Southwest Nanotechnologies Joins Forces With NanoRidge Materials

20 August 2010

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) is manufacturing specialty multi-wall carbon nanotubes for NanoRidge Materials for incorporation into enhanced body armor to improve protection of soldiers and law enforcement officers from small arms fire.

SWeNT’s SMW100 will be tested in an advanced nanotechnology application to create stronger, lighter armour that fundamentally improves its resistance to impact and reduces the penetration depth of a bullet.

This new hybrid armor, which will be manufactured by NanoRidge customer Riley Solutions (RSI), has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA) to undergo testing and evaluation against the most destructive small arms fire.

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