Bullet Resistant Fiberglass Plate


Bullet resistant fiberglass plate is constructed to provide any facility with the latest in military grade protection from armed attackers. Originally developed for use by the Department of Defense for protection from mortar fire, our fiberglass composite panels offer superior ballistic resistance at a weight less than 25% that of a comparable steel panel. These same panels are now available for commercial security applications for your business, home or governmental facility.

Our bullet resistant fiberglass panels are constructed from multiple layers of woven fiberglass encapsulated with a proprietary resin system by the pultrusion process, which produces a rigid panel with exceptional ballistic resistance. The unique composite matrix of the panels allow for retention of the projectile to avoid potentially hazardous ricochet. These fiberglass panels offer ballistic resistant security with the additional performance advantages of durability, corrosion resistance, electrical non-conductivity, low thermal conductivity and light weight.

Used for both indoor and outdoor applications, these fiberglass panels can be easily incorporated into standard building design to provide undetectable ballistic or bullet resistant protection. Panels can be field fabricated using simple installation methods and common carpentry tools. Surface finish is smooth and in a white color, with custom colors available in production quantities. Our fiberglass panels can be primed and painted or covered by gypsum board or other materials to match specific requirements.

Panels are available with a nominal thickness of 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch for protection to UL 752 Levels 1, 2 and 3 and NIJ Levels I, II and IIIA test standards for ballistic or bullet resistance. Additional protection against higher power ammunitions to UL 752 Level 4 for 30 caliber rifles and Level 8 for 7.62mm rifles is achieved by layering multiple fiberglass panels. This also permits offsetting of panel joints and easier handling for installation over the use of thicker, heavier panels where greater protection is required.

Our bullet resistant fiberglass panels are constructed from layers of 0-90-degree woven E-glass fiber reinforcements with a proprietary resin system in several sizes from 36 by 84 inches to 48 by 120 inches with other panel lengths available. These panels are rated for Listing by Underwriters Laboratory for Ballistic Resistance to UL 752, authorizing Direct Metals’ use of UL’s Mark. Direct Metals’ bullet resistant fiberglass panels are fire rated for 1 hour per ASTM E-119-09c Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials, modified to a smaller scale gypsum board wall assembly. Panels also meet a flame spread rating of 45 and a smoke developed rating of 165 per ASTM E-84-08a Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials, achieving a NFPA and IBC Class B fire rating. Class A panels are also available in production quantities.

Applications

Commercial
• Banks
• Check cashing
• Pawn shops
• Loan offices
• Jewelry stores

Governmental
• Courtrooms
• Judges’ chambers
• Police stations
• Detention facilities
• Firing ranges

Industrial
• Bonded warehousing
• Security buildings
• Shielding of equipment

Residential
• Safe rooms
• Storm shelters
• Door systems

We carry a wide variety of fiberglass grating and fiberglass products including Molded Fiberglass Grating, Pultruded Fiberglass Grating, Fiberglass Covered Grating, Bullet Resistant Fiberglass Plate, Heavy Duty Fiberglass Grating, Fiberglass Grating Handrails and Fiberglass Ladders, Fiberglass Attachments and Fiberglass Clips, Fiberglass Floor Plates and Fiberglass Structural Shapes.

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