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PPK gets global access technology test with armour deal

A subsidiary of commercialisation company PPK has signed a deal with global armour company Tencate for the trial of its technology .

Apr 13, 2023, updated Apr 13, 2023
PPK has struck a deal with Tencate for the use of its BNNT technology in armour (Pic: Craig Ballistics)

PPK has struck a deal with Tencate for the use of its BNNT technology in armour (Pic: Craig Ballistics)

Tencate produces a wide range of defence-related products but is also involved in hard body armour and PPK’s subsidiary BNNT Technology has signed a deal for the supply of just 250 grams of its boron nitrate nanotubes, a material that has shown to be exceptionally strong and durable.

The sample would be infused into Tencate’s products to validate improvements in protection performance. Tencate would also be able to distribute BNNT to other global defence customers and raw material suppliers.

PPK chair Robin Levison said the agreement was an important step towards the full commerciallisation of BNNT in the defence sector.

“Collaborating with global organisations like Tencate provides a clear path to product validation and large-scale commercialisation of BNNTs,” Levison said.

BNNT Technology chair Glenn Molloy said the deal with Tencate would give the company access to a global market in a critical number of defence sectors.

PPK’s battery spin-off Li-S Energy also uses BNNT in its developing lithium-sulphur batteries. PPK also has investments in Australian armour company Craig Ballistics.

 

 

 

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