Safety Glass Experts International: bullet-resistant glass demand exceeds availability

Demand for Bullet Resistant Glass (BRG) is increasing rapidly and current production capacity at existing manufacturers cannot fulfil market demand. At the same time, manufacturers with existing produ…

Demand for Bullet Resistant Glass (BRG) is increasing rapidly and current production capacity at existing manufacturers cannot fulfil market demand. At the same time, manufacturers with existing production lines with required equipment: pre-processing, bending, and lamination equipment to manufacture BRG glass are in difficulty with their existing product range of architectural or vehicle glazing, still affected by the slow economy. So why are existing or new companies not taking advantage of the possibility of manufacturing this high margin product with lucrative global markets and growing demand? Even if BRG is potentially a multimillion business opportunity, the equation is simple: most manufacturers of safety glass are not ready to take the challenge of starting the product development and mould tooling design required to apply and to acquire required international test standards to enter the market. The decision is understandable, since the start-up of BRG manufacturing using the learning by doing and from mistakes approach is expensive and time consuming. Today there is a cost effective solution with regards to duration of manufacturing start-up and cost of testing materials. Finnish-based Safety Glass Experts International now offers willing candidates with required resources the possibility to enter the BRG markets rapidly. With over 70 years of combined glass industry experience Safety Glass Experts provides a wide variety of consulting services for the development of BRG and the required manufacturing processes for both automotive and architectural products. The company“s knowledge of ballistics, coupled with the required lamination, bending and mould tooling technology enables us to provide assistance with the rapid design and development of products that will meet the exacting international test standards required for this type of glass production, including BS EN 1063, NIJ and STANAG. Safety Glass Experts offers its clients a full package of technical knowledge and practical experience in order to set up BRG manufacturing capabilities within an existing lamination factory or the design and assembly of a completely new and dedicated BRG factory, including the training of operators, tool manufacturing, lamination techniques, the manufacture of ballistic test samples and all other requirements. The company also offers expert services for the production of Bomb Resistant Glass and Anti-Bandit Glass.