How is Bulletproof Glass Made One of most flexible and versatile materials in today’s world is glass. Glass is used for a variety of reasons; décor, building, display purposes and even jewelry. Given the range of versatility that glass possesses it’s not surprising that glass can also offer a measure of protection, not just from the elements, but also from potential life threatening danger. Bulletproof glass is one of the most recognized forms of protection in today’s volatile world. Although everyone is fairly familiar with the concept of bulletproof glass; to provide a shield that can protect the subject being protected from potential danger and stop bullets from penetrating the shield. While everyone may understand this concept not everyone understands how the glass is made to offer this type of protection. Bearing in mind that understanding of something helps initiate a better appreciation for that something, let’s take a look at how bulletproof glass is constructed. The unique thing about bullet proof glass is that there are two different methods used to manufacture the glass. The more traditional method, which is also more complicated, involves the use to two or mores varieties of glass; at least, one type is hard while the other type or types is softer. The types do require the same level of index refraction; this allows the glass to retain its transparency for proper viewing, especially given that the glass can be anywhere from ¾ of an inch to 3 inches in thickness. The glasses are layered together so that the softer layer allows for flexibility if struck, rather than shattering as it normally would. The second method is a much more simple process. The inner layer is ordinary glass, which is coated with security laminates. Once bonded, this provides the protection of several layers of protective glass.
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