September 2013

Transparent Armor Glazing Solutions for Increased Protection
Armorgard®, Suregard® and Lexgard® laminates from SABIC Innovative Plastics have the potential to provide formidable defense against major threats. Major industry segments that may benefit from the use of these materials include guard booths, military vehicles and bases, embassies, government buildings, corporations, manufacturing facilities, schools, detention centers, gas stations, banks and critical infrastructure areas such as chemical sites.

Amid heightened concerns about personal protection and security from both natural and human threats, transparent armor laminates are gaining popularity for glazing applications. Armor laminates can be found in applications ranging from buildings, guardhouses, armored vehicles and detention centers to schools and banks to critical infrastructure such as power plants, government buildings and embassies. Learn about the benefits of laminates made from polycarbonate and glass for these applications here.

 

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Transparent Armor Glazing Solutions for Increased Protection
Polycarbonate Hurricane Shutters Provide Better Protection and Safety
Plastics Serve and Protect

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Polycarbonate Hurricane Shutters Provide Better Protection and Safety

Hurricane season can be cause for concern for many homeowners and businesses. Repairing damage done from these storms can cost millions or even billions of dollars, and shattered windows can endanger the lives of families and employees. Hurricane shutters are an essential part of keeping a building and its occupants safe during these dangerous storms. Shutters need to withstand winds of up to 150 miles per hour, flying debris from surrounding structures and pounding, forceful rain. To better protect these families and companies, hurricane shutters are now being produced with polycarbonate sheet, offering better protection and safety.

Find out more about how plastics can keep you safe during hurricanes.

Technical Advisory: Polycarbonate

Polycarbonates (PC) have exceptionally high impact strength over a wide temperature range. They are characterized by an excellent combination of toughness, transparency, heat and flame resistance and dimensional stability. Humidity changes have little effect on dimensions or properties of molded polycarbonate parts.

For more information, see Introduction to Plastics, the IAPD guide to plastic materials and applications.


Plastics Serve and Protect

Around the world, plastics are saving lives and protecting people from attachs in all forms, from ballistics to extreme weather to hazards on the job site. Plastics save lives.

Did you know that polycarbonate is inherently a very strong material? It”s 200 times the impact strength of glass — at the same thickness. A 1-1/4" laminate polycarbonate can stop a 44 magnum bullet.

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