What materials are used in armoring cars?
Glass: The windshield, side and rear windows are armored with a combination of glass and polycarbonate. The higher the level of ballistic resistance, the thicker the glass. However, they are manufactured in a way that their thickness does not introduce any visual deformations. In addition, the armored glass does not call the attention from the outside.
Opaque parts: These are the parts of the armor which go below the vehicle’s body. The most common armoring material is ballistic steel. Like armored glass, the thicker the steel is, the more resistant.
Besides steel, there are lighter materials which include many famous brands such as Kevlar, Dyneema, Yellow Jacket, Spectra Shield or Polytenex. These are aramid or polymer synthetic fibers, which due to their high density have a great resistance to ballistic impacts.