ShotStop’s Duritium® Technology Takes Poly Plates to a Whole New Level

ShotStop’s Duritium® Technology Takes Poly Plates to a Whole New Level

Stow, Ohio - November 2017: When it comes to poly body armor plates, the primary advantage is packing a powerful defense with minimal weight and bulk. ShotStop® Ballistics has developed a patented technology that has established a new standard for comfortable, lightweight, multi-hit NIJ III+ protection.

The secret? ShotStop’s patented Duritium® technology results in a 30 percent reduction in thickness and weight when compared to the next best poly plate on the market at the same NIJ III+ protection level. In many cases, the Duritium-based plate is up to half as thick as other comparable stand-alone poly plates. This means your officers in the field have the same level of protection with much less bulk and weight for dramatically improved comfort and general mobility.

The strength of Shotstop’s Duritium® technology also allows the company to offer a 15-year warranty on its Level III armor plates and 10-yer on its Level IV, whereas the industry standard is typically five years. When compared to the inexpensive and heavy ceramic plates on the market, this warranty is essential, as there is no potential of cracking during ownership.

All of this leads to increased comfort, more piece of mind, and higher maneuverability...resulting in the likelihood of higher survivability in active threat situations.

For those looking at lightweight poly rifle plates for their next purchase of armor protection, considering ShotStop’s new ultra-light, ultra-thin, high protection plates is a smart move.


U.S.-based ShotStop Ballistics® is developing the lightest, thinnest, and strongest advanced armor technologies in the world. From body armor plates and armored vehicle protection to its innovative BallisticBoard® material and custom armor solutions, ShotStop Ballistics® is leading the way in improving the protection of our police, military, special forces, S.W.A.T., security personnel, and more. With technical expertise that spans the last 35+ years, the ShotStop team brings together engineers, Ph.D.’s, chemists, product developers, and ballistic specialists to create ballistic technology that saves lives, reduces restriction, and maximizes performance. ShotStop® consistently uses independent and federally accredited ballistic labs, including the Department of Defense and National Institute of Justice, to ensure ShotStop armor positions our servicemen and women with the best possible protection. Contact ShotStop Ballistics at or call 800-986-0795.

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