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PPG Industries’ Fiber Glass business recently introduced Mil-Tough™ inorganic composite binder (ICB) panels for physical asset protection, expanding the company’s portfolio of solutions for blast and ballistics applications. These precast, fiber glass-reinforced ICB panels enhance blast and ballistics resistance in thinner, lighter forms than possible with traditional steel-reinforced concrete systems. Mil-Tough ICB panels also offer better temperature and fire resistance than other materials typically used in security applications, according to Kevin Richardson, market development manager of PPG Fiber Glass.
The panels can be custom manufactured based on the customer-defined threat level, and they can be incorporated into either modular systems for rapid force protection or permanent structures. Modular designs provide an interconnecting infrastructure to support use in multi- and single-level buildings, as well as freestanding perimeter wall systems. Mil-Tough ICB panel solutions are appropriate for homeland security, government and military agencies’ applications worldwide.
“Mil-Tough ICB panels have exhibited very good strength and ductility in blast load tests,” said Kirk A. Marchand, P.E., of Protection Engineering Consultants. “The technology offers advantages in weight and constructability when incorporated into architectural assemblies for blast- and ballistic-resistant applications.”
“PPG experts have created a complete process, from design through delivery, to provide unique products that protect people, infrastructure and property against blast and ballistics, projectiles and explosions,” said Jim Peters, global manager of new application development and testing for PPG Fiber Glass.
PPG will initially produce Mil-Tough ICB panels at a facility in Shelby, N.C. For more information, visit www.ppg.com.