NEED: SR 5096 unbreakable (bulletproof) glass can take over 100 hits without breaking

No way I’m not gonna buy me something like this. SR 5096 is a (almost) bulletproof glass created by GTC-N, from Nederlands, that can withstand hits from axes, hammers, drills, you name it. And guess what, it’s only 18mm thick. Now that’s something!

These 6 minutes of awesomeness are worth my time and, of course, those glass windows are worth all the money. Space travel needs to have these kind of windows out there. Video via Nicola Deiana (subscribe to his Facebook page and get a ton of fancy stuff on your wall).

19 Responses to “NEED: SR 5096 unbreakable (bulletproof) glass can take over 100 hits without breaking”

  1. Thank you very much for the very kind review you wrote. Some minor corrections… The SR5096 is not necessarily bulletproof and it’s not hardened. Understandably i’m not going to tell how it’s done but nice to know might be: it’s only 18mm thick!

    Best regards,

    GTC-N

    • Thanks for the details. 18mm thick is definitely a selling point. I hope you sell a LOT of these because they are well worth the money.

  2. I live in a hurricane prone area of Florida, is it practical to think of putting this type of glass in a residence?
    Ken

    • Is it safe. Absolutely. Practical? It depends on price. I’ve sent them an email asking for a price range. I have yet to receive a response.

  3. Demitri Bulganovich Reply 11. Aug, 2012 at 11:01

    I live in New Jersey in a relatively wealthy area. I’ve been a bit paranoid since our neighbors home was broken into and have since convinced my father, owner of the estate to purchase new doors and to reenforce the area around the windows with steel bars such that people could not simply break through the exterior wall and get inside. I’ve sent this company message after message speaking about the level of “bulletproof” they consider their highest grade windows and I have no received a single reply.

    So I am wondering, for home security, could this stop lets say; a .22? .226? .357? .44? .30 full auto? and to be completely ridiculous, .50BMG?

    I’m certain if it is bulletproof that we would outfit our estate in these windows but as far as I can tell from other companies like Texas Armoring and such that this is almost impossible without having windows more than 15inches thick and weighing nearly 150lbs each. Even at that, the windows could not withstand multiple clips worth of shots from the .50BMG, or even the .30 AK-47 if multiple clips were used.

    • I Don’t think it is bulletproof. Maybe it would stop small caliber shot, 1-2-3 shots, but not what you want. These are mainly in use against direct physical hits with big, but slow moving, objects. for something really bulletproof you would need to buy those 15 inches windows.

      But you’re asking about serious firepower protection there, military grade. There is no bulletproof window that will withstand hits forever.

      If you really want to overcome this you may also need to use metal plates over those windows. Plain metal plates won’t do though. You need to have them created with lots of wrinkles under a certain angle and with a certain nominal height to increase the width a bullet has to go through (same like a tank does with its hull).

      If people use military grade weapons out there, I’d move.

  4. I’m getting ready to open a drive-up carry out business and I would like to price out a 5 foot circular window for a wine cave display. Also 4 windows that is 42″ tall by 56″ long.

    Thanks for the help!

    Robert Kirk
    740-504-5623

    • Hi Robert,

      You would need to contact them at this page:
      http://www.sr5096.nl/contact.html

      They say in there:
      GTC-N

      Landverhuizersplein 28
      3072 MH Rotterdam
      The Netherlands T: +31 (0) 10 8182170 f: +31 (0) 10 8424128 info@sr5096.nl For your reseller of all SR 5096, Pyred and Medi Safe products: Ask us for your regional reseller.

      I hope you will get the glass as soon as possible :D

  5. I am interested in purchasing the same for my house windows and do away with grills and roller shutters. Does GTC

  6. Does GTC-N have an email address whereby I can get the cost inclusive of delivery/shipping charges to Malaysia?

  7. A few of my construction and developer friends were reviewing the video on youtube and they are keen to import the glass in for construction of residential houses in Malaysia. Crime rate is high here and if the pricing is right there is a good market for the product here

  8. Why I couldn’t send them an email?
    When I send it,I receive some error from the receiver server???

  9. Has anyone been able to contact the manufacturer? If so, any quotes? Also is it wind rated? Much thanks. Kudos to the brilliant folks at GNC-N!

  10. How much does SR 5096 window of 4′ X 7′ in size cost?

  11. Would like to find out more about this glass. Is there a sales rep in the Houston, TX area?

    • Hmm, no idea, unfortunately. I have sent them emails a couple of times and they have not yet responded back :(

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