Von Roll Launches the New PARA-LITE PHT20 Armoring Material
10/11/2010

To stay ahead of latest threats, police, military and paramilitary organizations can now benefit from lightweight, cost competitive, advanced composite materials. Due to the development of HiPer-tex high performance glass fibre from 3B, Von Roll extended its armoring products range and unveiled new PARA-LITE PHT20 phenolic prepreg for hard armoring applications. Optimal protection needs could be achieved by the combination of 3B’s HiPer-tex fibre with Von Roll composites long lasting know-how in impregnation and lamination technologies.

Online PR News – 11-October-2010 – – To stay ahead of latest threats, police, military and paramilitary organizations can now benefit from lightweight, cost competitive, advanced composite materials. Due to the development of HiPer-tex high performance glass fibre from 3B, Von Roll extended its armoring products range and unveiled new PARA-LITE PHT20 phenolic prepreg for hard armoring applications. Optimal protection needs could be achieved by the combination of 3B’s HiPer-tex fibre with Von Roll composites long lasting know-how in impregnation and lamination technologies.

Von Roll was keen to state: “HiPer-tex made PARA-LITE PHT20 phenolic prepreg solves both challenges of weight reductions and affordability for today and tomorrow hard armor systems. This makes lighter weight and economical our newly developed certified composites stand-alone and hybrid STANAG 4569 ballistics solutions that defeat a range of ammunitions from small arms to high calibers such as Amor Piercing bullets. This enables Von Roll to propose to our customers an even wider range of ballistics solutions they are interested in”.

Eric Debondue, Specialties Business Development Leader of 3B added: “Our unique HiPer-tex glass formulation, delivers a high level of performance in composite parts while ensuring sustainable economics. In parallel to our latest developments in wind energy and high pressure vessels we are very pleased at 3B to partner with VonRoll to develop a ballistics solution that has a high level of protection and extremely long term durability thanks to the high mechanical and high impact resistance properties of HiPer-tex fibre.”

Hard Armor ballistics protections are known to protect against bullets, IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devises) and EFP (Explosively Former Projectiles) while bringing structure in naval ships, planes and vehicles.

HiPer-tex high performance fibers are ideally suited to hard armor applications, as well as many other industry segments, due to an increasing demand for weight reduction combined with higher performance that is economically viable for high capacity.