XeraCarb’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Hywel Jones, was invited to give a presentation at an international meeting on Materials for Extreme Environments.
The meeting, organised by the UK Ministry of Defence brought together industry, academia and key representatives of the armed forces from the UK and the USA to discuss the latest developments in materials designed to operate in extreme conditions. These included materials tolerant to temperatures up to 3000°C, materials resistant to blast and new ceramics which can be used to stop high energy projectiles. Dr Jones presented XeraCarb’s results from the a project to develop light-weight conformal ceramic armour (LiCCA), an MOD funded project.
We are continuing our research and development into other Industrial and technical environments, and are constantly seeking to meet new challenges.
XeraCarb materials are currently being evaluated for use as personal body armour with the research sponsored by the UK’s Ministry of Defence.
This material offers significant advantages over existing armour in terms of the cost, shape and size of components which are possible and in terms of the total system weight.