New garment designed to control odor in body armor

September 16th, 2019

Protective garment startup DragynSkyn has recently announced an upcoming line of compression apparel designed to perform under ballistic body armor. The new product uses a three-layer design to control body odor in protective armor. One layer pulls moisture away from the body and vaporizes it, and a microporous laminate keeps odor-causing bacteria from reaching the body armor or […]

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Mission Ready will launch Next Generation body armor

May 22nd, 2015

Mission Ready Services Inc. (MRS) is currently in the final stages of prototyping and user evaluations for its Next Generation Body Armor System. The company has partnered with the U.S. Army in the development of a new upper extremity system and both have been involved in the concept and design of the item. MRS built […]

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Beyond the flak jacket

August 13th, 2013

With today’s high-performance fiber technology, soft body armor offers improved ballistic protection. The technical textiles industry that focuses on ballistic protection has made impressive technological advancements, but as much as the label “bulletproof” is in common use, when used with textiles, it’s simply not accurate. There are no bulletproof fabrics. A better phrase is “soft […]

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Honeycomb nano foam for body armor

June 1st, 2013

New nano foam fabrics with a honeycomb structure may increase the effectiveness of body armor in preventing traumatic brain injury and blast-related lung injuries, according to researchers at the University of California in San Diego, Calif. Yu Qiao, professor of structural engineering, reports that the nano foam helps disperse the force of impact over a […]

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New body armor from TenCate

May 11th, 2013

TenCate Advanced Armor North America announces a new line of personal protection products offering higher levels of life-saving capabilities. The product launch includes soft body armor materials, soft body armor inserts, and hard body armor plates. TenCate Aramid-Shield™ 1000 is a uni-directional aramid ballistic material. TenCate Pro-Tector® 1000 is a woven aramid laminate multi-threat material. […]

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Portable shields, top-level protection

May 1st, 2013

Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams confront weapons of increasing deadliness in conflicts with terror suspects, mass shooters, criminals or rioters well versed in guns and gear. SWAT teams use equipment designed for high-risk situations, including urban close-quarters combat, hostage crises and barricaded suspects. The challenge for manufacturers of protective gear has been to achieve […]

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Consistent testing in body armor density

June 1st, 2012

Areal density is used throughout the body armor industry to make pound-for-pound performance comparisons of armor systems, and is frequently listed among required attributes of procurement contracts—despite the lack of a standardized test method. H.P. White Laboratory Inc., near Baltimore, Md., is an independent ballistics testing lab and has developed a new Standard Method for […]

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Body armor sales survive budget cuts

May 12th, 2012

A new report by Visiongain, a London-based provider of industry and business intelligence, indicates that military body armor and personal protective gear will be a $1.07 billion market in 2012, despite defense budget cuts planned by many nations, including the U.S. “An underlying desire and responsibility to provide the best protection to military personnel will […]

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