To meet the Military's requirement for improved ballistic protection, Norplex-Micarta has developed ShotBlocker®, a specialty line of ballistic resistant panels, tubes, pre-pregs, and molded shapes. These high performance composite products are resistant to projectiles, heat, and fire and protects from ricocheting slugs or fragments, making it suitable for most military threats, including blast protection, EFP protection, and IED protection.
Typically used to arm vehicles and guard stations, ShotBlocker provides exceptional structural strength in addition to ballistic protection. Lighter than steel, ShotBlocker is easy to handle and machine, allowing for ease of installation and repair. This weight reduction may also allow for downsizing drive train and suspension components or increasing the onboard payload.