Crystal Armor

Ballistic glass for all your protection purposes

Glass with ballistic protection

Ballistic glass provides protection against any form of ballistic threat to keep people safe. To make ballistic glass, transparent materials are laminated to obtain the necessary armoring strength of the glass. Next to protection, ballistic glass can feature abundant properties, for technical or aesthetical properties. Shapes and dimensions, curved or flat, are all possible with laminating glass. 

Whereas glass provides vision to people, it does as well expose them to combat aims. Crystal Armor does not allow glass to be the weakest link of the construction, vehicle, or ship, as tested in shooting ranges and proven in the field. Our ballistic glass is certified for abundant protection purposes, and has armored buildings, vehicles, ships, and any application thinkable in need of protection. 

We design and manufacture Crystal Armor custom-made to protect your application as flat and curved windows. Over the years, we have developed certifications, toolings and designs that give positive impact to lead times and adjustments for most projects.

Ballistic Glass protection Purposes

Ballistic glass can find purpuse for virtually any application that demands ballistic threat relief and vision. The objective of the glass can be either to exclusively stop the bullet from penetrating (low spall), or to also stop collateral splintering (no spall). Mostly, it is installed to protect humans, but also to repel the robbery of valuables to be kept safe inside vehicles, shops or banks. Balllistic glass armors vehicles, buildings, vessels, or any other application where protection is provided against various calibers of ballistic projectiles, or blasts and explosions. 

Ballistic glass has many synonyms used in the industry. It is also called bullet-resistant glass, armored glass, or transparent armor. Ironically, a popular name given to this product, Bullet-proof glass, in reality does not exist. Nevertheless, the stronger variants of ballistic glass easily potect against AK-47’s assault rifles, Dragonov Sniper rifles, and heavy caliber machine guns. The protective properties even extend when extreme weather conditions are no problem for the glass to withstand calibers against its designated protection, by use of upgraded materials and processing.   

 It has reached widespread armoring for constructions, as the European Parliament, to Armored Personnel Carriers and Cash-in-Transit vehicles, to navy offshore patrol vessels.

qUALITY AND STRENGTH

When it comes to the strength of bullet resistant glass, the sky is the limit.

With an international reputation for its leading strength and quality, Crystal Armor is deployed worldwide. Crystal Armor has been trusted to armor and secure hundreds of types of military and civilian applications.

Crystal Armor is the outcome of years of development in technology that meets accuracy of techniques, attentive quality control and choice of materials. Developing our own formulas of transparent materials and processing techniques ensures ballistic strength and glass laminating quality.

The lifetime of the laminated glass and the uncompromised optical clarity is paramount and evident. For military grade requirements, the ballistic performance of our glass is challenged and proven by shooting after conditioning glass at -32°C and +50°C temperature extremes.

Crystal Armor is available in Bullet-resistance classes:

  • EN 1063 BR 1-7 (NS)
  • AEP 55 NATO 4569 STANAG 1-4
  • VPAM 2006 L 1-14
NATO - STANAG shooting test

Thickness of bullet resistant glass

The objective is to make bullet-resistant glass as thin as possible. Ballistic threat levels are based on the caliber, amount of shots, shootig distance and speed, and other conditions. For each threat level, there is an optimal composition of materials. Minimizing the thickness saves weight, and maintains high glass transparency.

Crystal Armor is tested in a wide range of threat levels, in both civil and military grade. The thickness and areal density (weight) of our ballistic glass is achieved at outstanding standards. There is a vast difference between security levels, and therefore the thickness of armored glass is also different. 

To make Crystal Armor glazing suitable for each protection level, each level represents its own thickness. The armored glass thicknesses for civilian levels start at 10 to 68 millimeters, whereas our military grade armored glass is between at 39 millimeters and 148 millimeters. 

CRYSTAL ARMOR BALLISTIC CHARTS

Across military and civil protection levels, our ballistic glass is available in composites of either glass-polycarbonate or full-glass. Consult the thickness of Crystal Armor in the ballistic charts.

Features for Crystal Armor

Crystal Armor can be upgraded with technical features. A combination of ballistic glass and additional solutions provides combined solutions of bullet resistance with heating to povide comfort in tough weather, fitting supports, additional safety, or other technical possibilities. More technologies or a mix of various solutions are also possible on request.

Heating

Heated ballistic glass on the outer or interlayers for de-icing or defogging. Choose between Tungsten wires or transparent invisible coating.

GUNPORT

Heavy-duty gunports fitted into the glasses to enable counterstrikes whilst remaining guarded by Crystal Armor.

FRAMING

Glasses are sealed in ballistic frames for convenient mounting of your ballistic windows.

EMI-shielding

Performs attenuation on several frequencies with an invisible specially developed coating between the glass layers.

Acoustic absorption

The composite materials of Crystal Armor have the properties to reduce the acoustics coming through the windows.

ANTI-REFLECTION

The outer glass layer of ballistic windows can be treated with an Anti-reflection layer that helps avoid the detection of a vehicle and reduces disturbing images.

TINTING

Interlayers with opaqueness or color can be applied to reduce the transparency, help camouflage or to imitate brightness.

Scratch-Resistant

The outer layer can be replaced by a scratch resistant ply at higher toughness than glass.

Warranty

Crystal Company guarantees the product quality of Crystal Armor with 3 years of warranty, which can be extended on request to 4 and to 5 years.

Industries that use crystal armour

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