New armor system using aramid (Kevlar®) fibers

Naxcer Composites Group, specializing in new manufacturing technologies for composite materials has announced development of its new armor system. A novel manufacturing process has been developed using aramid (Kevlar®) fibers. This process significantly reduces the cost of the armor system and ballistic products while achieving the same or better performance than Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), commercially known as Dyneema® or Spectra®. This armor system is the result of significant product development efforts by Naxcer Composites Group and its partners. “Our goal was to define an armor system that allows Naxcer to present a solution for a large array of threat profiles for a large array of industry applications,” said Peter Madsen, COO of Naxcer Composites Group. “Naxcer Armor Systems have been developed for a large array of ballistic solutions. We have technologies to mitigate threats from basic hand guns to very large caliber military threats.” “The expected applications for this armor system design were very focused on lightweight designs for use in aerospace applications, like Helicopter and Fixed Wing applications, Marine Environments and Land Applications for Personal Vehicles and Military Transport,” commented Andrew Chumney CEO of Naxcer Composites Group. Naxcer Composites Group has conducted significant testing on E-Glass and S-Glass materials for hybridized ballistic solutions resulting in lower than industry area weights for comparable ballistic performance. Additionally, the company has tested many of the known ceramic based solutions in combination with its aramid (Kevlar®) based solutions achieving a high performance ballistic solution. Finally, the company has conducted research on steel and alumina strike face armor designs with aramid spall liners to be used in vehicle armor applications.
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