GRIP Metal Ballistic Panel is a panel consisting of two GRIP Metal plates that are sandwiched with a phenolic core. This panel stops rounds fired from a handgun.
Composites bring together the best qualities of individual materials to make a better final material that amplifies the strengths of each component material. With GRIP Metal™, adhesives can be eliminated, thereby eliminating surface preparation, application of adhesives, curing and/or heating, and the health and environmental impacts such as fumes, VOCs and non-recyclable waste.
HDPE+aluminum panels made with GRIP Metal™ instead of adhesive are stronger and stiffer.
Phenolic composite panels using GRIP Metal™ instead of plain steel showed that flexural strength doubled with GRIP Metal™, and tensile strength more than doubled.
GRIP Metal™ can be used with polymers in injection moulding or simply pressed onto the material. Harder materials may require some heating.
- eliminates adhesives
- allows bonding with other materials
- adheres materials otherwise not able to adhere (eg HDPE to aluminum)
- stronger and more durable bond that adhesives
- materials are easier to recycle
A unique compound of recycled rubber specifically made to be fire resistant, insulating, and long lasting is at the core of our cladding panels.