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, 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 unique in the industry, and provide us the capability of quickly developing custom products to meet specific customer requirements.
Waco Composites, 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, 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.
ArmorCore® Installation Instructions
ArmorCore NIJ1 - 1/8" thick, 1.7lbs. per sq.ft.
ArmorCore Level 1 - 1/4" thick, 2.6lbs. per sq.ft.
ArmorCore Level 2 - 5/16" thick, 3.6lbs. per sq.ft.
ArmorCore Level 3 - 7/16" thick, 4.9lbs. per sq.ft.
ArmorCore Level 4 - 1 3/8" thick, 14lbs. per sq.ft.
ArmorCore Level 5 - 1 7/16" thick, 14.9lbs. per sq. ft.
ArmorCore Level 6 - 3/8" thick, 3.9lbs. per sq.ft.
ArmorCore Level 7 - 1 1/8" thick, 11.9lbs. per sq.ft.
ArmorCore Level 8 - 1 7/16" thick, 14.9lbs. per sq.ft.
.50 cal AP Panel - 2.5" thick, 29.5lbs. per sq.ft.
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Commercial and Architectural Applications for ArmorCore®
Despite the best designed security procedures, the threat of weapons remains a constant within government facilities. The security risk of harm caused by bullets from a rifle or handgun can be managed by integrating bullet proof panels within defensive architecture.
From Federal courthouses to county jails and local school board chambers, ArmorCore® panels provide unrivaled security from bullets, blast fragments and projectiles.
Concealed within walls, lecterns and desks, behind millwork or drywall, ArmorCore® bullet-resistant fiberglass panels are the safest, most affordable, and efficient ballistic protection solutions available for both new construction and remodeling projects.
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®!
The dedicated personnel in local, state and federal law enforcement agencies work effortlessly to protect citizens from harm, constantly putting their lives at risk.
ArmorCore® ballistic panels provide essential bullet resistant protection in their daily workplace environments, mitigating the threat of harm by gunfire and providing effective delay against forced entry.
From local police stations and sheriff offices to state and federal law enforcement facilities, ArmorCore® panels are the ideal solution for '"bullet-proof'" protection.
Financial institutions are high profile targets for attack, often perceived as sources of large quantities of cash. Potential threats, undeterred by security personnel and law enforcement, pose a risk for employee and customer safety.
The threat of harm caused by bullets from a rifle, handgun or shotgun can be managed by integrating bullet proof panels within defensive architecture. ArmorCore® panels also provide effective delay against forced entry.
Across the nation, and around the world, financial institutions of all sizes have turned to ArmorCore® panels, concealed behind drywall or woodwork of walls, counters and doors, to provide superior security from firearms.
ArmorCore® bullet-resistant fiberglass panels are the safest, most affordable, and efficient ballistic protection solution available for both new construction and remodeling projects.
All children should be safe from harm while at school. Yet today, gun violence has invaded even these "safe harbors" reconfirming the need for defensive architecture within our educational system.
The threat of harm caused by bullets from rifles, shotguns or handguns can be effectively managed by integrating ArmorCore® Bullet Resistant Fiberglass Panels within a school's infrastructure.
Health Care facilities face unique security threats, and commonly turn to the protection of ArmorCore® panels. Against the risk of armed robbery for drugs or money and potential attack on doctors or patients, defense against ballistic threat begins with ArmorCore®.
The threat of harm caused by bullets from a rifle, handgun or shotgun can be managed by integrating bullet proof panels within defensive architecture projects for both new construction and remodeling projects.
Hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and related facilities of all sizes have turned to ArmorCore® panels, concealed behind drywall or woodwork of walls, counters and doors, to provide affordable security from firearms.
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:
Last Update: 2019-03-01