Anti-Terrorism Glass and Glazing

Forced entry, ballistic, and blast protection security glazing materials

Plastic Materials for Anti-Terrorism Specifications

Terrorism--or deliberate acts of violence to fulfill a political or social agenda--is most often perpetrated against government buildings, retail stores, and prominent businesses. In many cases, a building’s most vulnerable point of forced entry attack is the glass. Fortifying the glass is essential to protect against property damage, looting, and injury to occupants. Curbell Plastics offers off-the-shelf ballistic and containment grade materials, glass lamination materials, and technical support to increase a facility’s ability to resist a physical threat.

Anti-terrorism standards for security glazing:

Forced Entry

  • UL 972
  • ASTM F1233
  • ASTM F1915

Ballistic

  • UL 752  
  • NIJ 018.01

Blast Resistant

  • GSA-TS01-2003
  • UFC 4-010-01 DoD

Buildings that commonly use anti-terrorism glazing:  

  • Embassies
  • Courthouses
  • Police stations
  • Federal buildings
  • Legislative assemblies
  • Department of State buildings
  • Government facilities
  • Retail stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Commercial buildings
  • Schools
  • Historical sites
  • Private residences

 

Forced Entry and Ballistic Grade Plastic Materials

To help address critical threat vulnerabilities, transparent bullet resistant and containment grade plastic sheet materials are available from Curbell Plastics. 

FORCED ENTRY AND BALLISTIC GRADE PLASTIC MATERIALS COMPARISION
Material Forced Entry Ballistic Thickness
TUFFAK® Hygard® BR750
Construction:
polycarbonate/acrylic laminate
N/A UL 752, Level 1 0.750"
TUFFAK® Hygard® BR1000
Construction:
all polycarbonate laminate
ASTM F1233-08 Class 2.4 (contraband passage)
ASTM F1233-08 Class 5 (body passage)
ASTM F1915-03 Grade 1
UL 752, Level 2 1.000"
TUFFAK® Hygard® BR1250
Construction:
all polycarbonate laminate
ASTM F1233-08 Class 2.5 (contraband passage)
ASTM F1233-08 Class 5 (body passage)
ASTM F1915-03 Grade 1
UL 752, Level 3
NIJ Level II
NIJ Level IIIA
1.250"
TUFFAK® Hygard® MS1250
Construction:
polycarbonate/acrylic laminate
N/A UL 752, Level 6
Supplementary Shotgun
1.250"
TUFFAK® Hygard® CG375
Construction:
all polycarbonate laminate
ASTM F1233 Class 1.5 (contraband passage)
ASTM F1233 Class 2.8 (body passage)
ASTM F1915 Grade 3
ASTM F1233, Class HG1 0.375"
TUFFAK® Hygard® CG500
Construction:
all polycarbonate laminate
ASTM F1233 Class 1.5 (contraband passage) 
ASTM F1233 Class 3.2 (body passage)
ASTM F1915 Grade 1
ASTM F1233, Class HG1 0.500"
TUFFAK® Hygard® CG750
Construction:
all polycarbonate laminate
ASTM F1233 Class 2.4 (contraband passage) 
ASTM F1233 Class 3.5 (body passage)
ASTM F1915 Grade 1
N/A 0.750"
TUFFAK® Hygard® AR500
Construction:
monolithic polycarbonate with 
a scratch resistant coating
ASTM F1233 Class 1.4 (contraband passage)
ASTM F1233 Class 2.0 (body passage)
ASTM F1915 Grade 3
N/A 0.500"
Polycast® MP
Construction:
all monolithic acrylic
with/without a scratch
resistant hardcoat
 
N/A UL 752, Level 1 1.250"
Plexiglas® SB 
Construction:
all monolithic acrylic
with/without a scratch
resistant hardcoat
N/A UL 752, Level 1 1.250"
Polycast® HP
Construction:
all monolithic acrylic
with/without a scratch
resistant hardcoat
N/A UL 752, Level 2 1.375"

The preceding information is intended to be a quick comparison of material options/specifications for screening purposes during material selection procedures and not a comprehensive discussion of each material. 
 

Lamination Grade Plastic Materials

Glass laminators require quality polycarbonate and interlayer materials to create protective layers for window glazing, glass railings, and curtain walls. We supply materials for glass lamination including:  

Fabrication and Machining Services

Take advantage of our plastic fabrication and machining services to save time and money on plastic parts. Utilizing in-house capabilities and partnering with fabrication specialists we provide customers with reliable fabrication solutions, machined parts and cut-to-size materials for any application.

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Which plastic materials are right for your anti-terrorism security application? 

We work with security glazing laminators, suppliers, and installers to solve common application challenges against acts of violence. Curbell’s mix of stocked inventory give anti-terrorism and security lamination projects strength, clarity, and security. Start to finish, Curbell offers glazing and security professionals expert service and material selection assistance. 

Whatever you need, our plastics experts are here for you—ready to answer your technical questions and discuss materials. 

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