Bulletproof backpacks hold a viable market segment

August 13th, 2013

Ballistic protection in backpacks has been available for several years. A tragic event, such as occurred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, creates renewed interest among the target market group: parents with school children. The BackpackShield™ made of DuPont™ Kevlar® has been on the market since 2007, offering a lightweight, bullet-resistant product (N.I.J. […]

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Tragedy leads to production of bulletproof vests for children

February 1st, 2013

A Colombian maker of bulletproof clothing, Miguel Caballero Ltd., Bogota, Colombia, shipped its first U.S. order of 24 ballistic protection vests for children in January, following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. CEO Caballero once resisted manufacturing vests for children. “I thought, kids don’t need this protection,” he said. “After […]

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