Bulletproof Glass-Clad Polycarbonate

One of the most robust types of bulletproof glass available today.


Protect Your Facility with Ballistic Glass-Clad Polycarbonate

When you need robust protection in any circumstance, glass-clad polycarbonate is an elegant solution. Glass-clad polycarbonate (GCP) holds up in high traffic areas extraordinarily well. In addition to offering ballistic protection at UL levels 1 through 8, GCP glazing can be manufactured to withstand forced entry, explosive blasts, and hurricane winds. However, standard GCP is typically only tested for ballistic protection. Ballistic glass-clad poly-carbonate is an effective solution for freestanding and fixed exterior barriers, especially at the highest UL levels of protection.

Our Glass-Clad Polycarbonate Glazing Products

Product Thickness Level Composition
Low Spall 1”-2 ½”


Glass, polycarbonate, urethane
No Spall 1”-2 ¼” levels-8 Glass, polycarbonate, urethane
Heat-Strengthened ¾”-1 ¼” levels-3 Glass, polycarbonate, urethane
Insulated GCP Unit 1 ¼”- 2 ½” levels-5 Glass, air gap, interlayer

Visit our product specifications page for data sheets, 3-part specs, and more.


What Is Glass-Clad Polycarbonate Glazing?

Created by layering glass with panels of polycarbonate layer, GCP is similar to traditional laminated bulletproof glass, but with the inclusion of polycarbonate. Fabricating glass-clad polycarbonate glazing requires a labor-intensive process involving industrial water jet cutting and hand polishing. As a result, ballistic glass-clad polycarbonate is one of the more expensive barriers you can install. This process, however, creates a high-performing material that can provide high security results when used in exterior applications.

How Does Glass-Clad Polycarbonate Compare to Other Options?

Among all our bulletproof glass options, glass-clad polycarbonate offers the highest level of ballistic protection. It also offers superior performance against the elements and other types of attacks and emergency situations.

Glass Type

UL Level








Insulated Glass



Glass-Clad Polycarbonate


Interior and Exterior


Glass-clad polycarbonate bulletproof glass is ideal for exteriors, but can be used indoors as well. Traditional glass cleaner damages the surface of bulletproof glass, so you may need to use a special cleaner, or mild soap and water, to clean your glass-clad polycarbonate.

There are a variety of options available if you need to customize your ballistic glass-clad polycarbonate glazing, including

  • Reflective glass
  • One-way mirror
  • Frosting
  • Tints (Gray, bronze, green, and blue)
  • Insulating units
  • Low E

…and more! To learn more about your options or inquire about a certain treatment, please contact us.

Is Glass-Clad Polycarbonate Right for Your Facility?

Because GCP is substantially thicker and heavier than other types of ballistic glazing, it has a light transmission rating of roughly 75% compared to 90% for acrylic. Additionally, it’s not always possible to create some types of ballistic transaction line accessories, like all-clear package passers. In these situations, the TSS team is ready to help you find the right type of security product for your facility or organization.

If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of working with ballistic glass-clad polycarbonate glazing, please reach out! One of our ballistic barrier experts is ready to learn about your project and discuss how glass-clad polycarbonate can meet your needs.

Ballistic Glazing Solutions Guide

To learn more about glass-clad polycarbonate and other ballistic glass options, download our Ballistic Glazing Solutions Guide. This free, comprehensive resource outlines everything you need to know about choosing the right bulletproof glass for your facility.

Total Security Solutions Is Ready to Help You Harden Your Physical Security With Ballistic Glass-Clad Polycarbonate

For decades, TSS has provided all types of businesses, organizations, and companies with the bulletproof glazing they need to protect themselves, their customers, and their facilities. If you’d like to get started with ballistic glass-clad polycarbonate or any of our other products, please don’t hesitate to contact us or request a quote