FORMAX manufactures carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements.
FORMAX manufactures carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements.

FORMAX is the first multiaxial fabric manufacturer to be awarded membership to the alliance.

On behalf of the MOD, the MAST STC alliance is tasked with the pursuit of excellence in structures science and technology for defence applications. Members of MAST STC will investigate novel materials and processes and ultimately the research findings will be applied in operational service.

FORMAX is assisting the MOD’s Armour and Protection group in the development of multiaxial fabrics, with a specific focus on ballistics and blast impact protection. The initial concept materials will undergo stringent testing procedures later this year.

“Being part of such a vital and technical collaboration is a huge honour," comments Oliver Wessely, Managing Director, FORMAX. "We are committed to delivering innovative and tailored solutions to all our customers and having the opportunity to apply these within a new generation of UK defence materials is hugely satisfying.”