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.

Vehicle (Air/Land/Sea)

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ silicon carbide (SiC) and boron carbide (B4C) ceramic products offer high ballistic protection for land vehicles, vessels, fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. The company offers ceramic solutions such as tile and panel components for military and civilian applications. For example, all AC-130U Gunship aircrafts incorporate Hexoloy® SA sintered silicon carbide tiles.


Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories is a global leader in high performance ceramics, offering unparalleled design flexibility with the most innovative and consistent products in the market. Our lightweight ceramic materials offer outstanding levels of protection and are designed for the utmost performance in modern operations.


Custom-designed ceramic protection materials are also available to protect a range of aircraft and vehicles. These armor plates and panels are designed from a variety of shapes, including large monoliths, 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

• Complex shape parts

• Finished ceramic components for armor solutions

• High volume net shape components

• Unfinished machined blanks


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Armor Protective Ceramic Materials

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories is a global leader in supporting composite armor systems, offering unparalleled design flexibility with

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Armor Protective Ceramic Materials