research and development, is an independent glass laboratory and consultancy accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17025 quality standards and unmatched in the UK for glass expertise. GTS provides physical testing, assessment, research, development, training, expert analysis and consultation throughout the glass supply channel. (www.glass-ts.com)

What is C-Bond?

C-Bond is a patent protected, water-based, non-toxic, nanotechnology innovation designed to dramatically increase the strength and enhance the flexibility of glass, and improve the performance of window film-to-glass products.

C-Bond 1 Primer

Benefits and Features:

Glass Strengthening Primer

  • Improves glass strength up to 100%
  • Adds glass flexibility up to 100%
  • Reduces glass failure due to thermal stress and impact
  • Changes glass breakage to a safety pattern
  • Residential and commercial warranty coverage
C-Bond II Ballistic Resistant Film System

What is C-Bond II?
C-Bond II is a ballistic resistant film system validated to pass National Institute of Justice (NIJ Level I, Level II, Level IIA) and United Laboratories (UL 752) ballistic resistance test standards. The system includes: Proprietary security film product and C-Bond’s patent protected carbon nanotube (CNT) technology film mounting solution.

Benefits and Features:

  • Validated To Provide NIJ Level I, Level II, Level IIA and UL 752 Ballistic Protection
  • Increases Glass and Flexural Strength up to 250%
  • Unique One Way Ballistic Capability
  • Cost Effective and Efficient
  • Easy to Install and Retrofit
The Science Behind C-Bond

The Science Behind C-Bond
The C-Bond Technology resulted from extensive nanotechnology engineering. Nanotechnology is the manipulation of molecules within matter at an atomic scale to achieve desirable performance properties. In science, C-Bond is being called “a disruptive innovation”, or a new product that creates a distinct and “unfair” market advantage.

Intellectual PropertyIncludes 23 patents and applications spanning core and strategic nanotechnology processesC-Bond Research and Development C-Bond™ was developed at Rice University in Houston, Texas, a world leader in nanotechnology, home to the Smalley Institute of Nanoscale Science & Technology and recipient of the Nobel Prize for discovery of the carbon nanotube. (www.rice.edu)

C-Bond Systems partners with Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) in San Antonio, Texas, an independent applied research organization that specializes in the creation and transfer of technology. SWRI has expertise in design and development, testing, chemistry and mechanical engineering and has provided C-Bond with innovative internal research approaches to further optimize the C-Bond technology. (www.swri.com)

In a collaborative partnership, C-Bond Systems has teamed up with the UK Government, Swansea University and Glass Technology Services Ltd. to explore how C-Bond™ can improve the strength of glass products with a substantial reduction in weight of glass. Swansea University, established in 1920 is a world-leading research-led university in the UK that prides itself on cultivating an environment of discovery and research that is both globally collaborative and internationally recognized. (www.swansea.ac.uk).

Glass Technology Services Ltd. (GTS) is a world renowned center for glass research and development and an independent glass laboratory and consultancy accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17025 quality standards and unrivaled in the UK for glass expertise. GTS provides expert analysis, physical testing, assessment, research, development, training and consultancy throughout the glass supply channel. (www.glass-ts.com)

What is C-Bond?
C-Bond is a patent protected, water-based, non-toxic, nanotechnology engineered to dramatically increase the strength of glass, enhance flexibility of glass and improve the performance of window film-to-glass products.

How does C-Bond Work?

C-Bond is a ‘smart solution’ developed to maintain original glass design integrity while significantly increasing the mechanical performance characteristics of the glass unit. It allows ordinary glass to dissipate energy by permeating the glass surface and identifying microscopic flaws and defects that are randomly distributed and a natural part of every glass surface. C-Bond works to covalently bond to and repair the identified surface imperfections that weaken the glass composite structure and act as failure initiators.

The C-Bond formula also increases the performance of Metro Tint window film products by filling the capillary voids on the glass surface preventing moisture and impurities from being trapped; which impedes cure time and adhesion between the glass and any window film product. This is important in case of impact, no large pieces will escape the immediate area of the glass surface that could otherwise result in serious laceration and/or personal injury.

C-Bond Benefits

C-Bond improves glass safety by modifying the failure pattern in case of breakage.

Carbon Nanotube (CNT)

Science has established that carbon nanotubes (CNT) are the strongest material on the planet, 100 times stronger than steel and 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

C-Bond is validated and scientifically tested by independent third party laboratories in accordance with government, law enforcement and industry standards including: American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

Test Standards

Test Laboratories

All PDF's
  • C-Bond System Performance Guide PDF – To View/Download CLICK HERE
  • Glass Strength – ASTM C1499 Report 1 PDF – To View/Download CLICK HERE
  • Peel Strength PDF – To View/Download CLICK HERE
  • Forced Entry Report 1 PDF – To View/Download CLICK HERE

 

  • Forced Entry Report 2 PDF – To View/Download CLICK HERE
  • Safety and Security Glazing PDF – To View/Download CLICK HERE

Projects

Goverment

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

  • Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)

  • National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

  • Houston Fire Department

Airports

  • George Bush Intl Airport (IAH)

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

  • William P. Hobby Intl Airport (HOU)

Corporate

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

  • Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)

  • National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

  • Houston Fire Department

Schools

  • Allen Independent School District

  • Cypress Fairbanks ISD

  • Fort Bend Independent School District

  • Highland Park ISD

  • Katy Independent School District

Testimonials

Highland Park Independent School District

“Highland Park Independent School District utilizes C-Bond technology as one of the many components in a larger system in order to provide safe and security learning environment for out students, faculty and staff…helping to insure that in the event of critical situation…we are prepared”

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Mark Rowden

Chief of Police, Highland Park ISD

Texas Historical Society

“The proposed ballistic film is minimally visible and the project as described will have NO ADVERSE EFFECT upon this historic resource.”

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Kelly Little

Project Reviewer, Texas Historical Society

Engineered Automation Systems

“The product received high reviews from a demonstration performed by a highly decorated Police Department and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) division.”

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Gregory W Brandon

Vice President Security Operations, Engineered Automation Systems

Halliburton

“We have found the product to be one of the best tested and known measures out there that can provide the protection we are seeking.”

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Andre Laliberte

Global Manager, Facility Security

Houston Airport System

“Thank you for your efforts at our George Bush International Airport and William P. Hobby Airport facilities… After conducting a thorough evaluation of your product’s capabilities, including results conducted by The Houston Police Department’s SWAT Team, we found your security product to be a unique and successful solution for our security needs.”

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Frank Haley

Deputy Director, Public Safety & Technology

City of Los Angeles

“Thank you and your company for your efforts to assist us in providing a safe and secure environment for elected officials, City employees and members of the public conducting business with local government at our facilities…Several other Departments have initiated the process to procure your services, including the Los Angeles Police Dept. and Los Angeles World Airports.”

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Gary Newton

Chief of Police, Department of General Services

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Metro Tint and C-Bond, a Powerful combination for your needs!