Advanced silicon carbide (SiC) materials pioneered by Saint-Gobain have protected military, law enforcement and security professionals for more than 40 years. Saint-Gobain provided the very first ceramic body armor protection to warfighters in the Vietnam conflict, and the company continues to develop and produce industry-leading protective materials. In fact, we have supplied Armor on four different continents to multiple governments for military and law enforcement personnel.
Saint-Gobain delivers the most innovative and consistent ceramics in the world for composite armor systems. High-performance, lightweight ceramic materials from Saint-Gobain are designed to protect against current and emerging ballistic threats.
|Performance||Saint-Gobain's extensive portfolio of ceramic materials is available in all shapes and sizes, which meet or exceed Military, NIJ and Special Threat specifications|
|Features||Industry Leading Performance||Multi-Hit||Light Weight||Lighter Weight||More Economical||Economical||Lightest Weight
|Phase Composition||Sintered SiC||Sintered SiC||Sintered SiC
|Reaction-Bonded SiC||Bonded SiC|
|Grain Size||4 - 10µ||6 - 10µ||3 - 10µ||3 - 10µ||<.2mm||<.2mm||n/a|
|Hardness Knoop 100g (kg/mm2)||2500||2500||2500||2450||n/a||n/a||75 RHA|
|Flexural Strength, 4-pt bend (MPa)||380||410||240||n/a||200||250||160|
|Compressive Strength (MPa)||3900||n/a||n/a||n/a||850||850||n/a|
|Elastic Modulus (Gpa)||430||410||400||300 - 385||300 - 380||250|
|Fracture Toughness (MPa*m1/2)||3||3.5||3.8||n/a||4||4||3.5|
High-performance, lightweight ceramic materials from Saint-Gobain provide superior ballistic protection for military personnel.
High-performance, lightweight ceramic tiles & custom panel assemblies from Saint-Gobain offer superior ballistic protection for vehicles, aircraft & helicopters.
Lightweight, high-performance ceramic materials from Saint-Gobain are key components in industry-leading ballistic armor systems for law enforcement professionals.