A new elastomeric bisphenol-A vinyl ester features high elongation and toughness for ballistic protection in military vehicles.

A new elastomeric bisphenol-A vinyl ester features high elongation and toughness for ballistic protection in military vehicles. Vipel K018 from AOC, Collierville, Tenn., incorporates a reactive elastomeric modifier from Emerald Performance Materials, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Typical formulations, which contain 35% to 50% glass, can be fabricated by hand lay-up, spray-up, filament winding, and pultrusion. Vipel K018's elongation of 12%-vs. 5% for standard vinyl esters-is considered unique for a vinyl ester with an HDT of 216 F (102 C). Liquid properties and most mechanical properties are similar to those of typical vinyl esters. It also achieves an ASTM E-84 Class 1 fire rating. AOC: (901) 854-2800/www.aoc-resins.com . Emerald: (330) 374-2418/www.emeraldmaterials.com

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