Types of ballistic fabrics

July 1st, 2008

What is a ballistic fabric? Ballistic has two different meanings when it comes to fabric. First, it can mean the type of material used for soft body armor. These materials are usually woven with high-strength fibers, such as a para-aramid, a high-performance polyethylene (HPPE) or high-modulus polyethylene. Those types of ballistic fabrics have a very […]

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TurtleSkin materials offer personal protection

May 1st, 2008

TurtleSkin® is a family of new patented materials, which are woven with high-strength fibers to be thin, yet protective. TurtleSkin’s weave interlocks aramid fibers so tightly they won’t shift or leave gaps for needles or other fine penetrators to slide past. Less than the thickness of three sheets of paper, the fabric offers personal protection […]

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