For decades, C.A.PICARD® has been counted among the world’s best manufacturers of special purpose steel solutions for specialist industries which fulfil utmost demands. Our knowledge of materials is based on our history – since the founding of our company in 1876, we have been ideally combining experience, know-how and development.
For human safety, we have been delivering HC Protect® and SC Protect – security steels of the latest generation – for military forces, civil defence and money transporters since 2006. Innovative production processes permit to combine contradictory properties such as extremely-high hardness and ductility in one material and thus to ensure superior performance. Guaranteed mechanical properties and lowest thickness tolerances make a weight-optimised design of ballistic protection possible.
By means of its particular multi-hit capability with low weight, HC Protect® offers a secure efficiency against hard-core ammunition in a compound system against various kinds of threat, while SC Protect offers utmost efficiency against soft-core ammunition.
Thanks to long-time experience, unique production possibilities and continuous development in close cooperation with our customers, we offer tailor-made solutions which meet your requirements.
- Military forces
- Civil defence
- Money transporters
- Multi-hit capability
- Low thicknesses (less weight)
- Suitable as compound system
- Stand-alone utilization is possible
- Low thickness tolerance
- Various thicknesses are available from stock
- Compound systems can be designed on demand
- Customized thicknesses are possible with HC Protect® 160 and 175 (not with HC Protect® L)
|HC Protect® 160||HC Protect® 160 L||HC Protect® 175||HC Protect® 175 L||SC Protect 140|
|Surface hardness:||HRC||62-65||62-65||62-65||62-65||50 ± 2|
|Core hardness:||HRC||approx. 45||approx. 45||approx. 42||approx. 42||–|
|Maximum Dimension:||mm||850 x 2500||850 x 2500||1250 x 2500||1250 x 2500||1500 x 4500|
|Available thicknesses:||mm||6.0 – 12.0||6.0 – 12.0||2.0 – 7.0||2.0 – 7.0||1.2 – 5.0|
|Formability:||–||only before heat treatment*||only before heat treatment*||only before heat treatment*||only before heat treatment*||lmited*|
* Constructionally limited, only after consulting