What is the
3M™ Impact Protection Attachment System ?
Short Answer: 3M™ IPA is a security grade 1/2 inch caulking bead applied to anchor the security film and glass to the window frame.
3M™ Impact Protection Attachment (IPA) sealant improves the overall performance of 3M Safety and Security Window Films. This unique window protection system combines the toughness of 3M’s patented micro-layer safety film with 3M’s world-class expertise in adhesives and a high-strength, flexible polymer attachment to help shield against impact energy from severe weather, earthquakes, bomb blasts, or forced entry events. When installed along with the correct film, it completes the full 3M™ Security System.
Benefits of 3M™ IPA:
Excellent tear, elongation and tensile strength
IPA Attachment system helps to anchor the film to the glass frame, providing additional protection once the glass is broken
Industry-leading Adhesion, Tack-Free Time & Joint Movement Capability
The 3M™ Impact Protection System also helps protect against personal injury from flying glass. It has a minimal cure time which provides more immediate protection, and reduced odor in your home or office compared to sealant options. When professionally installed, it provides a finished, clean look to the window edges.