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Fiber-Tech raises ballistics panel applications
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Jan '08
Composite panel fabricator Fiber-Tech has significantly increased its participation in ballistics and military applications over the past few years due to homeland security concerns and the need for troop protection in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The same AOC Altek polyester resin Fiber-Tech uses for commercial panel applications is employed in Fiber-Tech ballistics armor.

“We use a similar fabrication process but for ballistic applications produce panels which are solid fiberglass and resin,” says Fiber-Tech Vice President of Technology Bob Pfeifer. “Laminate thicknesses are one-eight-inch to one-and-a-quarter inch (0.32- to 3.2-centimeters), depending on the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) ballistic rating required for a given application.”

The NIJ has a rating system for different projectiles or “threat levels.” The higher the rating or threat level, the more resin and fiberglass Fiber-Tech uses in order to produce a thicker ballistic panel. Using fiberglass woven roving in AOC resin, Fiber-Tech's solid ballistic panels have passed NIJ Standards 0108.01 criteria.

Fiber-Tech's largest ballistic panel job so far was the production of ceiling tiles designed to resist mortar shrapnel in soft-sided structures using the Altek resin in 0.5-inch (1.3-centimeter) thick laminates.

From manufacturing sites in Washington, Ohio and Michigan, Fiber-Tech produces large, flat composite panels for the transportation, marine, military, construction, andcorrosion resistant markets among others, with transportation as a mainstay.

The majority of the composite panels for Penske and U-Haul trucks in the past 18 years were fabricated by Fiber-Tech using Altek unsaturated polyester resin. “Penske and U-Haul began using composite walls in the late 1980s and have since gone to 100% FRP (instead of aluminum) walls for their consumer rental truck bodies,” explains Fiber-Tech Vice President, Sales, Wayne Durnin.

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Fiber-Tech provides panels for a variety of industries, including the Transportation, Building Panel Systems, Houseboat Panels and Insulated Panele. Fiber-Tech recently collaborated on a prototype rescue chamber, which received the 2007 Ace Award at Composites & Polycon for Most Creative Application.

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