Construction and Threat Protection 2018-07-03T10:35:11+00:00

Composite Materials for Construction and Threat Protection

Materials engineered for safety, low flammability, low smoke generation, and low toxicity

Norplex-Micarta manufactures materials that can be used to provide bullet and blast resistance.

Norplex-Micarta recognizes that the needs to architects, designers, engineers, and owners have changed. The ShotBlocker® line of products is now engineered and produced to order. Norplex-Micarta can provide semi-finished raw materials, consolidated panels, or multi-material solutions that serve as a wall covering for bullet resistant rooms in homes, government facilities, and other architectural projects. These materials can be used in courtroom, bank, check-cashing, gas station, and convenience market armor, providing superior security and protection in walls, doors, and counters.

Composite materials significantly lower the weight and cost of construction projects while maintaining the structural integrity to protect civilians, government officials, and valuables. These materials come in dimensions commonly used in the construction industry and can be fabricated with commercial grade power tools. Each level provides a high strength-to-weight ratio with good flammability and low smoke ratings. They are lighter, stronger, more compact, and less expensive than other threat protection materials in the market.

Composite materials can provide structural support and appealing aesthetics.

Composite materials can also be utilized as structural elements in designs. Norplex-Micarta produces materials specifically designed to have low flammability, smoke generation, and toxicity (low FST). These composites reduce risks associated with other plastics in architectural applications.

In environments where moisture and corrosion are a concern, materials with inherently low moisture uptake and excellent corrosion resistance provide engineers and designers with alternatives to costly coatings.

Finally, laminated products can be used for their aesthetic qualities. Produced in many different colors, and in an array of combinations, some even with unique surface textures, these materials offer architects, designers, and artists new material options to create interesting and functional pieces for industrial, commercial, and even residential applications.

New multi-material solutions may allow design freedom once believed to be unattainable. Contact our applications engineers to discuss how thermoset composites can be customized to meet the needs of your specific application.

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