Triggering screens for ballistic research and related industries.

Whithner is capable of developing and producing all custom sizes and shapes of circuitry patterns to satisfy any requirement. Click on a button below to view a list of our most popular items. 


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Whithner manufactured a break screen for a customer on material that will fracture very easily and offer minimum influence to the data being collected. This facility was shooting a very small fragment at a relatively slow velocity. These frags were so small and sharply pointed, there was a concern that the line of the break screen could be missed on initial contact. Whithner decided to also print the backside with the image offset. This way, if the circuit didn’t break the front side on first contact it would break the back circuit. This material is also available with an adhesive backing, however only one side can be printed with the circuitry when adhesive is applied. 


As the finest make and break screen manufacturer in the world, we have helped a national testing facility resolve a triggering problem. The requirement was to attach the screen to the surface; however the testing surface consisted of compound curves and bends. We were able to supply a screen to do just that. This material used on the screen is perfect for testing body armor. 



Whithner has successfully developed a screen capable of being fully submersed. Under water testing is no longer a problem. Custom sizes and circuitry are available as well as stock screen sizes. 



Whithner Screen Graphics recently developed a triggering screen on a rigid carrier for one of our nation’s Department of Defense Laboratories. By using this product, the customer was able to eliminate the labor intensive process of applying adhesive to our standard paper break screens and adhere the screen to a chipboard for rigidity. These screens are for testing larger projectiles and fragments. This application is very useful when a large screen is required.


These screens work best while shooting small fragment or fléchette type projectiles when minimal influence of flight is desired. The thickness of the substrate is so thin that it will trigger with minimal impedance. This material is not suggested for large screens due to the thin and light nature of the material which can make handling difficult at a larger size.