Lightweight Vehicle Armor Webinar

DSM is dedicated to using Dyneema®, the world’s strongest and lightest fiber, to help protect the men and women responsible for keeping communities around the world safe. The strength and versatility of Dyneema® make it ideal for a variety of applications which enable high-performing solutions that provide varying levels of ballistic protection for personal and vehicle armor.

Join DSM and our partners throughout the value chain to learn more about lightweight, vehicle armor that protects those that protect us.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CET


TIME TOPIC Presenter
9:00-9:10 a.m. Introduction Richard Gunters, Regional Business Manager
9:10-9:30 a.m. “Dyneema® in Vehicle Protection Applications” by DSM Piotr Dargacz, ADTS Manager, DSM and Erol Unaler, Sales Manager, DSM
9:30-9:50 a.m. “Protection against small-arm API projectiles” by the Military Institute for Armament Technology Professor dr. hab. eng. Adam Wiśniewski, Military Institute of Armament Technology 
9:50-10:00 a.m. Q&A  
10:00-10:20 a.m. "Armor plates from SSAB - current status and future developments" by SSAB Heikki Kinnunen, Senior Ballistic Engineer, SSAB and  Ludger Weichert, Key Account Manager Central Europe, SSAB
10:20-10:40 a.m. “An evaluation of ballistic efficiency among armor ceramic materials” by CoorsTek Nate Paykel, Senior Business Development Manager – Defense, CoorsTek 
10:40-10:50 a.m. BREAK
10:50-11:10 a.m. “Light weight, transparent armor and ballistic challenges at extreme environmental conditions” by AGP Christoph Schulz, Managing Director, AGP Europe 
11:10-11:30 a.m. "Scanfiber Vehicle Armor" by Scanfiber Jan Vinther, Project Director, Scanfiber Composites
11:30-11:40 p.m. Final Q&A / Webinar Closing  

Learn more about our presenters

Military Institute for Armament Technology

Wojskowy Instytut Techniczny Uzbrojenia (Military Institute of Armament Technology) is the leading scientific-research center that has been creating new developments for 80 years to be used by the Polish Armed Forces and continuously cooperating with multiple companies from military & research market.

MIAT GROUP PRESENTER: Professor dr hab. eng. Adam Wiśniewski

Professor dr hab. eng. Adam Wiśniewski, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, is the Head of the Material Engineering Department in MIAT, specialist in armors, ammunition and material engineering. He is the author of multiple books, articles and inventions which have been patented and applied in vehicles around the globe.


SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB is a leading manufacturer of high strength steel including several armor steel grades (Armox/Ramor). SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries. SSAB has production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. Armox/Ramor though are only manufactured in Sweden (Oxelösund – Home of Armox) and Finland (Raahe – Home of Ramor). SSAB is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm and has a secondary listing on the NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki.

SSAB PRESENTERS: Heikki Kinnunen and Ludger Weichert

Heikki Kinnunen, MSc University of Oulu, Department of metallurgy. He joined Raahe Steel Mill 1997 and participated first years heavy plate R&D of TM rolled steels plates. Between 2002 – 2008 as an application engineer for shipbuilding and offshore steels. Work with protection steels started 2008 and journey continues.

Ludger Weichert, graduate in Business Administration, Dipl.Kfm. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. He joined SSAB in Feb. 1989, since then in different positions in Germany, Sweden and USA, work with protection approx.. 10 years ago.


Celebrating 55 years of innovation and success, AGP Group is one of the world’s leading specialty glazing manufacturers with a portfolio of products specially developed to serve the automotive, defense, naval, mass transit and security segments. In 2014, AGP launched their newest business unit: AGP eGlass. With a value proposition focused on finding and responding to modern trends in electrification, connectivity, shared mobility, autonomous driving  and performance, eGlass offers smarter, lighter and tougher solutions tailored for vehicles of the future.


Christoph Schulz has spent 13 years in the business of protection systems for the defense and security industries – with 8 years at Verseidag / Rheinmetall Protection Systems and 5 years with AGP Glass


CoorsTek manufactures lightweight, superior ballistic performance ceramic components for armor integration. Each product is made of next-generation materials, shapes, and sizes for use in body, ground vehicle, aircraft, and marine applications to protect the soldiers of today and tomorrow.

CoorsTek produces ceramic armor components used as the ballistic armor strikeface of lightweight composite armor systems. CeraShield™ ceramics work with appropriate backing systems to neutralize even the most lethal ballistic threats.


Nate Paykel is an experienced professional in the field of ballistic armor and survivability solutions bringing a breadth of knowledge from technical roles with both finished solution providers and materials manufacturers. Nate graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and a Master’s degree in Materials Science from North Carolina State University. 


Scanfiber Composites A/S is a company with many years of experience in ballistic protection.

Since 1996 we have developed and manufactured lightweight armour plating, mostly based on sophisticated fibre composites. We develop the protection, from idea to stat-of-the-art products. Our products ensure maximum performance and agility, without compromising safety.


Jan Vinther is responsible for the Project and Sales Department of Scanfiber Composites – helping and servicing both current and new customers through all phases of their armour projects. Prior to joining Scanfiber, Vinther was a Sergeant in the Danish Army and former Airline Pilot

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