Strongwell's armor panels are manufactured
utilizing a proprietary resin mix and specially
constructed glass reinforcements. The components
are combined in the pultrusion process with a
specific ratio of glass to resin. A controlled
curing sequence creates a panel that, when
struck by a bullet or other projectile, will
delaminate in a way that absorbs the energy and
stops the projectile.
- Judge Benches
- Jury Boxes
- Convenience Stores
- Bank Teller Areas
- Panic Rooms and Safe
- Storm Shelters
Strongwell's composite armor is
independently tested on a regular basis to
ensure conformance to certain specification
requirements. The panels to the left were tested
for UL 572 Level 3 with a .44 Magnum Pistol from
a distance of five meters.
delamination process of energy absorption is
illustrated in the photo above. Three .44 magnum
bullets are totally encapsulated by the
fiberglass panel to meet UL 572 Level 3.
Fabrication and Installation
Strongwell's HS Armor panels can be cut and drilled
using ordinary carpenter's tools. A carbide "grit edge"
blade is recommended for cutting. It is recommended to
use high speed drill bits at slow speeds when drilling.
Installation of panels is easily accomplished with
bolts, screws or industrial grade adhesive.
Sizes and Availability
The 1/2" panels weigh approximately five pounds per
square foot. Panels are available in widths of up to 4
feet and in any shippable length.
Testing and Requirements
HS armor panels are independently tested on a regular
basis for conformance to the following specification
requirements. The panels above were tested for UL 752
Level 3 with a .44 Magnum Pistol.
public defender's building in Georgia was outfitted with
HS Armor as drywall for protection.
Contractors easily installed the panels to create a
smooth wall surface on these rooms, mimicking dry wall,
but providing the security desired.