ArmorLite™

A composite panel unlike any other. With a reimagined core of patented metamaterial technology, ArmorLite panels are a breakthrough in strength and lightweighting.

Smarter cores. Better panels.

We’ve taken the power of geometry and designed a smarter core. Forget blown foam or honeycomb. ArmorLite cores are created with mechanical metamaterial technology, structured materials designed with a wide range of exotic responses to external forces. Made by embedding 3D geometric patterns into common base materials, you get the advantages of a new advanced material without the risks associated with chemical or molecular engineering.

Why ArmorLite?
  • At least 30% lighter than standard semi-trailer composite panels.
  • Up to 1,200 lbs of overall trailer weight savings (53-ft trailer).
  • Outstanding stiffness-to-weight ratio.
  • MetaCORE® cores are engineered with patented geometries that make ArmorLite panels exceptionally light, strong, and impact absorbing.
  • Reduced environmental footprint with recycled thermoplastic composites.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
 
ArmorLite conceptual graphic showing metamaterial core
ArmorLite conceptual graphic showing metamaterial core
Why ArmorLite?
  • At least 30% lighter than standard semi-trailer composite panels.
  • Up to 1,200 lbs of overall trailer weight savings (53-ft trailer).
  • Outstanding stiffness-to-weight ratio.
  • MetaCORE© cores are engineered with patented geometries that make ArmorLite panels exceptionally light, strong, and impact absorbing.
  • Reduced environmental footprint with recycled thermoplastic composites.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
 
nfi logo
The lightweighting solution the transportation sector has been waiting for.
– Steven Grabell, NFI

ArmorLite semi-trailer panels

With increasingly heavier vehicles due to regulations, driver comfort, and electrification, lightweighting is critical. ArmorLite is ideal for semi-trailer paneling, offering unsurpassed weight savings without sacrificing strength.

Previous trailer lightweighting efforts have focused on solutions like aerodynamics, a lighter chassis, or switching to expensive aluminum paneling.

Armory Technologies has gone a different route. We’ve redesigned our panel cores to take advantage of the power of geometry to reduce density and provide incredible shear strength – with the possibility of even more advantageous characteristics, like better thermal insulation and isotropic impact absorption.

In an industry that’s been using the same core technology for decades, ArmorLite is the alternative fleet owners and operators have been waiting for.

Other industry applications
  • Building materials
  • Consumer products
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive

Let’s talk tech

Get in touch to discuss how our metamaterial solutions can help your business grow.

Contact us today

ArmorLite semi-trailer panels

With increasingly heavier vehicles due to regulations, driver comfort, and electrification, lightweighting is critical. ArmorLite is ideal for semi-trailer paneling, offering unsurpassed weight savings without sacrificing strength.

Previous trailer lightweighting efforts have focused on solutions like aerodynamics, a lighter chassis, or switching to expensive aluminum paneling.

Armory Technologies has gone a different route. We’ve redesigned our panel cores to take advantage of the power of geometry to reduce density and provide incredible shear strength – with the possibility of even more advantageous characteristics, like better thermal insulation and isotropic impact absorption.

In an industry that’s been using the same core technology for decades, ArmorLite is the alternative fleet owners and operators have been waiting for.

Other industry applications
  • Building materials
  • Consumer products
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive

Let’s talk tech

Get in touch to discuss how our metamaterial solutions can help your business grow.

Contact us today

Lighter

ArmorLite is at least 30% lighter than standard composite semi-trailer panels, meaning improved freight efficiency and fuel savings for fleet owners and operators.

Stronger

Our panels offer high shear strength, meaning greater weight-bearing capacity and lower failure rates. Lighter definitely does not mean weaker.

Smarter

We use proven materials engineered in a smarter way. Reduced risk for technology adoption is eased by simple supply chain integration, domestically-sourced raw materials, and the ability to recycle.

The data speaks for itself

ArmorLite panels are lighter – with a higher stiffness-to-weight ratio – than the standard composite panels commonly used to construct semi-trailers today.

Panel weight

Thickness: 7.5 mm, Stiffness: ~1,500 N·m

Thickness: 13.3 mm, Stiffness: ~5,100 N·m

Thickness: 7.5 mm
Stiffness: ~1,500 N·m

Thickness: 7.5 mm
Stiffness: ~1,500 N·m

Thickness: 13.3 mm
Stiffness: ~5,100 N·m

Thickness: 13.3 mm
Stiffness: ~5,100 N·m

Stiffness-to-weight ratio

ArmorLite is stiffer than standard composite panels of the same weight.

Panel thickness: 7.5 mm
ArmorLite 100 6.2
ArmorLite 500 4.2
Standard composite 3.0
Panel thickness: 13.3 mm
ArmorLite 100 18.3
ArmorLite 500 10.2
Standard composite 6.7
Other
Steel sheet (4.3 mm) 1.0
Aluminum sheet (6.0 mm) 2.1
origami crane

Technology inspired by origami

Learn more about the mechanical metamaterial technology that makes ArmorLite far superior to any composite panel on the market today.
origami crane

Get started with ArmorLite today