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  • sjorgenson95z sjorgenson95z Jul 25, 2006 12:38 PM Flag

    Hexcel comments on body armor

     

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but this "soft" body armor is a completely different product from CRDN's 'hard' ceramic body armor. If the 'hard' stuff is getting more orders then it makes sense that the 'soft' stuff from competitors is getting less.
    Kevlar doesn't help much against rifle rounds, while ceramic plates will stop a rifle round cold. I think that's the reason for the shift in demand.
    Hexcel should stick to planes, boats, and cars where their tough, light-weight materials have a bright future. It's just not the right material for armor above anything bigger than a handgun.

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