Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet

Bullet resistant polycarbonate is available in a variety of grades and strengths. it is a great option for added safety and protection. Bullet-resistant polycarbonate meets all security requirements with regard to protection against forced entry and ballistic impact. Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate is an alternative to bulletproof glass. Custom cuts and cut-to-size available. Have machined into fabricated parts. Stocked materials typically ship in 2-5 business days.

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Standard size

ThicknessDimensionsColor CodeGrade
20mm1220mmX2440mmClear  BR LEVEL 1
25mm1220mmX2440mmClearBR LEVEL 1
30mm1220mmX2440mmClearBR LEVEL 2
35mm1220mmX2440mmClearBR LEVEL 2
40mm1220mmX2440mmClearBR LEVEL 3
50mm1220mmX2440mmClearBR LEVEL 3

Typical Properties

Specific gravity (73°F) D7921.2
Light transmittance (transparency/clarity)%D100386
Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi°FD648270
Tensile strengthpsiD6389,500
Flexural moduluspsiD790345,000
Izod impact (notched)ft-lbs/in of notchD25612.0 – 16.0
Maximum continuous service temperature in air°F 240
Water absorption (immersion 24 hours)%D5700.15
Coefficient of linear thermal expansionin/in/°Fx10-5D6963.8

Why KUSLA plastic Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet

  • Unparalleled protection against ballistic threats
  • High impact resistance, no shattering
  • Optically clear for enhanced visibility
  • Lightweight yet strong design
  • Available in various levels of bullet resistance
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Weather and UV resistant
  • Easy to fabricate and install
  • Customizable options
  • Versatile applications in high-security settings
  • Compliance with industry standards
  • Expert support and guidance
  • Enhanced peace of mind
  • Cost-effective solution
  • Trustworthy supplier
  • Safety certifications

FAQs about Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet

Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet, also known as ballistic or bulletproof polycarbonate, is a specialized type of polycarbonate sheet designed to provide enhanced protection against ballistic threats. It is made by laminating multiple layers of polycarbonate material together, creating a tough and durable sheet capable of withstanding high-velocity impacts from bullets or projectiles. The unique construction and composition of Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet make it highly resistant to penetration, offering a reliable barrier against ballistic threats in various applications.

Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet provides protection by utilizing its unique design and material properties. The sheet is constructed by layering multiple sheets of polycarbonate together, often with interlayers of other materials such as glass or thermoplastic. This laminated structure is designed to absorb and distribute the impact energy from bullets or projectiles, preventing them from penetrating through the sheet.

The polycarbonate material itself has high impact resistance and toughness, making it capable of withstanding the force of high-velocity impacts. It has excellent tensile strength, allowing it to absorb and disperse the energy of the bullet across a larger area, reducing the likelihood of penetration.

Additionally, the interlayers in the laminated structure provide additional strength and stability. These interlayers may be made of materials such as glass or thermoplastic that have high toughness and can further absorb and dissipate the energy from ballistic impacts.

Overall, the combination of the layered construction, the impact-resistant properties of polycarbonate, and the energy-dissipating interlayers work together to provide effective protection against bullet penetration.

Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheets are available in various levels of protection, often referred to as ballistic ratings or levels. These levels are standardized and categorized based on the specific types of ammunition they can resist. The most common bullet-resistant levels include:

  1. Level I: Designed to resist handgun calibers such as 9mm and .38 Special.
  2. Level II: Provides protection against higher velocity handgun calibers such as .357 Magnum and .40 S&W.
  3. Level IIIA: Offers protection against a wide range of handgun calibers, including .44 Magnum and 9mm submachine gun rounds.
  4. Level III: Designed to withstand rifle rounds such as 7.62x39mm and .308 Winchester.
  5. Level IV: Provides the highest level of protection, capable of stopping armor-piercing rifle rounds like .30-06 AP and .50 BMG.

It’s important to note that the specific level required for a given application depends on the intended threat level and the level of protection desired. Consulting with security professionals or experts in the field can help determine the appropriate bullet-resistant level for a specific application.

While Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheets are designed to provide a high level of protection against bullets, it’s important to note that they have limitations. The ability to stop bullets depends on the specific bullet-resistant level of the polycarbonate sheet. Higher-level bullet-resistant sheets are designed to withstand more powerful ammunition, including rifle rounds, while lower-level sheets are intended for handgun calibers.

However, it’s crucial to understand that there is no completely bulletproof material. The effectiveness of bullet-resistant polycarbonate sheets also depends on factors such as the velocity, caliber, and type of ammunition being used. Additionally, multiple shots or sustained fire in the same area can potentially compromise the integrity of the sheet.

To ensure adequate protection, it is recommended to consult with experts in the field who can assess the specific requirements of your application and recommend the appropriate level of bullet-resistant polycarbonate sheet to meet your needs.

Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheets are utilized in various industries and applications where ballistic protection is essential. Some common industries and applications that frequently employ these sheets include:

  1. Security and law enforcement: Bullet-resistant barriers for police stations, correctional facilities, security checkpoints, and guard booths.
  2. Military and defense: Armored vehicles, military installations, ballistic shields, and protective equipment.
  3. Financial institutions: Bank teller windows, currency exchange centers, and ATM enclosures.
  4. Government buildings: Embassies, consulates, courthouses, and government offices.
  5. Retail and commercial spaces: Jewelry stores, high-end retail establishments, and valuable asset protection.
  6. Transportation: Bullet-resistant windows for armored vehicles, trains, and aircraft.
  7. Schools and educational institutions: Safety measures for entryways, administrative offices, and security checkpoints.
  8. Public venues and events: Stadiums, arenas, concert halls, and convention centers.
  9. Energy and utility facilities: Protection for control rooms, substations, and critical infrastructure.
  10. Healthcare facilities: Emergency rooms, trauma centers, and pharmacies.
  11. Hospitality industry: Bullet-resistant partitions for hotel reception desks and concierge areas.
  12. Residential applications: High-security homes, panic rooms, and safe rooms.
  13. Museums and art galleries: Protection for valuable artwork and artifacts.
  14. Prisons and detention centers: Secure inmate areas and correctional facilities.
  15. Industrial settings: Manufacturing facilities, warehouses, and research laboratories.

Yes, Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheets are designed to be shatterproof. They are engineered with multiple layers of polycarbonate material that is highly resistant to impact and can withstand the force of bullets without shattering or splintering. This property is crucial for maintaining the integrity of the barrier and ensuring the protection of individuals behind it. The multi-layered composition of the sheet helps to absorb and dissipate the energy of the bullet, preventing it from penetrating through the material and minimizing the risk of dangerous fragments or shards. The shatterproof nature of Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheets enhances the safety and security provided by these products, making them an ideal choice for applications where ballistic protection is required.

a comparison table highlighting the differences between Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet and other bulletproof materials:

PropertiesBullet Resistant Polycarbonate SheetSteelCeramic
StrengthHighVery HighHigh
Spalling ResistanceYesNoPartial

Yes, Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet can be used for windows and doors in various applications. Its high strength and impact resistance make it an excellent choice for enhancing security and providing ballistic protection in sensitive environments such as government buildings, banks, embassies, and other high-security facilities. It can be installed as transparent glazing or incorporated into existing window and door systems to create a bullet-resistant barrier without compromising visibility.

The optimal thickness of Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet depends on the specific level of protection required. Bullet-resistant levels are typically categorized by industry standards such as the UL 752 or EN 1063 standards. These standards specify the minimum thickness and performance requirements for different bullet-resistant levels.

For higher-level protection against more powerful projectiles, thicker polycarbonate sheets are generally recommended. The thickness can range from multiple layers of thinner sheets to a single, thick sheet, depending on the desired level of protection. It is essential to consult the specific requirements and standards relevant to your application to determine the appropriate thickness for optimal protection.

Yes, Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet can be installed in existing structures. The installation process typically involves retrofitting the polycarbonate sheets into the existing windows, doors, or other vulnerable areas that require bullet-resistant protection. The specific installation method may vary depending on the structure and the intended application.

In some cases, it may be necessary to remove the existing glazing and replace it with the bullet-resistant polycarbonate sheet. This process can be done by trained professionals who have experience working with bullet-resistant materials.

Yes, Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet is designed to be UV resistant. It is formulated with additives that provide protection against the harmful effects of UV radiation. This UV resistance helps to prevent yellowing, discoloration, and degradation of the polycarbonate sheet when exposed to sunlight.

The UV resistance of Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet allows it to maintain its clarity, transparency, and structural integrity over an extended period, even when installed in outdoor applications. This makes it suitable for use in environments where direct sunlight exposure is a concern, such as building exteriors, security windows, or other outdoor installations.

The lifespan of Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet can vary depending on various factors such as the quality of the material, installation conditions, and maintenance practices. However, when properly installed and maintained, Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet has a long lifespan.

On average, Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years or more. The durable nature of polycarbonate and its resistance to impact, weathering, and UV radiation contribute to its longevity. It is known for its excellent durability and ability to withstand harsh conditions, making it suitable for long-term use in security applications.

To ensure the extended lifespan of Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet, it is essential to follow manufacturer recommendations for installation, cleaning, and maintenance. This may include regular inspections, cleaning with mild soap and water, avoiding abrasive materials, and applying protective coatings or films as needed.

Yes, there are specific installation requirements for Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet to ensure its optimal performance and effectiveness. Here are some key considerations for installation:

  1. Professional Installation: It is highly recommended to have Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet installed by trained professionals who have experience working with security glazing systems. They have the knowledge and expertise to ensure proper installation and adherence to safety standards.
  2. Frame and Anchoring: The frame and anchoring system play a crucial role in the overall performance of Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet. The frame should be strong, rigid, and capable of securely holding the sheet in place. Anchors or fasteners should be appropriately sized and spaced to provide adequate support.
  3. Sealant and Gaskets: Proper sealing is essential to prevent water infiltration, maintain structural integrity, and enhance the bullet-resistant properties of the sheet. High-quality sealants and gaskets specifically designed for security glazing should be used to create a watertight and airtight seal around the edges of the sheet.
  4. Compatibility with Surrounding Materials: It’s important to ensure that the materials used in the installation, such as frames and sealants, are compatible with Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet. Compatibility ensures long-term performance and prevents issues such as chemical reactions, degradation, or compromised structural integrity.
  5. Compliance with Building Codes and Regulations: Verify that the installation of Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet complies with local building codes, safety regulations, and any relevant industry standards. This may include requirements for fire safety, impact resistance, and glazing thickness.

Yes, Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet can be customized in terms of size and shape to fit specific project requirements. This flexibility is one of the advantages of polycarbonate as a material. Here are some key points regarding customization:

  1. Custom Cutting: Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet can be custom cut to achieve the desired dimensions. This allows for precise fitting in windows, doors, or other areas where protection is required. Custom cutting can be done by the manufacturer or specialized fabricators using tools and techniques suitable for polycarbonate.
  2. CNC Machining: For complex shapes or intricate designs, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining can be employed. This process uses computer-guided cutting tools to precisely shape the polycarbonate sheet according to the desired design. CNC machining allows for detailed customization, making it suitable for unique or specific applications.
  3. Bending and Forming: In addition to cutting, Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet can be bent or formed to achieve curved or angled shapes. This capability makes it adaptable to various architectural or structural requirements. Bending and forming processes may involve heat or specialized equipment to ensure proper shaping without compromising the integrity of the bullet-resistant properties.
  4. Multiple Panel Configurations: Large areas or unique applications may require the use of multiple panels of Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet. These panels can be seamlessly integrated or joined together using appropriate techniques, such as bonding or mechanical fastening, to create a unified protective barrier.

Proper maintenance and cleaning of Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet are essential to ensure its long-lasting performance and clarity. Here are some recommended procedures:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Clean the surface of the polycarbonate sheet regularly using a soft cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent solution. Gently wipe the surface in a circular motion to remove dirt, dust, and fingerprints. Avoid using abrasive materials or harsh chemicals that can scratch or damage the surface.
  2. Rinse with Water: After cleaning, rinse the polycarbonate sheet with clean water to remove any residue from the soap or detergent. Use a gentle stream of water or a spray bottle to ensure thorough rinsing.
  3. Drying: Dry the surface of the polycarbonate sheet with a soft, lint-free cloth or chamois. Avoid using rough or abrasive materials that can leave scratches.
  4. Avoid Solvents: Avoid using solvents, alcohol-based cleaners, or strong chemicals on the polycarbonate sheet, as they can cause damage or discoloration. Stick to mild soap or detergent solutions and water for cleaning.
  5. Scratch Prevention: To prevent scratches, avoid using rough or abrasive materials during cleaning. Use soft, non-abrasive cloths or sponges and gentle cleaning motions. It is also advisable to keep sharp or abrasive objects away from the surface of the polycarbonate sheet.
  6. Protective Film: During installation or when the polycarbonate sheet is not in use, consider keeping a protective film or covering on the surface. This can help prevent scratches and maintain the clarity of the sheet. Make sure the film is compatible with polycarbonate and does not leave any residue.
  7. Avoid High Heat: Protect the polycarbonate sheet from exposure to high heat sources, such as open flames or hot objects. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can cause deformation or damage to the sheet.
  8. Visual Inspection: Regularly inspect the polycarbonate sheet for any signs of damage, such as cracks or chips. If any damage is detected, take appropriate measures to repair or replace the affected area.

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