How Bulletproof Glass can protect your life
Bulletproof glass, which is also known as bullet-resistant glass, ballistic glass and transparent armor, consists of transparent materials. Bulletproof glass is very resistant and can withstand damages that occur from small projectiles and bullets. Usually, the bulletproof glass contains one to two kinds of glasses, hard and soft. In the manufacturing stage of ballistic glass, polycarbonate, acrylic, glass-clad polycarbonate and thermoplastic materials are added in order to ensure a high resistance from bullets.
How Bulletproof glass works
Bulletproof Glass is different to ordinary glass. To describe it more precisely, it is made up of layers of polycarbonate that are sandwiched in between pieces of toughened glass. Another word for the layers is laminate, which can be up to eight times thicker than a single pane and is obviously much heavier.
To show how it works when a bullet strikes bulletproof glass, the energy of the security glass spreads out sideways through the layers. As the energy is divided between different components of this glass, it can be quickly absorbed. As a result, the bullet slows down that it loses its energy to pierce through the glass
Where bulletproof glass is used
Typical end users of bulletproof glass are the governmental services industry, financial services industry, automotive industry, construction industry and aerospace industry. The stronger glass is used in banks, cash trucks, ATM booths, residential buildings and premium vehicles. Manufacturers of bulletproof glass are constantly conducting research to develop even better technologies for the glass. The main factors that determine the kind of glass are its thickness and end-users demand. The transparent armor is mostly applied for security purposes as security needs are increasing worldwide.
The dominating market for transparent armor is North America, which makes up 26.8% of the overall market. North America is taking the lead, followed by Europe. In spite of these figures, the Middle East and Africa are expecting to experience highest CAGR during the forecast.
Security concerns are driving demand for bulletproof glass worldwide
The main drivers of resistant glass are the rising safety and security concerns globally, which are expected to further accelerate within the next five to six years. With terrorist attacks and increasing security concerns especially in the US and in Africa, governments are aiming at minimizing risk. Further drivers are the low-security requirements across the globe, the growth of the automobile industry, increasing financial services market, and rising GDP rates of developing countries.