In China, private companies are allowed to manufacture body armor, and international trade barriers are not high, so domestic private companies can fully participate in the industry. In addition, China’s body armor is mainly made of PE, namely ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, which has good protective effect and low cost. Currently, the mainstream bullet-proof vests and bulletproof inserts and other bulletproof equipment are made of PE.
In China, PE production is large, the technology is mature, the price advantage naturally highlights. Our body armor sells for about $500, compared with $800 in other countries. Because of this, Chinese body armor sales market covers a wide range, from the Middle East, South America to Europe and the United States, accounting for 70 percent of the world market share of body armor.
Speaking of body armor, I believe we are not unfamiliar, it is mainly used to protect the bullet or shrapnel injury to the human body, is one of the important tools in the war, the world’s military is almost equipped with this “life”. And a recent period of time, Russia and Ukraine battlefield on the occurrence of an interesting story about body armor, so that many people have a new look at China’s body armor.
Recently, a Russian soldier fighting in Ukraine posted a video on social media expressing his gratitude for Chinese-made body armor. The Russian soldier said he bought a bullet-proof jacket on a Chinese platform long before the war broke out. He didn’t expect much, but he saved himself twice at a crucial moment. At first, the soldier was skeptical about the armor’s ability to withstand shrapnel because it looked thin and lightweight.
The footage shows that the body armor the Russian soldiers are holding is a polymer ceramic body armor made in China, which is characterized by toughness and lightweight. It can not only provide enough protection for soldiers, but also reduce unnecessary physical consumption of soldiers on the battlefield. This polymer ceramic body armor, popularly known as ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber material, is the technology that our country mastered in 1999. At present, only four countries China, the United States, Japan and the Netherlands have mastered this technology, which can be referred to as a “high-tech product”.
The body armor in the hands of the Russian soldier was developed by a Chinese new material company, which is a scientific and technological enterprise specializing in the development and production of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber and high-performance bulletproof composite materials. The technical indicators of body armor produced by the company have reached the international advanced level. By 2015, 150,000 pieces of body armor had been exported. The realization of high – priced black technology into “cabbage”.
Post time: Jan-18-2023