UL NIJ Ballistic Tested Plate

Kloeckner Metals supplies UL NIJ Ballistic Tested Plate to body armor manufacturers nationwide.

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General Info About UL NIJ Ballistic Tested Plate

Body armor standards are established by the Underwriters Laboratory and National Institute of Justice, and they help buyers know what kind of protection they’re getting. The higher the armor's number, the greater the protection, and generally the higher the weight and cost.

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    To meet the needs of body armor, UL NIJ Ballistic Tested Plate tends to have fair welding, poor machining, and poor forming, but excellent wear resistance.

  • Industries

    UL NIJ Ballistic Tested Plate is used in the military and law enforcement industry.

  • Applications

    UL NIJ Ballistic Tested Plate is mainly used equipment for the military and law enforcement, like body armor.

  • Machining

    UL NIJ Ballistic Tested Plate tends to have poor machinability.

  • Welding

    UL NIJ Ballistic Tested Plate tends to have fair welding capabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions About UL NIJ Ballistic Tested Plate

  • Why is armor sold in plates?

    ANSWER:

    Originally, armor was quite heavy and difficult to maneuver. On the other hand, it is considered a necessity to protect vital organs that are located in the thorax and chest area. To take advantage of its strength while giving it mobility, armor is provided in “plate carrier” vests. Worn by the military and police, the vest allows law enforcement personnel to swap out armor plates as needed.

  • What are the different levels of plates?

    ANSWER:

    The National Institute of Justice establishes the body armor standards, as well as informs customers on what kind of body armor and protection they are getting. An example is the the Level III armor, which can stop some rifle rounds like the 7.62 x 39. Pistol rounds up to and including 0.357 Magnum can be stopped by Level IIIA armor.

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