Today, the demand for ceramic armor has been propelled in the aerospace & defense industries and is increasingly being used in the manufacturing of vests, backpacks, and vehicle panels for military applications.
Since its introduction during the Vietnam War, ceramic armor has developed into a modern solution for defeating ballistic threats. Armor solutions utilizing ceramics are commonly used to protect vehicles, personnel, aircraft, and marine vessels due to their lightweight and high hardness.
In the aerospace industry, materials such as alumina, boron carbide, silicon carbide, and ceramic matrix composites are used to manufacture armors, which protect fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. Ceramic armors have been used in land vehicles as well where weight is critical. For the lightest weight performance, a high-quality ceramic is needed.
SINTX has entered the ceramic armor market through the purchase of B4C, LLC and a technology partnership with Precision Ceramics USA. SINTX will develop and manufacture high-performance ceramics for personnel, aircraft, and vehicle armor including:
- A 100% Boron Carbide material for ultimate lightweight performance in ballistic applications.
- A composite material made of Boron Carbide and Silicon Carbide – licensed from Precision Ceramics USA – for exceptional multi-hit performance against ballistic threats.