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"OneWay" Bullet Resistant Glass means "unidirectional" armor. This unique product allows return fire through the glass while protecting from hostile fire. This is unconventional armor for unconventional warfare and uncommon tactical situations: for when there is no other option but to shoot back in order to increase the chances of survival.
"OneWay" Bullet Resistant Glass means "unidirectional" armor. This unique product allows return fire through the glass while protecting from hostile fire. This is unconventional armor for unconventional warfare and uncommon tactical situations: for when there is no other option but to shoot back in order to increase the chances of survival. While being protected by the bullet resistant glass during an ambush, the tactical advantage will be yours and the element of surprise will be reverted. If suppressive fire is provided against the aggressor from the inside of the vehicle, even more time will be available in order to drive away from danger (the aggressor, if not already neutralized, will be looking for cover). This glass is also suitable for stationary buildings such as guard posts, gateways, etc... Depending on the level of protection desired, a series of polycarbonate, acrylic, and glass layers are merged in a special manufacturing process using proprietary compounds of special glue or resin compounds. The resulting "glass" is significantly lighter than ordinary products of similar NIJ protection rating, has small cross-section profiles, and produces extremely low distortion, while maintaining a clarity level of up to 90%. How it works. OneWay™ glass is available from NIJ Type IIA (9mm) up to NIJ Type III (7.62X39mm, 7.62x51mm NATO and 5.56X45mm NATO). Labock's OneWay™ glass and opaque armor materials such as the RhinoWeb™, can be combined in a low cost (relative to other options), lighter weight protection systems for transport vehicles, Cash in Transit vehicles, boats, buildings, entry points, lockable revolving doors, Sally Port entry cells, holding cells for hostiles and other law enforcement activities, ballistic shields, private home protection, high risk retail stores, banks and other financial institutions, and for Modular Armor systems, such as our unique RhinoPAK™ police/military/private vehicle product. With Labock armoring, you get the highest quality, longest service life, lowest distortion, highest clarity, lowest weight, all at a price lower than the competitor products. How does it work? On the protective side, as a bullet strikes the acrylic (brittle, but very strong when compressed) outer layer, the acrylic is compressed, strengthens, and absorbs/distributes the bullet's energy. Simultaneously, the polycarbonate layer, which has flexible characteristics, stretches as it dissipates all the remaining bullet energy, and there is no full penetration. There is some "spider webbing" on the impact side, but the inside of the glass remains smooth and undamaged. On the One Way side, the reverse occurs - The polycarbonate is compressed, and the acrylic is stretched. The bullet easily passes through the soft polycarbonate layer, and into the acrylic layer, which becomes weak as it is stretched. The bullet shatters the acrylic and continues onward, with negligible loss of velocity, and practically no deflection. Proof-of-concept was confirmed by being certified by H.P. White Laboratories in the U. S., by Israeli Military Industries (IMI) in the Middle East, and by several European testing firms, as well as the Defense Ministry of Spain. The tests were not only conducted for the already known "One Way" feature, but IMI also performed integrity tests relative to de-lamination, discoloration, and distortion, involving humidity, hostile climatic conditions, thermal shock and extreme ultraviolet exposure for 100 hours, which is equivalent of having 10 years of non-stop desert sun exposure. Labock's glass passed these tests 100%. Tests are also regularly performed to monitor bomb blast survivability of the armor glass. The internal surface survived smooth and undamaged in most of the tests performed so far.
posted on 10.19.05 at 08:34:40 PM by al