Advanced silicon carbide (SiC) materials pioneered by Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories has been instrumental in protecting military, law enforcement and security professionals for over 50 years.
The company continues to develop and produce industry-leading protective materials today, supplying ceramic armor to governments and agencies for military and law enforcement personnel across four different continents.
Law Enforcement Protection
Law enforcement professionals require lightweight, high performance, and affordable body armor that provides high-performance personal protection in a range of scenarios.
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ industry-leading ceramic materials and differentiated solutions for composite protection systems have been field-tested and approved for more than 50 years. Some scenarios faced by law enforcement personnel are too extreme for soft armor, so it is advisable to upgrade to an personal protection system utilizing ceramic materials.
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ extensive material portfolio and manufacturing capabilities ensure robust, cost-effective and reliable solution for any ceramic plating need. Vertically integrated manufacturing processes ensure quality and consistency, from silicon carbide powder to finished torso plates.
The Forceram® bonded silicon carbide is almost 30% lighter than alumina. Composite armor designers should also consider Hexoloy® silicon carbide for high performance, reliable protection. Ceramic armor materials from Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories are available worldwide, supported by a robust export compliance program.
Features and Benefits
- Custom engineering to customer specifications
- Ceramic plates for any part of the body
- Co-development options
- Consistently high-quality manufacturing
- Extensive worldwide capacity
- Robust export compliance
- Rapid prototyping
- Global R&D resources
Armor Protective Ceramic Materials - Brochure
Saint-Gobain provided the very first ceramic body armor protection to warfighters in the Vietnam conflict, and the company continues to develop and produce