Graphic film decorates and protects Heathrow Airport terminal glass
“With the tight deadlines set by our clients and a fluid design requirement, we were able to convert designs into installed printed films sometimes within 24 hours.” -- Francisco Serrano, managing director, Vitrafol Ltd.
United Kingdom-based Vitrafol Ltd. fit a variety of high-definition printed films onto pre-installed interior glass in British Airways’ First Class check-in lounges at London’s Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. Film application was completed in March, just before the new $8 billion terminal opened. Vitrafol used a variety of custom graphics including cherry wood simulations for desks and wall panels, a variety of patterns for walls and separator screens, and patterned and graded white designs on clear glass. The film provides protection against glass breakage and blocks ultraviolet light.
The glass and systems:
Vitrafol printed graphics onto clear or tinted polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, substrate that was applied to 10-millimeter-thick tempered glass as well as laminated glass.