About Us

Norplex-Micarta is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoset composite materials. With 60 years of expertise, Norplex-Micarta offers a complete line of high quality specialty sheet products, pre-pregs, tubes, rods, and molded shapes, and tubes crafted to meet the world's most demanding applications.

Norplex-Micarta's vast product line serves military, aerospace, construction, oil & gas, power generation, heavy industrial, electronics, electrical device, medical device, and transportation markets throughout the world.

Headquartered in Postville, Iowa, the Norplex-Micarta plant is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and is staffed with more than 180 skilled workers to manufacture the highest quality thermoset composite.

About ShotBlocker
To meet the world's requirements for improved ballistic protection, Norplex-Micarta has developed specialty high performance thermoset sheets, pre-pregs, rods and molded shapes, and tubes that can withstand the most destructive military and civilian threats. These materials are lightweight, cost effective, easy to install, and are resistant to projectiles, heat, and fire while protecting from ricocheting slugs or fragments.

ShotBlocker materials are compliant with MIL-L-64154, MIL-DTL-64154B, Class A, Code 1, MIL-DTL-64154B, Class B, Code 2 standards as well as UL-752 performance level standards for ballistic levels 1 - 8 and NIJ Standard 0108.01 Threat Levels I - IV.

Norplex-Micarta subjects its antiballistic materials to extreme testing procedures.