What’s new in ballistic materials

January 11th, 2021

Blast wave and fragments require a different kind of protection. Photo: Medium.com. The next leap in these protective technologies is on the horizon.  by Debra Cobb For the past few decades, para-aramid fibers and UHMWPEs (ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene) have been the standard bearers in ballistic textiles. But the changing nature of warfare and the need […]

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Textile is designed to shred bullets

November 26th, 2018

Echelon Materials has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the production of its proprietary loom required to produce TiTek, a recent release from the company says. TiTek is a patented lightweight, flexible fabric designed to shred high-powered conical/rifle rounds. According to the company, the fabric responds to today’s increasing threats on law enforcement personnel from […]

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