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New basalt armor has been presented at exhibition INTERPOLITEX 2015

JSC “Scientific Research Institute of Steel” presented the innovative armor at the exhibition INTERPOLITEX 2015 which was held in Moscow in autumn 2015.
The new invention was demonstrated in the section of Protective Structures and Materials and aroused a keen interest among the visitors.

The main activity of Global Basalt Engineering LLC is creation of effective productions on release of continuous basalt fiber (СBF) with technologies of the last generation and composites on the basis of СBF (Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites as BFRP).

To create such kind of armor the producers used an extruded composite material reinforced with basalt fibers. Basic safety characteristics of basalt armor are not inferior to aramid armor, despite the fact that basalt fiber much more accessible than scarce aramids. The experts consider that the armor produced from extruded composite material reinforced with basalt fibers may become a serious alternative to aramid armor. It is currently planned to use similar materials in new samples of light armored vehicles.

INTERPOLITEX – is an international exhibition dedicated to Means of State Security Provision, which is annually held in Moscow. This year’s event celebrated the twentieth anniversary.

Source: ИА «Оружие России»

Companies: INTERPOLITEX, Protective Structures

Industries: Defence & Military, General society

Terms: Composite materials

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