Sheet protection from extreme weather, human threats
Police, security officers and other emergency response groups have a tough enough time out on the streets -- you'd like to think they could at least feel safe in their own offices. Now they can. The n...
Police, security officers and other emergency response groups have a tough enough time out on the streets — you’d like to think they could at least feel safe in their own offices. Now they can. The new Insulgard window system from Insulgard Security Products — owned by SABIC Polymershapes, a division of SABIC Innovative Plastics — uses Lexan polycarbonate sheet to protect emergency and security workers from the battering of hurricane-and tornado-strength winds, ballistic impacts and other threats.
The system combines Insulgard Security Products’ TH600 aluminum architectural framing system, TOR-GARD glazing material and Lexan sheet to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 361-2008 requirements for debris impact resistance, as well as UL 752 specifications for security-ballistic protection up to level 8. In tests conducted by Architectural Testing, Inc., in York, Penn., a 15-lb., two-inch by four-inch wood board traveling horizontally at 100 mph served as a missile that impacted the window system to simulate projectiles hurled during a hurricane or tornado. The result: No damage.
According to SABIC, potential applications for Insulgard include police and hospital emergency facilities, 911 call centres, utility control centres and critical government infrastructure.
SABIC Innovative Plastics (Toronto); www.sabic-ip.com;1-800-323-3783