- THE MAGAZINE
Saint-Gobain Ceramics sells the Hexoloy® silicon carbide plates to top defense companies that combine the plate with a backing material, and insert the finished plates into vests. When a bullet strikes the Hexoloy plates, the bullet shatters and the plates absorb and disperse the force, protecting the wearer. To meet increased demand, the Niagara Falls plant recently launched a multi-million dollar expansion project, which is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2008.
Saint-Gobain’s website is located at www.saint-gobain.com.