Waco Composites

Ballistic Threat Protection

Each component in the ArmorCore® panel is critical in stopping a ballistic threat.

armorcore-bulletThe composite laminate consists of fiberglass reinforced thermoset resin designed to defeat a projectile through a process of energy absorption through controlled delamination and energy dissipation.

The fiberglass reinforcement transfers the energy of the bullet across the width of the panel. In addition, the resin is designed to separate into individual plies through a process of controlled delamination to eventually absorb all the energy and stop the bullet within the laminate.

Once the plies have begun to delaminate, additional shots become progressively easier to defeat because the energy is more readily absorbed by the laminate.

In contrast to metal barriers, the fiberglass laminate is designed to prevent ricochet of the projectile as well as spalling on the non-threat side of the panel.

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ArmorCore® Build For Life Video

The ArmorCore® composite laminate consists of fiberglass reinforced thermoset resin designed to defeat a projectile.

Watch the process of energy absorption through controlled delamination and energy dissipation in our Build For Life Video demo.

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