FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Armor Holdings Acquires Integrated Textile Systems

August 03, 2006  | 

Armor Holdings has acquired Integrated Textile Systems (ITS), a Monroe, N.C.-based manufacturer of the high-strength material Tensylon.

Tensylon, derived from an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene polymer, has a wide variety of applications, including advanced fiber composites for use in ballistic products. Tensylon high-performance fiber or tape can be processed into any number of specialty tailored composites, depending on the unique application. This acquisition will allow Armor Holdings to develop complete solutions for emerging blast and ballistic threats by starting with the base material.

Dr. Tony Russell, chief technology officer of Armor Holdings, says, “Tensylon has the capability to be a significant new material in the survivability industry. The Tensylon manufacturing process is much cleaner than the manufacture of other ballistic fibers, and Tensylon's low-cost nature could provide Armor Holdings with an important competitive advantage in producing new, advanced, light-weight vehicle armoring solutions. Similar advantages could also be realized in the future development of soldier equipage solutions.”

For more information on Tensylon and Armor Holdings, visit www.armorholdings.com.

Request more info about this product / service / company


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

LAPD Releases Names of Officers Involved in August 11 Shooting
More than two weeks after the police shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles,...
Ferguson Police Begin Using Body-worn Cameras
Ferguson Police are now wearing 50 donated body camera, expecting to outfit all of their...
Weapons, Body Armor Found at Seattle Home After Fatal Shooting
Seattle police said they found a stockpile of weapons and body armor in the home of a man...
Video: Kentucky Deputy Shoots Driver Backing into Him
The deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle when the driver began backing into him,...
Blue Porch Lights Show Support for Wounded Officer in California
Local hardware stores are running out of blue light bulbs as thousands of residents show...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine