Ballistic Recycling Intl.

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FAQs - Body Armor Recycling & Disposal

What are your fees for body armor recycling, Kevlar recycling and destruction?

There are NO FEES for our service.

What happens to the recycled body armor?

The material recovered during the recycling process will be used to manufacture an assortment of non-ballistic products including tires, tennis rackets, hockey sticks, snowboards, brake pad, jet engine enclosures, optical fiber cable systems, rope, flame resistant and heat protective clothing and helmets.

What documentation will be provided to us?

We provided a chain of custody form for you to fill out and provide with your shipment.  Once the body armor is processed you will receive a Certificate of Destruction and Recycling.

Do you sell used body armor?

We do NOT sell any body armor.  Our body armor disposal business is solely destruction, recycling and material recovery.  
What is the life cycle of body armor?

Most of the body armor manufactured in the U.S. has a 5 year warranty expiration.  Depending on the use and condition of the vest the life cycle may be shorter.

What materials are used to make body armor bullet resistant?

Body armor consists of layers of para-aramid fibers such as Kevlar and Twaron and/or PE based based fiber products such as Dyneema and Spectra.

Who are the major body armor manufacturers?

Point Blank, Protective Products, PACA, Safariland and Second Chance. In addition to these companies there are over 50 smaller companies that also manufacture NIJ compliant body armor.

How many police officers' lives have been saved by body armor?

More than 3,000 police officers have been save since the mid 1970s when the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) began testing and developing body armor.

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