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  • HERCULES III Strongest security glass for house and condominium
    Crime prevention glass strongest in Japan
  • HERCULES III features outstanding resistance against penetration.
    Unparalleled strength, 55% higher than the strongest glass of the other manufacturers.
  • HERCULES III provides Class T-2 sound insulation. HERCULES III fitted into aluminum sash was proved to meet Class T-2 Sound Insulation.
  • HERCULES III laminated security glass is composed of two panes of glass bonded together with resin; FL3+PU1.5 + FL3, in which FL and PU stand for "float glass" and "polyurethane interlayer" respectively. Overall thickness is 7.5mm.
  • HERCULES III passed the Crime Prevention Performance Test conducted by the National Police Agency of Japan, and is qualified for CP Mark. The test items include "breaking test", "torching test" and "prying test".
  • CP Mark is the symbol of building materials certified high grade of Crime Prevention performance.
  • Security Glass Mark of Flat Glass Manufacturers Association of Japan.
  • Comparison with other manufacturers’ P5A security glass
  • Materials for the Steel Ball Drop Impact Test:
    P5A flat glass (7.7mm thick) of another manufacturer
    HERCULES III (7.5mm thick)
  • Test Method for Steel Ball Drop Impact Resistance
    The Steel Ball Drop Impact Test is to free-fall a solid steel ball (100mm in diameter, weighing 4.11Kgs) from the height of nine (9) meters above the surface of test material having measurements of 900mm x 1,100mm.
    The drop points are the apexes of a regular triangle having a side length of 130mm each. The steel ball free-drops on each apex of the triangle, and the dropping is repeated three (3) times, making the total number of the dropping nine (9) times.
    If the glass endures the foregoing drop impacts with no break-through at any apex, the glass is graded Class P5A in accordance with the Test Criteria of The Flat Glass Manufacturers Association of Japan.
  • Result of Steel Ball Drop Impact Test
    HERCULES III showed outstanding performance unparalleled with other manufacturers. HERCULES III was penetrated at the 17th drop, while the other glass penetrated at the 11th drop.
  • HERCULES III's Transparency
    HERCULES III features 89% of visible light transmission, which surpasses those of other manufacturers.
  • HERCULES III's Adaptability
    HERCULES III's thickness of 7.5mm makes it easily fit in the groove of the ordinary sashes of 9mm. HERCULES III weighs 17Kg/m2.
  • HERCULES III's Quality
    HERCULES III meets the quality requirements specified in JIS R3205, including thermal resistance, light stability, weatherability, lead-shot filled bag test, etc.
  • Price
    HERCULES III is stronger than the strongest security residential glass of other manufacturers, though the price is comparatively cheap.
  • HERCULES IV - Security Glass for Buildings
    Crime prevention glass strongest in Japan
  • HERCULES IV laminated security glass is composed of two panes of glass and a polycarbonate sheet sandwiched in between, firmly bonded together with polyurethane. Overall thickness is 14mm.
  • HERCULES IV is granted CP Mark
  • HERCULES IV passed the Crime Prevention Performance Test conducted by the National Police Agency of Japan, and is qualified for CP Mark. Which indicates that the product is in the list of building materials of high level security performance.
    HERCULES IV features superb impenetrability of 5 to 10 times greater than HERCULES III.
  • CP Mark is the symbol of building materials certified as having high grade of Crime Prevention Performance.
  • HERCULES IV's security performance complies with P6B classification of European Security Standard EN356, in which the glazing should endure 12 times of blows by a sledge hammer and 18 times of blows by a broad axe without penetration.
  • HERCULES IV's Transparency
    HERCULES IV can be used for crystal-clear show window/case not tinged with green inherent to glass, if highly transmissive glass (such as PuresightTM) is used in lieu of ordinary float glass.
  • HERCULES IV's Measurements and Weight
    Thickness: 14mm
    Typical Measurements: 1.2 x 2.4m max.
    Weight: 27kg / m2
  • HERCULES IV's Quality
    HERCULES IV meets the quality requirements specified in JIS R3205, including thermal resistance, light stability, weatherability, lead-shot filled bag test, etc.
  • HERCULES IV's Security Performance
    HERCULES IV has quite high security performance, though it does not guarantee perfect protection against burglary intrusion, as the burglary method varies on a case-by-case basis. Glazing of HERCULES IV and the installation thereof should be designed by an architect.
  • HERCULES V Blast-Resistant Glass (Anti-Terrorism)
    Overcome grenade attack by terrorists
  • HERCULES V is composed of two panes of float glass and a polycarbonate sheet sandwiched in between and firmly bonded together with polyurethane. Overall thickness is 19mm.
  • Recently, there is growing concern over the blast caused by terrorists, bomb attacks, accidental chemical reaction at production plants or research facilities, etc. Shock waves and flames generated by blast endanger human lives, properties and facilities.
  • HERCULES V provides "shield against blast"
    HERCULES V blocks shock waves generated by blast, and prevents damage from the shatters and fragments from the explosive.
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  • HERCULES V features blast-resistant performance equivalent to that of the glass which has passed Bomb Blast - Hand Grenade HE High Explosive HG85 Test specified in Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2343:1997.
  • The purpose of the blast-resistance test is to examine whether any penetration of fragments occurs by the specified detonation test which comprises two times of detonation of HG85 hand grenades; the 1st detonation on the ground and one meter distant from the glass, and thereafter the 2nd one at the height of 30cm above ground and also one meter distant from the glass.
  • HERCULES V's Measurements and Weight
    Thickness: 19mm
    Typical Measurements: 1.2 x 2.4m max.
    Weight: 36kg / m2
  • HERCULES V's Quality
    HERCULES V meets the quality requirements specified in JIS R3205, including thermal resistance, light stability, weatherability, lead-shot filled bag test, etc.
  • HERCULES V's Security Performance
    HERCULES V has exellet security performance, though it does not guarantee perfect protection against any blasts, since the acts of terrorism vary in method and so does the type of explosive. Glazing of HERCULES V and the installation thereof should be designed by an architect.
  • HERCULES VI Ballistic Resistance Glass (Anti-Terrorism)
    Overcome bullet attack by terrorist
  • HERCULES VI's construction depends on the required level of ballistic resistance.
    HERCULES VI offers two types of construction; multi-layered glass sheets as well as combination of multi-layered glass with polycarbonate sheets.
  • Since the September 11 Terrorist Attacks, there is growing threat posed by terrorists across the world. Nowadays, ballistic-resistant glass is used in military facilities, government offices, embassies, VIP residences, etc.
  • HERCULES VI provides "shield against projectiles"
    HERCULES VI is designed to be lighter in weight and thinner than the ballistic glass of other manufacturers, while having the equivalent ballistic resistance characteristics, and to protect human bodies and properties from projectiles and debris in an event of emergency.
  • HERCULES VI features ballistic resistance performance equivalent to the glass which has passed internationally acknowledged ballistic resistance standards as follows:
  • Standard Threat Number of shots Laminated Material
    EN BR-1 .22 LR 40 grain lead round 3 G/P
    AS G0 9mm Parabellum 115 FMJ 3 G/P
    AS G1 .357 Magnum 158g SWC 3 G/P
    AS G2 .44 Magnum 240g SWC 3 G/P
    NIJ-3A .44 Magnum 240g SWC 3 G/P
    EN BR-5 5.56*45 NATO 62g SS109 (M855) 3 G/P
    AS R2 .30 cal. 7.62 NATO 147g M80 3 G/P
    G : Glass P : Polycarbonate panel
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  • HERCULES VI's Ballistic Resistance Performance
    HERCULES VI has excellent ballistic resistance performance, though it does not guarantee perfect protection against any ballistic attacks, since the acts of terrorism vary in method and so do the types of weapons. Glazing of HERCULES VI and the installation thereof should be designed by an architect.
  • HERCULES Cool 50
    Cutting 50% of Infrared Radiation
  • HERCULES Cool 50 helps remarkably reduce energy costs for air-conditioning
    The interlayer of HERCULES Cool 50 combined with Low-E coating reflects and absorbs 50% of solar energy.
  • Performance Curve
    Testing material: FL3 (Low-E) + AC1 (Solar heat cutting resin) + FL3:
    Visible Light Transmissivity = 78%, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient = 50%
  • HERCULES Cool 30
    Cutting 30% of Infrared Radiation
  • HERCULES Cool 30 helps remarkably reduce energy costs for air-conditioning
    The interlayer of HERCULES Cool 30 reflects and absorbs 30% of solar energy.
  • Performance Curve
    Testing material: FL3 + AC1 (Solar heat cutting resin) + FL3:
    Visible Light Transmissivity = 81%, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient = 67%
  • "HERCULES A" Architectural Glass
  • HERCULES ATM laminated architectural glass offers outstanding performance beyond conventional architectural glass, in terms of light stability, weatherability and durability, energy-saving characteristics and so forth.
  • HERCULES ATM has an interlayer made of acrylic resin specifically developed for laminated glass.
  • HERCULES A color glass suitable for both exterior and interior applications
  • The standard measurements are 2m x 3m for convenience in handling.
    In the case of a form factor beyond the said standard, please get in touch with HERCULES.
  • HERCULES A's Performance Characteristics
  • Superb
    Transparency
    HERCULES A's clear glass provides higher transparency than conventional film-laminated glass.
    UV Protection Cutting UV radiation by more than 99%, which prevents fading of furniture and carpets, and protects human body from the risks of skin cancer.
    Weatherability Accelerated weathering test involving cyclic exposure to UV radiation and hot-water spray found color difference (ΔE) of 1.2% after 6000 hours of continued test by Suga Test Instruments Mfg's Sunshine Weather MeterTM.
    Light Stability Accelerated light-stability test involving exposure to temperature of 63℃, humidity of 50% and UV irradiation intensity of 100mW/cm2 found color difference (ΔE) of 3.2% after 1000 hours continued test by Iwasaki Electric's "EYE Super UV TesterTM".
    Temperature
    Cycle
    Resistance
    Thermal shock test involving 1000 cycles of cooling and heating (-50℃ for 30minumtes → 100℃ for 30minutes → -50℃ for 30 minutes) conducted by Satake's "Temperature Cycle TesterTM" found the color difference (ΔE) of 1.0%.
    Sound Insulation The resin interlayer of HERCULES A functions to suppress ”coincidence effect” inherent to glass, and renders better sound insulation than conventional laminated glass.
    Insect Deterrent The resin interlayer of HERCULES A blocks the lights attracting insects (peak frequency 370nm) to keep insects away.
    Color Glass HERCULES ATM offers two types of color glass, one for exterior applications and the other for interior, thereby meets diversified requirements of architects for more aesthetic glazing and interior glass.
    Quality Performance of HERCULES ATM Architectural Glass
  • Result of Accelerated Weathering Test by SWOM (Suga's Sunshine Weather MeterTM
    Test Condition: Cyclic test of heating at 63℃/Spraying water for 12 minutes/Irradiation of UV rays for 60 minutes
  • The test result shows that HERCULES ATM is a laminated glass featuring superb weatherability.
  • Result of Thermal-Shock Cycle Test by Satake Chemical Equipment Mfg’s thermal-shock cycle tester
    Test Condition: Cyclic test of Cooling at -50℃ for 30 minutes >> (5 minutes) >> Heating at 100℃ for 30 minutes >> (5 minutes) >> Cooling at -50℃ for 30 minutes
  • The test result shows that HERCULES ATM is laminated glass suitable for extremely cold places as well as scorching hot places.
  • HERCULES "All-in-One" Glass (HERCULES III + Cool 50)
  • Safety and security are paramount in residence/building design, and HERCULES IIITM laminated glass is the ideal solution for glazing by virtue of its outstanding safety/security performance over conventional tempered glass or insulating glazing units.

    Nowadays, energy-efficiency of glazing is also a major concern for architects and owners alike. HERCULES COOL 50TM mitigates solar-heat gain in scorching summer days and heat loss through windows in freezing winter, hence improving energy efficiency of your home/building to save money on your electricity bills.

    Hercules therefore has developed HERCULES All-in-One GlassTM, multi-functional glass integrating safety/security of HERCULES IIITM and energy-efficiency of HERCULES Cool 50TM, which provides security and amenity in your living/working environment.
  • HERCULES All-in-One GlassTM features performance as follows:
  • Resistance against manual attack:
    HERCULES IIITM has proved far surpassing resistance required for Class P5A of EN 356:1999, and much stronger than the strongest security glass of other manufacturers in Japan.
  • Resistance against disaster:
    In the event of breakage by disaster of extreme severity such as hurricanes and earthquakes, glass fragments firmly remain adhered to the interlayer, protecting properties and preventing injury from sharp edges of flying or falling glass shards.
  • Sound insulation:
    HERCULES IIITM fitted into an aluminum sash was tested in accordance with JIS A1416:1994 (ISO 140-3) "Acoustics-Measurement of sound insulation", and proved to satisfy Class T-2 sound insulation set forth by JIS A4706 "Windows".
  • Energy efficiency:
    HERCULES All-in-One GlassTM blocks solar-heat gain by 50% in scorching summer days and prevents heat escaping through windows in freezing winter.
  • Easily replaceable with existing glass:
    On account of its thin form factor of 7.5mm, HERCULES All-in-One GlassTM fits in most of existing sashes, which enables renovation of windows or façade with ease (no need for reinforcing supporting structure) and less costly.
  • Blocking UV rays:
    HERCULES All-in-One GlassTM blocks 70% of UV rays and protect your skin when you are near the window or in the conservatory. It also mitigates color fading of your curtains and furniture.
  • Insulated glazing unit (IGU) incorporating HERCULES All-in-One GlassTM further enhances energy-efficiency.