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How thick is ballistic glass?

In the realm of vehicle security, Armormax® sets the gold standard with its innovative ballistic glass solutions. Our commitment to precision and protection is unwavering, and it’s evident in every facet of our ballistic glass offerings.

The Range of Protection Levels

At Armormax®, we understand that not all security needs are the same. This is why our ballistic glass comes in a range of thicknesses, spanning from 20mm to an impressive 70mm. These varying thicknesses correspond to different protection levels, ensuring that you can find the perfect fit for your unique security requirements.

One such protection level that has gained widespread recognition is the 42mm B6+ (7.62 x 51). This configuration offers robust security and is frequently chosen for regions with elevated security challenges.

Precision Craftsmanship

What sets Armormax® apart is our unwavering commitment to precision. We understand that every vehicle is unique, with its distinct character, dimensions, and design intricacies. To ensure the perfect integration of our ballistic glass, we take a meticulous, bespoke approach.

Our process involves the removal of the original glass, followed by the crafting of each ballistic glass piece to seamlessly fit the vehicle’s structure. This not only enhances security but also ensures a harmonious blend of safety and aesthetics.

Seeing Is Believing

To truly appreciate the transformative power of Armormax® ballistic glass, we invite you to explore our video demonstration. This captivating visual showcases the dramatic difference between conventional glass and the impenetrable shield of Armormax® ballistic glass.

When it comes to security, Armormax® ballistic glass is the epitome of precision and protection. It’s where safety and style converge to offer you unparalleled peace of mind on the road. Contact us today if you have any questions!

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The thickness of ballistic glass, also known as bulletproof glass, can vary significantly depending on the desired level of protection and the specific material composition. Here’s a breakdown of the key factors:

Level of Protection:

  • Lower levels: Ballistic glass designed to stop low-powered handgun rounds might start as thin as 6 millimeters (0.24 inches).
  • Higher levels: Glass offering protection against high-powered rifle rounds can be significantly thicker, ranging from 20 to 35 millimeters (0.79 to 1.38 inches) or even more.

Material Composition:

  • Traditional laminated glass: This type typically uses multiple layers of glass bonded with a strong, transparent plastic like polycarbonate. The thickness of each layer and the number of layers directly affect the overall thickness of the glass.
  • Newer materials: Some manufacturers utilize advanced materials like polycarbonate composites or ceramic composites. These materials can offer comparable levels of protection with potentially thinner profiles compared to traditional laminated glass.

Additional Considerations:

  • Weight: Thicker glass translates to increased weight, impacting the vehicle’s performance and fuel efficiency.
  • Visibility: Thicker glass can also slightly reduce visibility, especially in low-light conditions.
  • Cost: The thickness and material composition directly impact the cost of the bulletproof glass.

It’s important to understand that thickness is just one factor in determining the ballistic resistance of glass. The specific material composition, the quality of the lamination process, and the overall design of the glass assembly all contribute to the level of protection offered.

Here’s an example:

  • Level B4 armored vehicle (offering protection against high-powered handguns) might utilize 10 millimeters (0.39 inches) thick laminated glass with multiple layers of glass and polycarbonate.
  • Level B6 armored vehicle (offering protection against common assault rifles) might require 25 millimeters (0.98 inches) thick glass or even thicker, potentially using advanced materials like ceramic composites.

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