First Line Furniture products are rated NIJ level 3 and made from only UL752 – Level 8 Material. What exactly does that mean, you ask?
Please see below.
UL 752 Industry Standards
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest, not for profit, independent testing company, wrote the standard for bullet resistant materials. The UL752 standard has been widely accepted throughout the world as the standard for architectural bullet resistive building materials.
A ballistic resistive product becomes “UL Listed” after being subjected to a variety of ballistic tests which include shooting the materials while frozen at -25 degrees Fahrenheit and while heated to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. After the initial testing series, the product is then set up for maintenance testing that involves “pulling random samples” without notice from the manufacturer’s routine production on a quarterly rotation. This rigorous testing schedule ensures that the product is being made without variation and has the highest level of ballistic resistive integrity available.
- National Institute of Ballistic Standards NIJ0108.01
- UL752 Standard for Bullet Resisting Equipment – Level 8 Paragraph 4.10
- One Hour Fire Rating Per ASTM E119-98
- This material is designed to defeat a projectile through a process of energy absorption through controlled delamination and energy dissipation. In contrast to metal barriers, these panels are designed to prevent ricochet of the projectile as well as spalling on the non-threat side of the bullet resistant panel. The material transfers the energy of the bullet across the width of the panel. Once the internal plies of the material have begun to delaminate, additional shots become progressively easier to defeat because the energy is more readily absorbed by the laminate.
- Provides protection against 7.62 NATO rounds
- Protects multiple shots per square foot
- Low wicking – preventing buildup of mold
- Nontoxic materials – no formaldehyde