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Graphene Research Could Lead to Foil-Thin Body Armor

Graphene Research Could Lead to Foil-Thin Body Armor

Researchers from the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center discovered that by combining no more than two layers of graphene, they would be able to create an ultra-thin material that, when it is struck by a fast-moving projectile like a bullet, it suddenly hardens and protects the wearer.

December 25, 2017

DSM Dyneema Showcases Latest Dyneema Anti Stab Technology

DSM Dyneema Showcases Latest Dyneema Anti Stab Technology

Dyneema Anti Stab Technology is the company's latest patented anti-stab material for soft armor applications which can be combined with Dyneema soft ballistic products to develop multi-threat protection body armor.

April 19, 2016

Point Blank Enterprises Awarded BA 9000 Certification

This certification demonstrates an additional level of confidence in Point Blank Enterprises’ ability to meet the needs of law enforcement professionals and consistently produce armor that continues to represent those samples used for initial performance testing.

February 29, 2016

SWAT Officer Invents Passive Body Armor Ventilation System

SWAT Officer Invents Passive Body Armor Ventilation System

The TacVent achieves separation of the armor from the wearer's body with space rather than material, using a corrugated panel of soft, rubbery plastic comprised of vented, vertical grooves. This panel pushes the armor away from the body by a half inch, which allows heat to escape from the torso and flow upward, uninhibited and out of the vest. Shelton says this effect cools the wearer's body surface by up to 14.5 degrees.

September 10, 2015

Military Developing "Iron Man" Armor

The suit might eventually have other features unheard of only a few years ago, including an exoskeleton made of liquid armor, smart fabrics that could help stop hemorrhaging, enhanced sensory capabilities and Google Glass-like visuals.

May 29, 2014

Man Who Invented Kevlar Dies in Delaware

Man Who Invented Kevlar Dies in Delaware

Retired DuPont chemist Tom Bair died last week in Delaware. Countless police officers and soldiers owe their lives to Dr. Bair because he was instrumental in inventing Kevlar.

April 24, 2014

SHOT Show 2014: Point Blank Expands Alpha Elite Armor Line
SHOT Show 2014: Are You Ready for Ballistic Underwear?

SHOT Show 2014: Are You Ready for Ballistic Underwear?

The underwear from U.S. Armor protects both the entire pelvic area as well as the wearer’s femoral arteries. It is made of NIJ-certified ballistic armor packages and sewn in multiple panels for breathability and heat dissipation. The moisture-wicking material features anti-odor technology.

January 16, 2014

SHOT Show 2014—Safariland Releases Lightweight, High Performance Armor
Point Blank Enterprises Rolls Out Level II and Level IIIA Alpha Elite Series Armor Systems
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