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.
|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||Lightest Weight Multi-Hit||Diverse Size & Shape Capability||Diverse Size & Shape Capability Multi-Hit|
|Composition (Phases)||Sintered SiC||Sintered SiC||Sintered SiC-B4C Composite||Reaction Bonded SiC||Bonded SiC|
|Hardness, kg/mm2 Vickers||2,500||2,500||2,300||2,200||1,200|
|Flexural Strength, 4 pt bend, MPa||380||410||300||250||160|
|Elastic Modulus, GPa||430||410||400||300 - 380||250|
|Fracture Toughness, MPam1/2||3||3.5||3.8||4||3.5|