Makrolon® Ballistic & Security Grade
August 16, 2012
Makrolon®: Security Solutions
Bullet Resistant Material and Security Barriers
Taking proper security measures helps businesses protect their most valuable assets including employees, customers, products, physical location and reputation.
Bullet resistant material and security barriers have proven to be some of the most effective deterrents against criminal activity. These protective barriers safeguard the lives of employees during robberies, attempted assaults or other violent crimes. These low profile barriers also protect other valuable business assets without interfering with day-to-day business activities.
Makrolon® Hygard material makes it possible for businesses to accomplish a high-level of security without compromising customer service, the business’ ability to promote and market products, the overall look of the store, or an employee’s ability to efficiently and effectively go about their day’s tasks.
Makrolon® Hygard consists of multiple layers of polycarbonate or polycarbonate/acrylic sheets, making it an ideal glazing solution for multiple ballistic and security certifications. Makrolon® Hygard is protected on the surface by Makrolon® AR hard-coat technology, assuring long-lasting surface clarity, resistance to chemical attack, abrasion resistance and yellowing. Performance unsurpassed by glass and glass-clad, polycarbonate products are seen in a wide variety of glazing applications where security and containment are critical.
Four Makrolon® Hygard products have achieved UL 752 ballistic certification (see table above): Hygard BR 750, Hygard BR 1000, Hygard BR 1250 and MS 1250. UL is a global leader in testing and certifying materials. UL 752 rates ballistic-resistant material in 9 levels, defining “bullet-resisting” as: “Protection is provided against complete penetration, passage of fragments of projectiles, or spalling (fragmentation) of the protective material to the degree that injury would be caused to a person standing directly behind the bullet-resisting barrier.”
Makrolon® AR 500 and Makrolon® Hygard CG 375, 500 ad 750 have received ASTM and HP White security certification (CG 500 and 750 received HP White ballistic certification), which protects against forced entry, chemical attack and is certified for containment.
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Total Plastics is a leading supplier and fabricator of high quality security glazing substrate. Our material is produced by the most trusted manufactures. Bullet resistant material is UL tested and certified.