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The Material of choice for today’s light-weight armor systems

SM Carapace Armor is the first to set up an advanced ceramic armor manufacturing facility in India. These state-of-the-art modern manufacturing facilities are manned by highly competent personnel.



From the powder stage to the final ceramic plate, we employ innovative, unique and cutting-edge technologies to ensure that our products meet International Quality Standards; both in terms of manufacturing processes as well as the actual vis-à-vis stated performance. This, therefore, ensures consistent performance and quality.


CaraSTOP with high B4C, hardness, high elastic modulus and low density, is the most advanced system to provide LIGHT WEIGHT protection against deadly bullets like the Armor Piercing rounds. Its high flexural strength and fracture toughness ensure:

  • Exceptionally high specific stopping power to defeat high velocity projectiles
  • Superior hardness for combating advanced threats
  • Lower weight with higher performance benefits
  • Multiple hit capability
It is eminently suitable for applications where weight is of prime consideration. Examples include:
  • Personal Body Armor: Hard Armour Inserts, Side Plates etc
  • Light Weight Armour panels for vehicle armoring – Doors, Roof etc.
  • Best suited for armoring of helicopters and other combat aircraft – Seating and Wing Panels. – Modular add-on aircraft cockpit and floor amours
  • Light Weight armor panels for Boats, ships and naval vessels
Evaluation between MK I and MK II
Property Typical Values
Density 2.5 – 2.6 g/cc
Hardness (Knoop 1 Kg) 2600
Flexural Strength (MOR), 200 C 240 MPa
Fracture Toughness, Klc 3-4 MPa m1/2
Elastic Modulus, 200 C 360 GPa
Thermal Conductivity, 200 C 48.0 W/ mK
CTE, 25-10000 C 4.4 x10-6 /0 C


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