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Thanks to its expertise in the development and the production of high-performance ceramics, Norimat is able to produce military grade materials for ballistic applications (SiC, B4C, ZrB2, …).

Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) can be used for the fabrication of elements of light shielding, which can significantly enhance the protection performance to equipment weight ratio.

Norimat also designs new generations of shielding (composed of multi-material assemblies), in order to more efficiently address the evolving threat environment.

This technology offers ultralight solutions for infantryman equipment or the shielding of combat helicopter.

  • Very high densification rate of refractory materials (carbides, borides, nitrides, …)
  • Development of multi-materials complex
  • Equipment lightering
  • Enhanced mechanical properties :
    Silicon carbide (SiC) : hardness +30%, toughness +40% 


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Key strengths

  • Enhanced shielding resistance

  • Multi-materials development

  • Microstructures control


  • Bullet-proof vests
  • Shielding of light-duty vehicles
  • Armored glass