Building Material offers ballistic protection.

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Installed using ordinary hand tools, Class 1-A fire-rated ShotBlocker(TM) provides projectile and ricochet resistance. Fiberglass laminate can be used in structures where ballistic protection is desired, such as government facilities, check cashing stations, armored vehicles, and commercial aircraft. Material can be cut and drilled in field with circular, table, or panel saws. It complies with applicable federal and state flame and smoke protection regulations.

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Norplex-Micarta's ShotBlocker Offers Superior Ballistic Protection

POSTVILLE, IA - Norplex-Micarta announces ShotBlocker(TM), the only commercially available Class 1-A fire-rated projectile-resistant building material. Far lighter than steel, ricochet-resistant, and easily installed using ordinary hand-tools, ShotBlocker is the ideal reinforcing substrate for bullet-resistant architectural and building projects.

The result of a state-of-the-art design and manufacturing process, ShotBlocker is a bullet-resistant fiberglass laminate that can be used in structures where increased ballistic protection is desired. From government facilities to check-cashing stations, armored vehicles, and commercial aircraft, ShotBlocker provides far greater security and protection in walls, doors, and counters than similar polyester-based ballistic laminates. ShotBlocker also meets the requirements for courtroom, gas station, and convenience market armor. ShotBlocker complies with applicable federal and state flame and smoke protection regulations.

ShotBlocker is readily machined and is far lighter than steel, making it easier to install and repair. ShotBlocker can be cut and drilled in the field with commercial quality circular, table, or panel saws. For aesthetic conformity, ShotBlocker can be surfaced on site with veneer, drywall, wallpaper, or other wall coverings.

Norplex-Micarta's ShotBlocker meets UL-752 performance level standards for ballistic ratings 1-5, and is certified in accordance with the National Institute of Justice NIJ-STD-0108.01 standards. ShotBlocker also meets FAA and Federal Aviation Regulation 25.853 for commercial aircraft compartment interiors. ShotBlocker ballistic-resistant laminates have been tested in accordance with ASTM E84 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials by the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association (HPVA), Reston, VA, USA.

About Norplex-Micarta
Norplex-Micarta is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoset composites. Norplex-Micarta's vast product line serves power generation, military/aerospace, oil & gas, medical device, electrical device, electronics assembly, construction, heavy industry, and transportation markets throughout Europe, Asia/Pacific, and The Americas. Norplex-Micarta is located at 665 Lybrand Street, Postville, IA 52162, USA; Tel: 563-864-7321; Fax: 563-864-4231; E-mail:; Web:

For more technical information, contact:
Alan Johnson, Director of Business Development
665 Lybrand Street
Postville, IA 52162 USA
TEL: +1 563-864-4275; FAX: +1 563-864-4231

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