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Armageddon Gear – New Bungee Webbing For Slings

Saturday, April 8th, 2017


Armageddon Gear has literally been working for years with webbing manufacturers to develope a bungee webbing, made specifically for their standard and convertible carbine slings. This is a soft flat webbing with built-in stretch that has been developed to match the strength and performance characteristics of their previous carbine sling. The flat webbing won’t roll and twist like the tubular webbing slings used to.

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Convertible Carbine Sling w/QD Swivels


Armageddon Gear products are Made in the USA!

Mission Ready Announces Winning Submission to Develop US Navy Electrician’s Impact Safety Vest

Friday, April 7th, 2017

VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – April 04, 2017) – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: MRS) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Protect The Force Inc. (“Protect The Force” or “PTF”), has been awarded a contract with Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (“Natick”) for the development of an Electrician’s Impact Safety Vest (“EISV”) to be used by sailors on surface and submarine vessels.

PTF’s successful submission followed a solicitation by Natick for a 3-phase delivery of EISV’s with technology and functionality integrations including excellent mobility and flexibility, arc flash and impact protection — afforded by the selection of specific materials — and physical features to allow for extraction in the event the user becomes injured and incapacitated.

Leveraging a US Government design, PTF will develop the initial prototypes for expert-user field evaluation prior to production, and subsequent delivery, of 75 final prototypes in accordance with the Statement of Work. All costs associated with the development and delivery of the EISV prototypes will be funded by NSRDEC including USD $28,500.00 fee to be paid to Protect The Force for its efforts in bringing the EISV to the commercialization stage. The prototypes will be produced at PTF Manufacturing, the Company’s 22,000 square-foot rapid prototyping facility in Jacksboro, TN which currently manufactures a full range of products dedicated to the tactical and defense industry including tactical outerwear, canine armor products, bomb suits/blankets, riot control protection, carriers, textiles with integrated electronics and ballistic panels.

Francisco Martinez, PTF’s Chief Technology Officer states, “We have had the privilege of pioneering technology with Natick since 2012 — impacting the industry with outstanding innovations — and we are very excited to once again collaborate with Natick and support this critical project with the uncompromising quality and professionalism that has become synonymous with PTF-Natick collaborations.”

Performed by the Innovations team at its Boston, Massachusetts-based lab, Protect The Force has partnered with the US Government on previous emerging product development efforts — including the US Army Ballistic Combat Shirt and US Marines Ballistic Base Layer — and believes its past performance and strategic proximity to Natick has positioned the Company well to respond to government solicitations and will continue to be advantageous going forward.

“This project is a key development for the Company as it further expands our portfolio and scope of expertise into the industrial safety domain,” states Jeff Schwartz, CEO of Mission Ready. “We are proud to be able to certify the prototypes we will be delivering as Berry Compliant — a US Government requirement for textile-based product procurements — with respect to the materials and the manufacturing process; both made and performed in the United States of America.”

www.missionready.com

New Products From Austrialpin

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

New Products

AustriAlpin is releasing some more new high end connecting hardware this summer. All these premium parts are 7075 Aluminum, CNC milled for flawless precision, exceed NFPA, CSA, and ANSI Z359 standards, and definitely have the sexy feel and aesthetics that AustriAlpin products are known for. Available in cataphoric black and matte Mil-Spec colors.

Contact AustriAlpin Inc. (info@austrialpin.net) to request a free sample, product details, or for further information. View these and all other AustriAlpin products at www.austrialpin.net.

Othermaterials

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Othermaterials has developed a new fabric technology which combines different materials, including polyolefin, to offer variable insulation.

Previous attempts at so-called phase change materials have concentrated on regulating the size of pores in the fabric relative to temperature. But with Othermaterials, they use a “biomorph actuator” which relies on combining materials that react differently depending on the temperature. In this case, when stacked, they produce a curve; the lower the temperature, the more the curve. This can used as a structure to create air pockets for the purpose of insulation. According to the company, early prototypes have demonstrated a more than doubling of the material’s thickness with a temperature change of 10 Deg C.

Othermaterials developed this technology under an award from ARPA-e and is concentrating on convincing business owners of the material’s worth in regards to savings in hearing and cooling costs. However, I’m much more interested in its potential for outdoor and military clothing. The obvious application is outerwear, but it may also work for sleep systems as well as for protecting patients under field medical care.

Learn more at materialcomforts.com.

TenCate Advanced Armour New CXP Shield: New World’s Lightest Portable NIJ Level IV Shield

Friday, March 24th, 2017

TenCate Advanced Armour will reveal a new generation of ultra-lightweight portable anti-ballistic shields at this year’s SOFINS in France. The TenCate CXP shields, offering full NIJ 0108.01 level IV protection, are now more than 40% lighter than existing alternatives.

Military equipment has drastically changed over the last decade. Technologies such as C3I, weapon optics and body armour have improved the tactical awareness and effectiveness of the modern soldier. One of the drawbacks is the increasing operational load soldiers must carry and it is not unusual for Special Forces operators to carry 50 to 60kg per mission. Soldiers have never been better equipped, but also never been so overloaded and this has a direct influence on their mobility and capability to fight.

TenCate Advanced Armour is aware of this issue and devotes a maximum attention to the design and engineering of more protective, lighter, personal protection products. TenCate Advanced Armour is now presenting the latest development of its CXP series: the new Targa-Light CXP-802 TL.

The TenCate Targa-light™ CXP-802 TL shield offers full NIJ 0108.01 Level IV protection. Compared to existing products in the market, TenCate Advanced Armour have saved up to 40% in weight for the same protection surface, making the CXP-802 TL the lightest full Level IV shield in the world. At only 13.5 kg, the TenCate Targa-light™ CXP-802 TL is a milestone for TenCate Advanced Armour in its mission to provide the lightest functional personal protection equipment and increase individual soldier survivability. The true value of ultra-lightweight shields can be expressed in terms of increased operational capability and durability.

The new ultra-light shields will be able to accommodate a wealth of auxiliary equipment, including LED lights, day/night/IR cameras and leg protection.

The CXP-802 TL shield will be revealed at the SOFINS exhibition, held in Camp de Souge, Bordeaux (France) from 28-30 March. TenCate Advanced Armour is located on stand C38 and the shield will be available at the stand, along with a selection of personal protection and body armour solutions from TenCate Advanced Armour’s wide portfolio.

TenCate Advanced Armour is the global strategic partner in lightweight survivability systems and works with OEMs and end-users to provide the lightest survivability solutions available. TenCate Advanced Armour has wide experience in developing survivability solutions in accordance with customer requirements in terms of weight, protection level, and performance for air, sea, land and personal protection.

www.tencate.com

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Woobie Featuring ACM-WARM 600

Friday, March 24th, 2017

ACM-WARM 600 is the heaviest layer from FirstSpear’s Advanced Clothing Materials line featuring performance Merino Wool. ACM-WARM 600 is a heavy weight knit Merino Wool blend with a super soft brushed fleece interior designed to help keep you warm in the coldest temperatures.

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The Woobie is a flagship garment from the wool line demonstrating the premium materials and construction allowing for an exceptional fit and sharp look that can be worn all on its own but still work great under a smock or wind cheater.

Surprisingly light weight and incredibly warm with a thick stand up collar, low profile neck zipper, and wrist overs with thumb holes constructed from ACM-BASE 100. The tail is slightly longer in the back for added comfort. Made in the USA.
The Woobie is available in Black and Heather Grey, sizes Small-XLarge.

www.first-spear.com

Kryptek Knee Pad

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

As Kryptek works on their new tactical line, they’ve introduced some new technologies from several materials suppliers. For example, this bi-component kneepad which was developed under a cooperation between Vibram and D3O. Vibram is now working as D3O’s Berry partner to manufacture their shock absorbing foams here in the US.

Here, you can see how the Vibram kneecap is applied to the trouser. The D3O pad is placed in a pocket in the knee of the trouser.

Here is the reverse of the two knee pad components.

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www.kryptek.com

Beez Combat Systems Releases GRID

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Beez Combat Systems is releasing it first product with GRID, an advanced laser cut material using ACRONYM. We look forward to using GRID on our new products to lighten the load, increase mobility, and enhance performance.

AK47 5 mag chest rig GRID

Please visit AK47 Chest Rig GRID to see and order this new product.

MMI Textiles, Inc Now Offering Berry Compliant 2D Products

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

MMI partners with Flexsystems USA Inc.® to continue adding to its product line and Berry Compliant capabilities

WESTLAKE, OH – MMI Textiles, Inc., a leading supplier in the textile industry, announced today that they are introducing a line of custom plastic parts, labels, and products through an exclusive partnership with Flexsystems USA Inc.® The goal of this addition is to add to MMI’s product line while continuing to sell more products made in the USA.

This line of custom products includes VELCRO® backed military patches, rubber keychains, VELCRO® cuff tabs, 2D PVC patches and labels, morale patches, zipper pulls, flame resistant parts, OEM parts and more. The options available are numerous and can be customized to meet sizes, shapes, logos, and colors that fit almost any design needs. These products can be engineered with biocorn and other recycled materials to make them more environmentally-conscious. Berry compliancy is a core requirement of many products that military individuals look for and now MMI can meet that need in this avenue as well as serve other markets who are looking for made in the USA products and components.

“Custom labels and plastic products that are 2D and Berry compliant allow MMI to fulfill needs in more than one area. We have been establishing partnerships that allow us to continue providing solutions to the medical, military, and commercial markets all around the globe and this partnership is just another example.” said founder and president of MMI Textiles Inc., Amy Bircher.

After 20 years in the business, MMI Textiles, Inc. has a long history and an excellent reputation of customer service. The company’s mission is to be an all-in-one supplier to the commercial, outdoors, medical, and military markets. MMI supplies fabric, hardware, labels, and more to customers all over the world.

For more information, feel free to reach out to the MMI team at 440-899-8050 or info@mmitextiles.com

IWA – Carinthia Introduces Insulating Garment Featuring WL Gore’s Pyrad Treatment

Monday, March 6th, 2017

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Austrian brand Carinthia is well known for their excellent cold weather clothing, sleep systems and shelters. This year at IWA they exhibited a new insulating garment based on their -30 Deg C capable, ECIG, which features a shell made from WL Gore & Associates’ Pyrad FR process. The process is applied to fabric such as Gore-Tex windstopper before it is sewn into a garment. It gives a distinctive look, seen below, to any fabric which has received the process. But what is remarkable, is the performance. Pyrad is a self-extinguishing fabric technology that adds heat and flame protection properties to non-FR textiles. What’s more, the inherent qualities of the base fabric are retained. Fabrics still insulate, still wick and are still durable.

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Carinthia isn’t the only company incorporating Pyrad into their line. I’m seeing it more and more in the States and IWA opened my eyes to new uses in Europe.

www.carinthia.eu