01 May Building Design + Construction
Ballistic Panels Bring Safety To Interior Spaces
Harrison, AR – Pioneering visual display and vertical writingsurface manufacturer Claridge Products todayannounced the launch of PRO-TACT Ballistic Barriers, an extensive range ofbullet-resistant, modular, space-dividing panels for public spaces whereincreased safety is required, according Claridge marketing director Kurt James.
“PRO-TACT Ballistic Barriers provide a level of enhanced safety that bridges the gap between body armor and structural blast protection,” James said. “And they’re as unobtrusive as any commercial office dividers.”
Designed for secure environments such as military installations and recruitment centers, airports, worship centers, courtrooms and schools,PRO-TACT Ballistic Barriers integrate discreetly into any interior environment while providing enhanced protection for a building’s occupants and visitors.
PRO-TACT panels are available in stationary and mobile versions, meet ASTM E-84 Class A and have beenGREENGUARD-Certified for indoor air quality. Both the stationary and mobile models (and all joint connections in the stationary model) are UL 752 Level 7and 8 listed and independently tested to NIJ Level 3. For certain ballistic materials, UL 7 presents a greater threat than either UL 8 or NIJ3, so Claridgechose to achieve dual UL listings.
All PRO-TACT Ballistic Barriers are bi-directional and contain a high-hardness steel core coated with 100% polyurea elastomer to lessen ricochet, spall and splatter. Stationary panels are available in standard heights and widths ranging from 4’ (H) x 2’ (W) to 6’ (H) x 4’ (W);mobile panels in heights and widths from 4′ (H) x 3’ (W) to 6′ (H) x 4′ (W). Finished surface options include porcelain enamel steel markerboard or DesignerSeries Fabric tackable surfaces
in a choice of 10 colors.