ESIL eyes for bullet proof steel
Essar Steel India Ltd (ESIL) said it is in talks with vehicle body builders and car designers for using its bullet proof steel in vehicles.
ESIL is the first Indian company to develop bullet proof steel. Till date, this grade of steel is imported from developed countries.
“Having developed this product, we are now in position to commercialise it. We are in discussion with couple of vehicle body builders and car designers to develop passenger vehicle using our bullet proof steel,” said Vikram Amin, Executive Director,(Strategy & Business Development), Essar Steel.
The newly developed bullet proof steel absorbs the impact of bullet travelling at a speed of 700 m/sec with hardly a dent on the surface. This steel has hardness levels above 500 BHN and is extremely tough. The product has undergone several tests and is now ready for commercial production.