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.

Military Body Armor

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ silicon carbide and boron carbide ceramic tile armor assemblies protect land vehicles, fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.


The company designs and codevelops armor panel components for military, law enforcement and civilian applications. For example, all AC-130U aircrafts incorporate Hexoloy® SA sintered silicon carbide tiles.


Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories is a global leader in composite systems, offering unparalleled design flexibility with the most innovative and consistent ceramics on the market. High-performance, lightweight ceramic protection materials from Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories are designed for the utmost performance in modern operations.


Custom-designed ceramic protection materials designed to protect a range of aircraft and vehicles are also available. These panels are designed from a variety of shapes including hexagons, squares and rectangles.


Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories ‘ extensive material portfolio and forming capabilities ensure a suitable solution is available for any need, including unique machined tiles that accommodate complex shapes, holes and angles.


Features and Benefits

  • Finished ceramic components for armor solutions
  • Unfinished machined blanks
  • Pressed near net shape components
  • High volume pressed net shape components
  • Complex, highly machined parts
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Armor Protective Ceramic Materials

Saint-Gobain provided the very first ceramic body armor protection to warfighters in the Vietnam conflict, and the company continues to develop and produce

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