Whether in homes, villas, corporate or public buildings, windows and glass doors are an indispensible feature: they let in daylight and create a friendly, pleasant and inviting atmosphere. No wonder architects love to use the aesthetic appeal of high-quality glazing to create uniquely beautiful spaces for living and working. And good to know crystal-clear and distortion-free ballistic glass by SILATEC gives you all the security you need without compromising on beauty and architectural integrity. Thanks to it exceptional thinness and low weight, our bulletproof glass is easy to install in newly constructed or existing buildings. In addition, it possesses excellent thermal insulation properties, making it ideal for modern, energy-efficient buildings or retrofitting older objects for greater energy savings.
Ballistic glazing as individual as you are
Our experts will work with you to find exactly the right type of ballistic glazing to fit your needs and wishes. You can choose from the full spectrum of bullet-resistance (BR) classes, from solutions that resist shots fired from handguns at short range to bulletproof glass that withstands attacks using high-powered military weapons. Our ballistic glass is available in different shapes and sizes – including glass-on-glass corners and curved bulletproof glass. And we are more than willing to develop customized solutions to meet your individual needs.
Toughened glass, or tempered safety glass, is often referred to simply as tempered glass. However, it is not harder than "normal" glass. And: it is not bulletproof. Not even slightly. It has absolutely nothing to do with bullet proof glass. While bullet-resistant glass protects against bullets, tempered safety glass is even more sensitive to sharp objects, such as the tip of a bullet. After a blow with a pointed object, tempered glass falls apart in thousands of tiny glass particle. It offers no protection. Neither against bullets nor against burglars.
No. Ballistic glass and bulletproof glass mean the same thing. It's a type of glass that prevents bullets from penetrating. The classification of bullet-resistant glazing is decisive. In other words, the specification of which weapon the pane is protected against. In Europe and many other regions of the world, testing is carried out in accordance with the EN 1063 standard.