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What is Bullet Proof Armour made of?

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What is Bullet Proof Armour made of and why are some materials bullet proof when others are not. In you simple words I can understand please. If you do not know the answer please do not cut and past or simply link.
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Bulletproof materials such as Kevlar, Lexan, and carbon fiber composites are made of complex compounds that possess the ability to absorb shock (usually from a high speed projectile) while leaving the material only slightly deformed. The compounds used in these materials have strong bonds at the atomic level which makes this possible. Also, very few (if any) materials can offer protection against all bullets or multiple bullets to the same location. Therefor the term "bulletproof" is more accurately described as "bullet resistant".

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Well most vest are made now days out of Kevlar, which is a vary light weight and you can move fast in it. There is other things you can use but this is the best so far.

How it works is all the fibers from Kevlar are put tightly together to create a strong vest and since it is tightly pack together it can stop bullets to save life's.

Hopes this helps, and good luck

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Bullet Proof Armor also known as a ballistic vest is typically made out of woven kevlar or other fibers such as DSM's Dyneema, Honeywell's Gold Flex and Spectra, Teijin Twaron's Twaron, Pinnacle Armor's Dragon Skin, and Toyobo's Zylon. These newer materials are advertised as being lighter, thinner and more resistant than Kevlar, although they are much more expensive.

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Usually it's made of either Kevlar or a couple of other derivatives, i.e. Spectra or Twaron.

In simple terms those are polyethylene fibers aka polymers, basically advanced hard plastics. They're usually bonded together in layers with high strength resins, same type of concept if you were to glue together plastic with super glue.

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Simple ones are made out of kevlar, but high grade military vests are made out of ceramic plate, and kevlar.

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Why are these materials bullet proof and other materials not?

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