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Umeco Exhibits Custom Composites for Defence Applications

06 June 2012

Umeco is exhibiting its composite materials at the 2012 Eurosatory International Show on Stand 807 (Hall 5 - Row G), which takes place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris, France between 11thand 15thJune.

 

Umeco explains that their composite materials are used extensively in an ever-increasing variety of defence applications, ranging from ballistic and blast protection systems in armoured vehicles to structural components for vehicle, naval and aerospace applications, including: UAVs, radomes and communication dishes. The dismounted soldier is also well-provided for with advanced composite materials being used in lightweight helmets and body armour.

Umeco say they will be displaying a number of exhibits to demonstrate our expertise in the defence sector, including:

  • Alpha Eagle aircrew helmet, designed and manufactured by Helmet Integrated Systems, using VTM264 carbon and aramid fibre fabric prepregs. They say VTM264 prepregs were selected because they can be quickly laid-up, cure at low pressure and can provide a good surface finish straight from the mould.
  • VestGuard UK MAX-7 Hard Armour Plate vest, containing ballistic hard armour plates manufactured using MTM28 prepreg. They explain it is capable of stopping a 0.30 calibre armour-piercing round, our prepreg has been co-moulded using VestGuard’s proprietary materials and techniques to provide cost-effective life-saving equipment for those operating in the armed and police forces, journalists, private security personnel and VIPs.
  • Ballistic panels, demonstrating the application of MTM82 S2-Glass reinforced phenolic resin and MTM248S epoxy resin prepregs in ballistic and blast protection systems.






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