Overview: ArmorCore® bullet resistant panels deliver superior ballistic protection for defensive architecture projects, whether for new construction or remodeling projects incorporating bullet resistance.
The unique design of our fiberglass panels makes ArmorCore® the safest, most affordable, and efficient bullet resistant material solution available for both new construction and remodeling projects, with panels certified to meet all 8 levels of the UL 752 standard.
Manufactured by Waco Composites, Ltd., ArmorCore® panels deliver superior protection against bullets and blast fragments. Panels capture the ballistic projectiles in a process called ply-delamination, without ricochet or spalling.
Typically concealed behind drywall or woodwork, ArmorCore® panels are an easy-to-install solution for a wide range of ballistic resistant applications: commercial, governmental, educational, military and residential.
Stringent testing against a variety of threats, wide-ranging capabilities, swift turn-around times and low costs make ArmorCore® panels the preferred ballistic panel product for defensive architecture.
Our in-house bullet resistance testing facilities make Waco Composites, Ltd. unique in the industry, and provide us the capability of quickly developing custom products to meet specific customer requirements.
Waco Composites, Ltd. now leads the industry in ballistic panel design and fiberglass product development. Over the years we have continued to improve our product line, while never sacrificing the integrity of the product. ArmorCore® is made with the highest quality materials, while maintaining low cost to our customers. Along with consistent ballistic testing, documentation and attention to detail are part of the Waco Composites Quality Assurance Program. Waco Composites, Ltd. is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company.
ArmorCore® is our line of UL Listed Bullet Resistant Fiberglass Panels. Armorcore is manufactured and sold worldwide direct from the Heart of Texas daily. Waco Composites has focused exclusively on this product line during the last decade and has become a leading manufacturer in the security industry. ArmorCore® panels combine woven-roving fiberglass with resin and are cured in a press with heat and pressure. These panels encapture the ballistic projectiles in a process called ply-delamination. This process defeats the projectiles without ricocheting or spalling. This design makes ArmorCore® one of the safest, most inexpensive, and easy to work with ballistic protection solutions available. ArmorCore® is used primarily in wall systems, furniture and doors, and vehicle armor.
BulletSponge® was recently developed as a portable armoring system that includes ArmorCore®.The primary use of BulletSponge is to protect civilians or troops traveling through areas where a high threat is perceived. These universal blocks can be linked together and fitted inside vehicles or anywhere else for temporary protection against Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and small arms fire.
Not only does ArmorCore® provide bullet, blast, and intruder protection in the home, but also is used in storm protection. ArmorCore® installed in a home allows individuals and families to find sanctuary in a room during severe weather. A variety of tests have been performed against the ArmorCore® panels replicating potential threats as a result of high winds from tornados, hurricanes, and tropical storms. These include wind pressure tests, projectile tests (shooting a 2x4 from a cannon at the ArmorCore® panels), and even dropping a car on top of a safe room built with ArmorCore®!
Waco Composites is proud to be a part of on-going efforts to provide protection to those who are in the line of fire. ArmorCore panels have been used in a variety of military applications to help stop the threats of various caliber bullets, blast over-pressures, and shrapnel from explosive devices. Articles are available below relevant to some of the projects where ArmorCore has been used.
Some Military Applications include:
Shoot Houses and Training Facilities
Guard Shacks and military base entrances
Drone Aircraft Maintenance facility
Up-armoring Humvees and other vehicles (protection against small arms fire and IEDs)
LLNL 5-Ton Gun Truck ("Hunter Box") (protection against small arms fire and IEDs)
Mortar protection in Dining Halls and military housing
Portable Armoring systems for troops to configure in vehicles and sleeping quarters