In modern day military equipment, the term “composites” can be found often. Composites can make up many types of different materials, but in many cases they consist of one or more polymer materials that are wound, bound or extruded together to create very finely stacked layers that provide more strength than a single layer of material would. Plastics have been used in the creation of military armor, ammunitions, clothing, and even meal packaging for many years. This technology has allowed the applications to be lower in weight, durable over longer lifespans, and more shock absorbent than traditional materials. Plastics are an integral part of the modern military, and they will continue to be a key component due to their ease of molding, forming and shaping to the desired application.
Our portfolio of polycarbonate, high impact polystyrene, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyamide, olefin block copolymers and specialty compounds can provide your applications with the toughness and durability that are required for military applications.