Bulletproof Glass

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Bulletproof Glass

Bulletproof glass, otherwise known as ballistic glass or bullet resistant glass, forms part of the Kite Glass range of glass security products.

What is bulletproof glass made of?

All products are manufactured in the UK by Kite Glass. We use high-quality laminated glass and Kuraray’s market-leading and patented SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers, PVB interlayers and Spallshield®.

As UK-leading bullet resistant glass manufacturers, our bulletproof glass is manufactured using a strict cleanroom process. This is where several layers of glass of varying thickness are bonded together under heat with an interlayer.

How do we work?

At enquiry stage, Kite Glass recommends and specifies the overall thickness of the bullet resistant glass. This is determined by the level of security risk to the building, or vehicle, and its occupants.

Kite Glass’ bulletproof glass is designed to dissipate and absorb the energy of the projectile on impact and to contain it within the face of the glass pane that has been struck.

As a result, our bullet resistant glass provides protection to those on the other side of the pane, helping to mitigate the scope of serious injuries and fatalities from gun attack.

Bullet Resistant Glass and Quality Standards

Quality standards are paramount to Kite Glass. We maintain high levels of in-production inspection to ensure all glass products meet and often exceed European and UK regulatory standards.

Kite Glass bulletproof/bullet resistant glass meets standards as specified under EN1063.

As with all cases of high-security glass, Kite Glass works under strict confidentiality agreements as to the make-up and testing information pertaining to the site specific project.

However, in line with our consultative approach to customer requests, we are always happy to discuss new site-specific projects.

The following are examples of building types and environments where Kite Glass bulletproof glass has been installed:

  • Airports
  • Vehicle windows
  • Banks
  • Cash desks
  • Embassies
  • Government buildings
  • Marine
  • Military buildings
  • Rail
  • VIP residences

Kite Glass’ range of case studies showcase our experience and give some examples of bulletproof glass in action.

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Projects

Private Residence Staircase, South West

Whilst the majority of our glass is provided for large-scale developments and markets such as infrastructure, retail and transport, we also work within the residential sector, providing solutions that are as reliable as they are beautiful. In 2020, Kite Glass worked with a long-standing customer…

Battersea Power Station Underground Station

The Grade II listed Battersea Power Station was central to a large development project. Providing thousands of new jobs and homes, its connectivity into the City is ensured through the Northern Line Extension (NLE) with the construction of the new Battersea Power Station’s London Underground…

The Oracle Reading Canopy

The Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading is not just a collection of shops; it has also played a larger part of the city’s development over the years. First opening in 1999, it has had an important role in the social and economic regeneration of Reading…

We have a consultative approach and are happy to provide advice and information on all our glass products.