Morgan Advanced Materials Highlights CAMAC® Composite Technology for Outstanding Performance in Ballistic and IED Protection

Morgan Advanced Materials' Composites and Defence Systems (Morgan) highlights its CAMAC® advanced composite technology, designed to deliver outstanding performance in ballistic and improvised explosive device (IED) protection. Armor systems made from CAMAC materials are custom-designed to deliver the optimum balance of performance, weight, and cost.

CAMAC armor provides a protective shield with outstanding ballistic and mechanical performance, and is up to 50 percent lighter than the equivalent steel armor for protection from armor-piercing rounds. CAMAC systems can defeat a wide range of threats, including fragmentation, high velocity small arms, grenade attack, mine blasts, and burning fluids. Composite panels are precision-molded to match individual vehicle configurations.

Utilizing fibers such as, S-2 Glass, E Glass, aramid and polyethylene, Morgan consolidates ballistic laminates by employing a wide range of molding techniques. Morgan's unrivalled knowledge and experience of processing, allows for precise dimensional control and consistency. The laminates can also be combined with ceramic and metal hybrids to optimize them for specific design and performance requirements.

Several CAMAC formulations are available for multiple applications. CAMAC appliqué armor provides lightweight, multi-hit protection for existing platforms against a wide range of threats, including small or medium caliber weapons, IEDs and rocket propelled grenades. CAMAC spall armor improves crew and platform survivability through the mitigation of behind armor effects.

Also available is CAMAC structural armor, made from unique composite materials and resin formulations. Specially used in the manufacture of light armored vehicles and in aviation and maritime applications, CAMAC ultra-light semi-structural armor provides effective multi-hit protection for vehicle-mounted weapon stations. Its lightweight construction reduces gross platform weight, adverse center of gravity effects, and electromagnetic compatibility issues.

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Gaskell, Morgan Advanced Materials

Tel +44 (0) 24 7670 2802

About our Composites and Defence Systems business

The Composites and Defence Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials makes innovative products using composite materials and specialist manufacturing techniques. We have extensive capabilities for product design, development, manufacture and test. Our longstanding experience allows us to meet diverse customer requirements from small glass thermoplastic moldings for medical applications to large-scale thermosets for the aerospace industry.

The Composites and Defence Systems business is an established supplier of lightweight armor products for effective protection of people and vehicles. We make a range of combat-proven body armor including helmets and ballistic protection jackets and vests. Our composite vehicles armor systems offer exceptional ballistic and mechanical performance.

About Morgan Advanced Materials

Morgan Advanced Materials is a global materials engineering company which designs and manufactures a wide range of high specification products with extraordinary properties, across multiple sectors and geographies.

From an extensive range of advanced materials we produce components, assemblies and systems that deliver significantly enhanced performance for our customers' products and processes. Our engineered solutions are produced to very high tolerances and many are designed for use in extreme environments.

The Company thrives on breakthrough innovation. Our materials scientists and applications engineers work in close collaboration with customers to create outstanding, highly differentiated products that perform more efficiently, more reliably and for longer.

Composites and Defence Systems is a business of Morgan Advanced Materials, which has more than 9,000 employees across 50 countries serving specialist markets in the energy, transport, healthcare, electronics, security and defence, petrochemical and industrial sectors. Morgan Advanced Materials (MGAM) is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the engineering sector.

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