Lightweight – Performance – Flexibility
For many years, 3M™ has supplied the material for the body armor used by the US Army. 3M™’s boron carbide (B4C) is processed in the USA by a specialized manufacturing company, and then supplied to the U.S. Army as a complete system of ceramic plates with backing. Together with its partner company, 3M™ (previously ESK) is a key supplier to the U.S. military. Since 2011 the German Army is benefiting from the lightest available SK4 protection based on hot pressed boron carbide multi curved plates from 3M™.