Protection against gun shots
Bullet-resistant glass (bulletproof glass) is usually designed to prevent bullets from passing through the outer wall inside, while allowing bullets to pass from the inside to the outside. Armored glass has a number of applications, including:
- Medical establishments
- Government buildings
- Police Offices
While bullet-proof glass looks similar to regular glass, bullet-resistant glass will hold firm even after striking several rounds of bullets, while conventional glass will break down immediately. Although the manufacturing process varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, it usually involves applying polycarbonate material between pieces of standard glass. This process is known as lamination and results in glass that is longer and thicker than standard glass (typically between 7 millimeters and 75 millimeters). The thickness of the glass usually depends on the application. For example, a military base in a military area is likely to require maximum protection from heavy weapons, while it is unlikely that a home building will be fired by such devastating weapons, so the same level of security is not always necessary.