Poly Carbonate Glass at first sight looks identical to an ordinary pane of glass, but that’s where the similarities end.
The recent attempted robbery at a Malaysian Jewelry shop shows how strong Poly Carbonate Glass actually is.
The four thieves are shown on CCTV armed with sledgehammers trying to smash into a display cabinet.
But it just leads to them failing miserably and with them also leaving empty handed.
To see our You Tube Video of the robbers in action click here.
An ordinary piece of glass shatters when struck by a single bullet or sledgehammer.
Bullet resistant glass is designed to withstand one or several rounds of bullets depending on the thickness of the glass.
So, what gives bullet-resistant glass the ability to stop bullets?
Different manufacturers make different variations of bullet-resistant glass
But it is basically made by layering a poly carbonate material between pieces of ordinary glass
This process creates a glass-like material that is thicker than normal glass.
Poly carbonate is a tough transparent plastic between 7 millimeters and 75 millimeters in thickness.
A bullet fired at a sheet of bullet-resistant glass will pierce the outside layer of the glass,
but the layered poly carbonate-glass material is able to absorb the bullet’s energy and stop it before it exits the final layer.
To read more about the attempted break in click here
Or to find out more about different types of glass other than poly carbonate glass click here