HDPE 2 Lightweight Plates Level III

HDPE (very light weight) protection Level III - 2 plates
HDPE (very light weight) protection Level III – 2 plates

HDPE 2 Lightweight Plates Level III (3) in conjunction with Body Armor level III-A

HDPE 2 Lightweight Plates Level III  is a ceramic trauma plate used by the United States Armed Forces. The Kevlar Interceptor vest itself is designed to stop projectiles up to and including 9×19mm Parabellum submachine gun rounds, in addition to fragmentation. To protect against higher-velocity rifle rounds, HDPE plates are needed.

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Technical details:

  • Ballistic material: HDPE (Polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum).
  • Protection level is III according to NIJ interim requirements.

Ballistic levels:

Bulletproof vests are designed to ‘trap’ and slow bullets down as they attempt to pass through the vest. Bullet Proof Vests come in two different types; hard and soft. The ‘soft’ armors are designed to protect against most handgun and small arms ammunition, whereas ‘hard’ armors are designed to stop high caliber and armor piercing rounds.


  • Size: 300×250 mm ± 5. = 10X12 inch
  • Thickness: 20mm ± 2. = 1 inch
  • Weight: ±1450 gr. =  3 pounds and 3.15 ounces

About HDPE:

HDPE is known for its large strength-to-density ratio. The density of HDPE can range from 0.93 to 0.97 g/cm3 or 970 kg/m3. Although the density of HDPE is only marginally higher than that of low-density polyethylene, HDPE has little branching, giving it stronger intermolecular forces and tensile strength than LDPE. The difference in strength exceeds the difference in density, giving HDPE a higher specific strength. It is also harder and more opaque and can withstand somewhat higher temperatures (120 °C/ 248 °F for short periods). High-density polyethylene, unlike polypropylene, cannot withstand normally required autoclaving conditions.