Protection in Dangerous Situations

Body armor needs to protect the wearer effectively from injuries caused by external impact. Soft body armor gives resistance to stab and slash attacks from knives and other sharp objects. Norafin's high-performance nonwovens offer improved protection at lower basis weights enhancing the wearer's comfort of body armor. Those nonwovens are employed e.g. in body equipment in the area of cut and fragment protection, or in combined body armors that allow stab and bullet protection at the same time.

End Uses:

  • fragment protection
    • bomb suits EOD
    • vests
    • bomb blankets
  • stab protection
  • anti-trauma
  • slash protection
  • cut protection
  • puncture protection
  • protection for animals, e.g. dog protection vest

Performance Characteristics of our Products:

  • ballistic properties according to Standard STANAG 2920
  • stab protection according to Standard HOSDB, NIJ, VPAM, EN388 and more – protection against knives and spikes; cut and puncture resistance
  • impenetrability due to the engineered fabric structure
  • durability
  • lightweight material that offers a high level of protection without sacrificing comfort
  • high material strength, extreme density, and homogenous fabric surface
  • stab protection, puncture resistance, slash-resistance

Possible Product Modifications:

  • processing of various high-quality fibers with high density, like para-aramids or polyethylene
  • weight range between 40 - 450 g/m²
  • various structures
  • multilayered solutions incorporating scrims, UDs (unidirectional), fabrics (free of binders)
  • unique Norafin Komanda® technology solutions based on high-performance fibers
  • blending of different materials (2-side constructions)
  • various aftertreatment options: antistatic, water repellent, etc.
  • material modifications possible in order to enhance comfort

Nonwovens for Cut/Stab & Soft Ballistic Protection

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Your Contact Persons
Norafin Jim Fowler

Jim Fowler
Business Unit Manager Norafin (Americas) Inc.

T:+1 828 708 3154
Norafin Andy Schuffenhauer

Andy Schuffenhauer
Projektmanager Forschung & Entwicklung
PPE Specialist

T:+49 3733 5507 240