What is polycarbonate glass?

Glass breaks. Polycarbonate doesn't. Only the bond of glass and polycarbonate forms the wall. Impenetrable. Because though glass remains relatively scratch-resistant and rigid, polycarbonate is unbelievably impact-resistant. But as polycarbonate expands more quickly than glass under heat, the connection between both must be permanently elastic. We developed SILATEC adhesive especially for this purpose: it makes glass and polycarbonate inseparable and gives our polycarbonate glazing enormously high resistance strength. For that reason polycarbonate glass from SILATEC is uniquely burglar-resistant, bulletproof and even explosion-proof. Armoured glass? SILATEC is significantly more secure, much thinner and, thanks to the polycarbonate, much lighter: it generally weighs around half of what traditional armoured glass panels do!

For that reason SILATEC polycarbonate glass is used especially where traditional armoured glass has reached its limits. In short: wherever safety glass must be very thin, light and, above all, secure.

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I’m confused – can you explain what ballistic glass-clad polycarbonate is?

Ballistic glass made up of glass and polycarbonate is also known as glass-clad polycarbonate bulletproof glass. There are two different construction approaches. in one, the attack side is made of glass and the defense side, the side facing the protected space, is made of a very impact-resistant and transparent plastic – polycarbonate. The advantage is that there are no glass splinters on the defense side.

Alternatively, there is the symmetrical solution. Here, polycarbonate is bonded to glass from both sides over the entire surface. Both sides of the bullet-resistant pane are made of glass.

Glass-clad polycarbonate glazing offers very high protection against burglary in addition to ballistic protection. That is why polycarbonate glazing is used in museums, embassies and villas. In other words, whenever it is important to give burglars no chance.