Bulletproof shields

Materials
Graphene & other 2D materials

Chalmers Industriteknik carries out a project together with Saintpro and 2D fab, where the aim is to develop a bulletproof shield with the material graphene. Graphene is added in polycarbonate (PC), resulting in a product with high mechanical properties and at the same time a low weight.

Bullet-proofness is one of the most demanding applications, which requires cutting edge properties of ingoing materials. A feasibility study that has been conducted, showed that it is possible to produce composites of PC with graphene, and that graphen has a very positive influence on the mechanical properties. During the preliminary study, preliminary tests were carried out on sandwich constructions, where bullet-proofness could be found.

Project goals

The project will manufacture Sainpro’s unique and patented shield with graphene added to the material. The goal is to achieve global ballistic protection standard NIJ Standard III, and European protection standard WPAM 6.

If the project succeeds, graphene will be able to be used in many other different products that have requirements for bullet-proofness, but also in a myriad of other products, such as for example in the automotive industry.

Chalmers Industriteknik contributes with graphene expertise and, together with Chalmers, will evaluate the mechanical properties of the composites.

Partners

Saintpro

Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers Industriteknik

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Johan Ek Weis

Project Manager, PhD

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