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Ballistic Resistant Composite Panels

GlasArmor™ Ballistic Resistant Panels

Military Grade Protection

GlasArmor™ Ballistic Resistant Panels are constructed to provide any facility with military grade protection. Originally developed for use by the Department of Defense for protection from mortar fire, our fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite panels offer superior ballistic resistance at less than 25 percent the weight of a comparable steel panel.

Constructed from multiple layers of woven fiberglass and encapsulated with a proprietary resin system, these rigid panels feature exceptional ballistic resistance. The unique composite matrix of the panels allow for retention of the projectile to avoid potentially hazardous ricochet. Panels can be field-fabricated utilizing simple installation methods and common carpentry tools. Surface finish is smooth in a white color with custom colors available in production quantities. Panels can be primed and painted or covered by gypsum board or other materials to match specific requirements.

For more information on UL 752 and NIJ specifications, installation instructions and available sizes, download the GlasArmor Product Selection & Installation Guide.

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Highlights

  • Constructed from layers of 0-90° woven E-glass fiber
  • Sizes from 36” x 84” to 48” x 120” with other panel lengths available.
  • Fire rated for 1-hour per ASTM E-119-09c
  • Flame Spread Rating of 45, Smoke Developed Rating of 165 per ASTM E-84-08a
  • NFPA & IBC Class B Fire rating (Class A panels are also available in production quantities)
  • Corrosion resistant, electrically non-conductive, low thermal conductivity
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications
  • Easily incorporated into standard building design for undetectable ballistic protection

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Model Nominal Thickness Weight Ammunition Type Ballistic Rating
GA256-A5L1 1/4" 2.7 lbs/ft² 9 mm UL 752 Level 1 NIJ Level I
GA384-A5L2 3/8” 4.0 lbs/ft² .357 Mag UL 752 Level 2 NIJ Level II
GA500-A5L3 1/2" 5.4 lbs/ft² .44 Mag UL 752 Level 3 NIJ Level IIIA
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