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Firearms & Personal Protection

MM Polytrade

Firearms & Personal Protection

Firearms & Personal Protection

Polymers and elastomers play a key role in the development and production of details that meet the high requirements for efficiency, safety, and durability in the firearms & personal protection industry. These materials are designed to meet specific criteria, with engineering polymers and elastomers being the ideal solution for manufacturing firearm components, body armor, ammunition, clothing, and food packaging. Polymers are also an ingredient in composites, which typically consist of one or more plastic resin that are wound, bound or extruded together to create very finely stacked layers that provide more strength than a single layer of material would.

Firearm production is a also a crucial segment of the military industry where the choice of suitable materials is essential for achieving high effectiveness and safety. Engineering polymers and elastomers provide the perfect solution for this purpose, as they provide lightweight, high strength, high stiffness, dimensional stability and excellent chemical resistance to meet the most demanding requirements. There are a wide variety of different types of polymers that offer specific benefits, and these polymers can be easily modified to meet almost any performance requirement.

Using polymers in firearm manufacturing offers several advantages that make them preferred in this field, including:

  • Dimensional stability: Polymer materials possess good dimensional stability properties, which is crucial for the precision and reliability of firearms. Their low propensity for deformation under extreme conditions ensures consistent firearm characteristics and improves shooting accuracy.
  • Lower overall production costs: Incorporating polymer materials in firearm production can lead to reduced costs. Polymers are lightweight and cheaper to manufacture compared to traditional metal materials, resulting in cost savings in terms of raw materials, transportation, and storage.
  • Reduced weight: Polymer materials are significantly lighter than metals, reducing the overall weight of firearms. This enhances maneuverability and handling, particularly for military personnel who carry a substantial amount of weaponry or engage in prolonged missions.
  • Ergonomics and design flexibility: Polymer materials offer excellent firearm performance and can be easily molded into complex geometric shapes, allowing for better fitting and ergonomic design. These properties enable manufacturers to differentiate themselves in the market by offering innovative solutions. Additionally, they provide improved recoil absorption, enhancing control and shooting comfort.
  • Moisture and corrosion resistance: Polymer materials exhibit resistance to moisture and corrosion, which is crucial for firearms used in various climatic conditions or underwater environments. They maintain their properties and reliability even under prolonged exposure to moisture or aggressive environments.


In addition to the engineering plastics and compounds, our portfolio also consists of electrical conductive compounds (ESD), they allow constant electrical conductivity at a specified surface resistance, eliminate the appearance of static electricity and reduce the risk of electrostatic discharge in sensitive electronic devices.


With our extensive portfolio of products and expertise in plastic manufacturing, we can assist you in selecting the most suitable polymer for your specific needs and applications. If standard products do not meet your requirements, we can also develop custom compounds based on your specified demands. Trust our knowledge and experience in polymers to help you produce high-quality components.