The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has released a new Glass Informational Bulletin (GIB) titled Security Glazing for Schools,” which provides information about security glazing options for doors and windows installed in schools.

The GIB outlines various types of security glazing, including: forced-entry resistant laminating glazing; bullet-resistant laminated glazing; blast-resistant laminated glazing; and hurricane resistant laminated glazing. This GIB is available for instant download by the general public for $5 per download. GANA member companies may download the document free of charge.

The GANA Protective Glazing Committee will continue to explore the issue of security glazing for schools during the 2014 GANA Annual Conference, which will feature a presentation by Julie Schimmelpenningh, global applications manager for Eastman Chemical Co.

“We’ve seen a definite uptick in calls concerning glazing in schools,” says Schimmelpenningh. “People want to understand what the options are to protect building occupants from intrusion through vulnerable windows and doors. Fortunately, there are some good glazing choices available that can help protect students and faculty, while maintaining the natural light in buildings that is so important to a positive learning experience.”

To purchase and download the “Security Glazing for Schools” GIB, visit