Sintx will help develop the manufacturing of ceramic armor for use by personnel, aircraft, and vehicles. (Photo courtesy Business Wire.)
Sintx will help develop the manufacturing of ceramic armor for use by personnel, aircraft, and vehicles. (Photo courtesy Business Wire.)

Sintx Technologies has formed an agreement with surfaces technology specialist B4C LLC to acquire the latter’s equipment and technical processes for making ballistic armor plates.

The company says that it has also entered into a technology license agreement with Precision Ceramics USA to manufacture a ceramic composite for defense armor applications.

According to Sintx, ceramic materials are used in modern armor systems due to their light weight and resistance to high velocity projectiles.

B4C makes boron carbide, a ceramic material used in the manufacture of protective body armor plates. Plans are for Sintx to manufacture pure boron carbide to make the highest strength ceramic armor available. The company will also develop a lower cost composite of boron carbide and silicon carbide, under a license from Precision Ceramics USA. The composite material is suitable for law enforcement and civilian armor.

This story uses material from Sintx, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.