Ballistic and Storm Panels

Ballistic and Storm Panels

HS Armor | HS Storm

HS Armor Panels

HSARMORStrongwell's HS fiberglass armor panels, co-developed by Hardwire LLC, are designed for ballistics resistance. The panels are assembled using specially constructed glass reinforcements in a proprietary resin matrix. The panel components are then cured in a controlled cycle.

When struck by a bullet or other projectile, the panels delaminate in a way that absorbs the energy and stops the projectile. Tens of thousands of these panels have been purchased by the U.S. Military to help protect our troops in Iraq.

The HS Armor panels have been independently tested to UL752 Levels 1 through 3 and NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Levels 1, 2A, 2 and 3A. The 0.156" panel meets NIJ level 1 criteria; the 0.25" meets UL Level 1 criteria; the 0.3125" panel meets NIJ Level 2A criteria; the 0.40" panel meets UL Level 2 and NIJ Level 2 criteria; and the 0.50" panel meets UL Level 3 and NIJ Level 3A criteria.


  • Judge Benches
  • Jury Boxes
  • Convenience Stores
  • Bank Teller Areas
  • Panic Rooms and Safe Rooms
  • Storm Shelters


HS Storm Panels

BALLISTICPANELStrongwell's fiberglass HS Storm Panels are designed for high impact performance. The panels are made with a proprietary resin mix and fiberglass fabric consisting of woven rovings to create panels that absorb large amounts of impact energy. Independent testing at Texas Tech University's Wind Science and Engineering Research Center has verified HS Storm Panels meet the criteria of FEMA 320 and are suitable for above ground shelter sheathing.

To meet FEMA 320 standards, a panel must withstand a 15 lb. 2x4 timber missile propelled at 100 mph. This relates to a missile propelled horizontally by a 250 mph ground speed tornado. Strongwell's 1/4" thick HS Storm Panel meets the FEMA 320 criteria whereas 5 layered sheets of 3/4" thick plywood failed. The videos available in the right sidebar of this page allow you to see the performance of HS Storm Panels in the simulated environments of both a hurricane and tornado.


  • Storm Shelters
  • Shutters
  • Wall Panels
  • Door inserts
  • Window Coverings