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PALSHIELD™

Containment and Bullet-Resistant Polycarbonate Glazing

The PALSHIELD product line offers various levels of ballistics and forced entry protection. Due to its layered structure, the laminate withstands both physical attack and multi-shot assault, absorbing the entire impact energy without shattering or spalling. PALSHIELD features an abrasion resistant coating, which ensures long-term clarity for applications in accessible areas.

Video Thumbnail - Link to VideoCheck out how Palshield held up to ASTM F1915 Impact Tests,
Part 1, 2 & 3.


A Growing Line of Products
PALSHIELD is engineered to meet a variety of forced entry and ballistic test standards. Palram’s PALSHIELD line of products is destined to expand over time. The information listed on the PALSHIELD sales sheet represents the Palram products that meet or exceed the various testing standards at the time of its printing. Please contact PalramAmericas for information about other test approvals you may need.
 

Main Benefits
  • No spall design
  • Abrasion resistant surface
  • Complies with various ballistic and forced entry standards (see table on on sales sheet)
  • Low weight: nearly half the weight
  • of glass-equivalent
  • Clear - good optical quality
  • Colors: clear, bronze, grey
Typical Applications
  • Security glazing in banks and government facilities
  • Public institutions
  • Gas stations and convenience stores
  • Drive-up windows
  • Ticket booths and kiosks
  • Prisons and detention centers
Other InformationPALSHIELD offers a 7-Year manufacturer's limited warranty against coating failure, structural delamination, yellowing, and loss of light transmittance. Download the warranty for complete details. 

For a complete list of Regulatory Code Compliance Certifications, download the Palsun Sales Sheet using the Downloads tab below. There, you'll find info about PALSHIELD's forced entry and ballistic certifications and various tests and approvals.
 
Why do I have to predrill fastener holes?
Predrilling the holes insures the panels will have room to expand and contract properly with temperature change. Skipping this step can lead to distorted or warped panels. Please be sure to read the installation instructions located on the specific product's document page.
Do Palram products keep the "heat" out?
Palram products are available in a variety of colors (varies by product), each with its own heat and light transmission properties. While all Palram panels block virtually 100% of harmful UV radiation, there are variations in heat and light transmission.

Clear panels allow most solar light and heat through while lighter, opaque colors are more reflective. If excessive heat buildup is a concern, our "Solar Control" panels are you're best bet. Please see each product page for more information on color offerings, light transmission percentages and warranty terms.
How long do the panels last?
Palram manufactures a variety of different products for different applications. Most have industry-leading warranties against manufacture-related defects, as well as specific warranties related to the intended use for the product. However, with proper installation and maintenance, we expect our products to far exceed the warranty periods.

Many of our products are engineered to be installed outdoors and are warranted accordingly. Nevertheless, the lifespan of outdoor products can be affected by how well they were installed, as well as environmental factors like air pollution, winds, and erosion by sand particles.

Warranty details can be found in the Downloads tab under the Warranties section at the bottom of the page for each individual product.
My building inspector says I need to know your flame spread rating. Can you provide this information?
Yes. We can provide test reports and other such documents. Please contact your Palram Dealer if you require these data, or Contact Us. This is technical data and is not to be considered a warranty.
How should I store packed sheets?
Store in a protected, shaded, ventilated site, with no direct exposure to sunlight and winds. In outdoor temporary storage cover with opaque protective film, and avoid PVC films and heat-absorbing materials. Please note: Surface protective films that cover sheets are highly sensitive to heat and direct sunlight. Excessive heat and direct sunlight before taking off the film can cause that film to bond the sheet surface, after which it will not be practically possible to remove it from the sheet!
Why are there polyethylene films on certain sheets and should I peel it off?
The surface films in certain sheets, like Sunlite and Palsun sheets, are needed for protection against dirt and scratching, and also used to carry important information to the installer and final customer. The indication of the UV protected side that should be installed facing outwards is extremely important.It is recommended to peel off the protective films only after installation. In case this will not be feasible and the film will be peeled off before laying the sheets, it must be remembered to at least mark the UV protected surface, so that the sheet will not be installed inside out.

Note: wrong installation damages are not covered by Palram.Please also note: Surface protective films that cover sheets are highly sensitive to heat and direct sunlight. Excessive heat and direct sunlight before taking off the film can cause gluing of that film to the sheet surface, after which it will not be practically possible to remove it from the sheet!
If polycarbonate sheets block UV radiation, why is there a ‘UV side’ to face outwards?
Polycarbonate (PC) inherently blocks UV radiation by absorbing it and not allowing it to pass through the panel. However, the absorption of UV also degrades polycarbonate, therefore, the sheet(s) has to be protected against UV radiation. Most Palram PC products feature a very thin co-extruded layer of UV-resistant PC resins that protect the entire sheet from UV radiation. In most cases, UV protection is applied to one side, however, two-sided UV protection is available for select products. 

In order to ensure the protection of single-sides UV protected sheets, they must be installed with the marked UV protective layer facing out toward the sun. Although sheet products can also be UV protected on both sides, most of the sheets are protected on one side that is marked clearly.
PALSHIELD™
Prison glazing.
PALSHIELD™
Security checkpoint.
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Bank teller windows.