Bullet Resistant Glass
Bullet resistant glass is designed to withstand one or several rounds of bullets depending on the thickness of the glass and the weapon being fired at it. While often referred to as bullet-proof glass, that is a misnomer. So what gives bullet-resistant glass the ability to stop bullets?
Through a process of lamination, a polycarbonate material is layered between sheets of glass which are then bonded together. A bullet fired at a sheet of bullet-resistant glass will pierce the outer layer of glass but the layered polycarbonate material will absorb the bullets energy and stop it before it exits the final layer. The ability of bullet-resistant glass to stop a bullet is determined by the thickness and specific makeup of the glass. Since the bullets from handguns and rifles vary greatly in their force and penetrating power, each application needs to be designed to meet those specific requirements.
Best Glass has been helping businesses, including banks, municipalities and the U.S. military by providing bullet resistant glass for their commercial windows and doors since 1991. We'll be happy to have one of our knowledgeable glaziers look at your location and offer you a number of options so that you can make the most informed decision possible. Your safety and security are our number one priority. In cases where terrorism may be a concern, Best Glass offers blast resistant systems as well.