Endumax XF23 and the newly introduced Endumax XF33 both belong to the Endumax SHIELD product family. The inherent stiffness and mechanical properties of Endumax® allow this material to be made into laminate panels for use in ballistic protection applications. Manufacturers can easily integrate these panels into their specific application, and will not need to develop a resin to process the panels. Endumax® SHIELD is supplied wound on cardboard tubes with lengths of 150m and widths of 1.6m.
An adjustable product
In line with Endumax®’s customer-centric approach, Endumax® SHIELD can be adjusted to the specific needs of particular ballistic protection applications. It is ready to be stacked and consolidated to plates or other shaped parts of different thicknesses. Endumax® SHIELD-based applications offer ballistic protection for a wide range of ammunition types, according to the customer’s requirements.
Easy handling and processing
Due to Endumax®’s high stiffness and shape at low matrix content, the pressure needed to produce a shaped anti-ballistic plate is less than half than for other UHMWPE materials, which may require up to 200bar pressure. What’s more, because Endumax® is produced in the form of a thin film rather than as a filament, it requires 25% of the quantity of matrix material conventionally used to produce a UD or composite, compared with conventional thin multifilament yarns. This yields a significant advantage in terms of weight, but also in terms of the amount of resin required, and the ease with which you can process it.