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Shantanu Bhowmik, Ph.D. claims to have developed a Bullet Proof Jacket constructed with thermoplastic composite materials and carbon. While Dr. Bhowmik has not presented any test trials for validation, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, has submitted proposals for development of the jacket in association with Amrita University Coimbatore.

In June 2017, India’s Ministry of Defense approved the vest and noted that manufacturing it for the Indian Army and paramilitary forces would both save lives and money.

The Bullet Proof Jackets weighed about four pounds (standard police and army jackets weighed about forty pounds). The new jackets were called a “game changer.”

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass Technologies strives to empower its customers by providing them with the finest, most cost effective materials, thus allowing them to excel in their respective markets.

The large amount of base resins and weighting agents at Ecomass’ disposal provide it with the ability to engineer materials, and its experience, training, and skill further allow it be completely objective when determining which thermoplastic composite material best meets each customers’ needs.

It sincerely aims to foster a perfectly engineered plan for all your application needs (rather than engineer an application to meet its material properties). While the industry tends to raise the Minimum Order Quality (MOQ) for non-standardized materials, Ecomass will go on maintaining its 250 lb minimum order standard, even for newly developed formulations, in order toshowyou its commitment to providing customers with the best possible materials to produce the best part.

The thermoplastic composite materials referenced in the above article are extremely versatile and are being utilized in all kinds of industries. The work Dr. Bhowmik is doing is just one example. Thermoplastic composite materials are being utilized in car manufacturing, sports, and construction, just to name a few.

All of Ecomass’ compounds are 100% lead free, do not contain any U.S. EPA toxic or hazardous substances, and fully comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Contact Ecomass today or see its website and complete one if its RFQ Forms to find out how you and/or your company might be able to use thermoplastic composite materials or any of the other many compounds Ecomass Technologies creates.