Non-Military Use of Fiberglass Armor Panels

The US Military has procured many thousands of HS Armor Panels from Strongwell. However, Strongwell also supplies its fiberglass armor panels for use in a myriad of non-military market applications. For instance, a Georgia public defender’s office features Strongwell’s HS Armor Panels (Figure 1).

Strongwell’s HS Armor Panels are installed at a Georgia public defender’s office.

Figure 1. Strongwell’s HS Armor Panels are installed at a Georgia public defender’s office.

Advantages of Strongwell’s HS Armor Panels

According to Flint River Materials, a supplier of Strongwell HS Armor panels, installation of the panels was conveniently performed by the contractors. Panels were hung and mounted like drywall and finished with a drywall compound.

The smooth wall surface texture was achieved by sanding and painting. In contrast to the installation of standard drywalls, the added security was achieved with little to no extra effort.

The technical data for Strongwell HS Armor panels is provided in the following table:

Product: HS Armor Panels
Process: Pultrusion
Materials: ½" HS Armor Panels
For: Flint River Materials
User: Georgia Public Defender's Office


Strongwell HS Armor panels have been independently tested to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Levels 1, 2A, 2 and 3A and Universal Laboratories (UL752) Levels 1 through 3.

About Strongwell Corporation

Strongwell has been pultruding fiber reinforced polymer composite structural products since 1956. Today, with more than 65 pultrusion machines and 647,000 square feet of manufacturing space in three plant locations, Strongwell has unequaled capacity, versatility and flexibility to meet the needs of its customers and allied partners. All Strongwell pultruded products are made in the USA. Click here to learn how Strongwell’s pultruded products out perform traditional materials.

The company is financially strong, total quality oriented, technically advanced, and customer focused. Strongwell's customers include Fortune 500 industrial and commercial firms, major architectural and engineering firms, leading contractors and distributors, and many other companies - both large and small - in a variety of markets.


This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Strongwell Corporation.

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