NIJ 0101.08 Test for Ballistic Resistant Protective Materials

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NIJ 0101.08 Test for Ballistic Resistant Protective Materials

EUROLAB, with its state-of-the-art accredited laboratories and expert team, provides precise and fast testing services within the scope of NIJ 0101.08 testing. This standard specifies minimum performance requirements and test methods for ballistic resistant protective materials.

NIJ 0101.08 Test for Ballistic Resistant Protective Materials

This standard is applicable to all ballistic restraint materials (armor) intended to provide protection against gunfire, with the exception of police body armor and ballistic helmets, which are the subject of individual NIJ performance standards. Many different types of armor are now available, ranging from those designed to protect against small-caliber handguns in ballistic resistance to those designed to protect against high-powered rifles.

Ballistic resistant materials are used to manufacture portable ballistic shields such as ballistic panels for use by a police officer, to provide ballistic protection for stationary structures such as control rooms or guard stations, and to provide ballistic protection for occupants of vehicles.

Ballistic resistant materials used to manufacture armor include metals, ceramics, clear glass, fabrics, and fabric-reinforced plastics. They are used individually or in combination depending on the intended threat protection.

The ballistic threat posed by a projectile depends, among other things, on its composition, shape, caliber, mass and impact velocity. Due to the wide variety of cartridges and handloads available in a given caliber, armor to beat a standard test round may or may not defeat other charges of the same caliber.

For example, an armor that prevents penetration of a 357-magnum test round may or may not defeat a higher speed 357 Magnum round. Similarly, for the same strike rates, non-deforming or armor-piercing poses a significantly greater penetration threat than an equivalent lead-core projectile of the same caliber. The test munitions specified in this standard represent common threats to the law enforcement community.

EUROLAB assists manufacturers with NIJ 0101.08 test compliance. Our test experts, with their professional working mission and principles, provide you, our manufacturers and suppliers, the best service and controlled testing process in our laboratories. Thanks to these services, businesses receive more effective, high-performance and quality testing services and provide safe, fast and uninterrupted service to their customers.

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