JEC Group have brought together the international community of composites leaders and executives in our Composites Circle as an unique networking opportunity to meet with both peers and future partners.
Composite materials are used extensively in an ever-increasing variety of defence applications, ranging from ballistic and blast protection systems in armoured vehicles to structural components for vehicle, naval and aerospace applications, including: UAVs, radomes and communication dishes. The dismounted soldier is also well-provided for with advanced composite materials being used in lightweight helmets and body armour.
Umeco demonstrate their expertise in the defence sector, including:
• Alpha Eagle aircrew helmet, designed and manufactured by Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd., uses our VTM®264 carbon and aramid fibre fabric prepregs. VTM®264 prepregs were selected because they can be quickly laid-up, cure at low pressure and can provide a good surface finish straight from the mould. • VestGuard UK MAX-7 Hard Armour Plate vest, containing ballistic hard armour plates manufactured using our MTM®28 prepreg. Capable of stopping a 0.30 calibre armour-piercing round, our prepreg has been co-moulded using VestGuard’s proprietary materials and techniques to provide cost-effective life-saving equipment for those operating in the armed and police forces, journalists, private security personnel and VIPs.• Ballistic panels, demonstrating the application of our MTM®82 S2-Glass® reinforced phenolic resin and MTM®248S epoxy resin prepregs in ballistic and blast protection systems.Their extensive R&D facility includes a team dedicated to developing a wide variety of materials for specific customer needs. This activity has resulted in world-leading, technologically advanced prepregs, adhesives and ancillaries which provide oven/vacuum bag and autoclave processing options.