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Von Roll Launches Para-Lite Armouring Material

01 October 2010

Von Roll has extended its armouring products range with Para-Lite PHT20 phenolic prepreg for hard armouring applications, based on HiPer-tex high performance glass fibre from 3B.

The ever increasing needs for safety and security are driving today the demand for hard armor solutions capable of countering present and future threats. Von Roll stated: “HiPer-tex made Para-Lite PHT20 phenolic prepreg solves both challenges of weight reductions and affordability for today and tomorrow hard armor systems. This makes lighter weight and economical our newly developed certified composites stand-alone and hybrid Stanag 4569 ballistics solutions that defeat a range of ammunitions from small arms to high calibers such as Amor Piercing bullets. This enables Von Roll to propose to our customers an even wider range of ballistics solutions they are interested in”.

Eric Debondue, Specialties Business Development Leader of 3B added: “Our unique HiPer-tex glass formulation, delivers a high level of performance in composite parts while ensuring sustainable economics. In parallel to our latest developments in wind energy and high pressure vessels we are very pleased at 3B to partner with VonRoll to develop a ballistics solution that has a high level of protection and an extremely long term durability thanks to the high mechanical and high impact resistance properties of HiPer-tex fibre.”






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