POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) - A CEO for an engineering company voluntarily stood behind a glass window and allowed a gunman to fire several rounds at the window. He survived the demonstration to prove his window laminate can save lives.
Retired Air Force Captain Peter Fabian is the CEO for ACE, Advanced Coatings Engineering. ACE demonstrated a laminate Tuesday at a secure range at Poway Weapons and Gear.
Fabian said the laminate can be applied to any window and can stop anything from a baseball bat to a bomb. The technology was demonstrated in front of several 10News cameras. A gun was fired at several window panes. All of them cracked but none of them shattered. The bullet itself was caught in the glass and did not break through the laminate.
“It’s hard for people to conceive. It’s hard for people to appreciate,” said Fabian.
The laminate is made out of polyester.
“The same thing that cheap shirts are made out of, plastic bags, bottles of water,” said Fabian who added the US military and foreign dignitaries have been using it for years.
He said US-based companies, governments, and schools are requesting the laminate for their buildings.
“Where do we go?” he asked. “We go to shopping malls, theaters, cafes, and we’re under attack.”
The laminate can also be added to vehicle windows. Fabian demonstrated the car window by standing behind it while a retired Air Force Lieutenant fired several rounds at the window. The window cracked but it did not shatter. The round was also captured in the glass.