Our Carolina Ballistic Product Divisions
Carolina Ballistic is the business unit of Carolina Performance Fabrics, specializing in the manufacture of high quality ballistic protection products with a strong presence in Body Armor, Vehicle Armor and Advanced Material Solutions. Carolina Ballistic is a single point solution provider for a wide range of applications. Vertical integration across the armor manufacturing process allows for total process control and quality assurance and gives flexibility to our client’s and their ever-evolving requirements.
Carolina Ballistic grows through strategic alliances with key partners:
With a technological and supply strategic alliance, Carolina Ballistic is the
main DuPont™ woven Kevlar®
and Tensylon® converter in Mexico and Central America.
Honeywell – Spectra
On November 2021, Carolina Ballistic and Honeywell signed an important collaborative agreement to weave Spectra Fiber for new Civilian and Military Armored Vehicles and Body Armor Plates solutions. Carolina Ballistic is the first and only company in all the World to weave Honeywell Spectra for vehicle armor panels and body armor plates
Invista – CORDURA
As a very important part of its diversification and expansion around the world, Carolina Ballistic is an official mill partner of CORDURA in North America. We are listed as Authorized Mills being an important partner for Invista and its brand CORDURA within the tactical equipment market. CORDURA is a time proven global brand known for their performance and quality. We are proud to partner with CORDURA as our commitment to quality and performance is in perfect alignment.
CONSEJO NACIONAL DE LA
INDUSTRIA DE LA BALÍSTICA
Carolina Ballistic is founder and active member of the Armoring Industry
National Council, which is a representative of the Mexican Armor Industry
organized by the most important distributors and manufacturing
companies of the body, vehicle and architectural armor segments.
SOURCES OF VALUE
Carolina Ballistic offers an added value in all of its ballistic product lines with the incorporation of:
Allows to give a superior processes control and quality assurance as well as giving flexibility to our client’s evolving requirements.
Every Carolina Ballistic product undergoes regular in-house testing; which streamlines the quality control process and gives real time feedback and confidence.
Carolina Ballistic operates the only ballistic laboratory in Mexico authorized by the Mexican Army. Vertical integration into ballistic testing offers the capacity to conduct streamlined and efficient Research & Development.
Direct access to in-house NIJ compliant test chambers provide the opportunity to our clients to test their solutions before sending them into the NIJ certification process.
Coatings & Laminations
Gives an extra protection layer that isolate the inside materials such as Kevlar® fibers from outer agents and acts as a waterproof solution.
With a variety of coating chemistries, Carolina Ballistic provides additional value including solutions of waterproofing, abrasion resistance, and advanced performance resin matrices.
Vertical integration of the weaving process allows for faster program ramp up schedules and the ability to customize textiles for specific applications. Full control of the armor architecture ensures that every Carolina Ballistic product is optimized for success.
Using the latest, state of the art, consolidations methods, by Pressing & Autoclaving, every Carolina Ballistic product is optimized for maximum protection and value. High pressing capacity of 3,500 tons, guarantee a complete consolidation in all our ballistic pressed products.
CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS
National Institute of Justice
Carolina Ballistic certify their products with the highest quality standards as National Institute of Justice (NIJ) of the United States of America
Department of Justice.
PREMIO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGÍA E INNOVACIÓN®
On the year 2018, we won the National Award of Technology and Innovation given by The President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto. We become the first textile company to achieve this accomplishment in the award’s history.