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PPSS Group – Latest Bullet Resistant Vest Also Protects From Full Contact Shots And TASER

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Official test reports now confirm PPSS Group’s new NIJ Std 0101.06 Level IIIA Bullet Resistant Vests also offer protection from full contact shots, which form a fundamental part of the infamously stringent German Police as well as FBI Body Armor Test Protocol.

Being clearly delighted Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group said: “Launching our new NIJ Std 0101.06 Level IIIA bullet resistant vest today is a truly special event in itself, but knowing our body armour also protect from full contact shots means we have once again significantly improved the personal safety of those who serve and protect our countries and citizens.”

“Too many law enforcement officers are being shot by their own firearms from extremely close range. Understanding this particular risk was crucial during the development phase of our new high performance body armour.”

PPSS Group’s latest body armour also offer consistent protection from Tokarev Ball 7.62 x 25mm and Makarov 9 x 18mm, handgun rounds primarily used in the Russian Federation and Eastern European countries.

This advanced design has been successfully tested against a general issue TASER® device, which was recently conducted in a realistic operational setting – with a no effect on the wearer. The wearer was not incapacitated by the Taser discharge nor suffered any effects of the device.

The hybrid ballistic package has been created using a highly advanced new ultra-resilient European ballistic material, an integrated solution that combines high ballistic performance with a high level of comfort, improved flexibility, and substantially reduced Back Face Deformation (BFD).

Tony Welsh, COO of PPSS Group is highlighting the firm’s commitment: “We really are devoted to our continuous research and development. Our ambitious goal was to develop one of the best and operationally most sensible bullet resistant vests, and it is now clear that we have successfully reached our objective.”

“There is no question about it this standard is without any doubt the single most important ballistic resistance standards in the world. The latest is also the most stringent and most important version of it. “

A NIJ Std 0101.06 tested and certified body armour ultimately means increased protection for the wearer. It means reassurance and peace of mind knowing that a body armour is based on the very latest design and manufacturing capabilities and technologies. A detailed and very informative and useful article on this standard can be found here PPSS Group website.

A video featuring CEO Robert Kaiser being shot by a Glock 17 firing a 9mm Parabellum round from close range, highlighting the exceptional performance of this body armour is available for viewing on YouTube.

In case you have any questions or wish to discuss, please contact PPSS Group on +44 (0) 845 5193 95 email info@ppss-group.com or visit www.ppss-group.com or www.ppss-northamerica.com.

PPSS Group Launch New Range Of Slash And Needle Resistant Gloves

Friday, December 5th, 2014

PPSS Group has recently launched a new series of slash and needle resistant gloves which are manufactured using Cut-Tex PRO, a high-performance cut resistant fabric. There are currently 12 individual models of gloves in the series, including the HERACLES seen below. The full press release can be read below:

For immediate release – A new series of highly advanced slash and needle resistant gloves has today been launched by UK headquartered PPSS Group.

All glove models are being manufactured using an ultra-high performance cut resistant fabric known as Cut-Tex® PRO.

PPSS Slash Resistant Gloves - HERACLES

Offering the highest possible levels of cut and hypodermic needle resistance of any police glove on the market today PPSS Slash & Needle Resistant Gloves are most suitable for those professionals frequently facing hostile and intoxicated members of the public, such as police, prison and security officers.

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group comments: “Based on over 50 years of combined operational frontline experience we understand that the majority of injuries found on a police, prison or security officer are to be found around the palm of the hand and forearm. These injuries are classed as ‘defensive wounds’ and can easily lead to irreparable injuries and rapid blood loss”.

“Anyone involved with the searching or restraining of potentially aggressive ‘non-compliant’ individuals is at risk of hand injuries. Hidden hypodermic needles, edged weapon or other offensive weapons are all part of today’s society and our key objective is to protect officers from them”.

PPSS Slash Resistant Gloves provide a highly advanced level of protection to the palm and fingers against all types of cuts, offering outstanding EN 388:2003 Blade Cut Resistance Level 5, the highest possible.

All twelve new models are also available with EN 388:2003 Puncture/Needle Resistance Level 4, again the highest level possible.


PPSS Group – New Ultra Tough Cell Extraction Vest Hits The Global Corrections Market

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

23rd July 2014 – PPSS Group claims to have now developed the world’s toughest Cell Extraction Vest, aiming to effectively protect corrections officers tasked with responding to riots, cell extractions, mass searches or major disturbances.

PPSS Cell Extraction Vest

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group states: “PPSS Cell Extraction Vests are designed to offer the highest level of protection to those officers engaging with some of the most hostile, brutal and vicious human beings on this planet.”

This latest high performance body armor is designed using rigid body moulded panels of a highly secretive material, tested in accordance to the stringent NIJ0115.00 Level III (stab + spike) standard, the highest possible stab resistance level.

“The highlight is the exceptional level of blunt force trauma, in case the officer is assaulted by a kick or punch, or by an attacker striking with any item, such as fire extinguisher, chair, table, bricks, gym weight or snooker balls etc.” Robert Kaiser continues.

“PPSS Cell Extraction Vests offer the maximum level of protection around the entire upper body, extended neck area, shoulders and groin also offering the highest level of maneuverability”.

This year’s ACA Conference will see the global launch of this new ground-breaking body armor at the Salt Lake City Convention Centre on the 16th August 2014, booth #424.


UK-Based PPSS Group Developing ‘Dual Protection Body Armour’ – Seeks Your Assistance

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

UK-based PPSS Group is now in the process of developing a new high performance ‘Dual Protection Body Armour’ designed to offer both, NIJ Level IIIA ballistic protection as well as NIJ Level I stab protection. Their schedule is quite aggressive, aimed at launching the armor late summer.

In order to gauge those properties potential customers are looking for, Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, decided to use a customer survey as part of their research and development. To take the survey visit www.ppss-group.com/survey.html.

Robert Kaiser states: “We wanted frontlines professional to help us better understand what they really want and need. What is their priority when considering body armour?”

The survey offers all participants to score a number of criteria, all which might be perceived as equal important to the manufacturer, but not necessary by the end consumer.

“Some security officers might feel that a low weight is their top criteria when looking to purchase body armour. However, another law enforcement officer might feel strongly about the cost and another paramedic could feel that the level of stab and needle protection is the key.” Robert Kaiser continues.

“For us this project is once again not about designing, developing and manufacturing the body armour which allows to make the highest possible profit margin, but rather a body armour that will be perceived as the best by those who will wear them,” he concludes.


New Cut Resistant Fabric from the UK

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

PPSS Group has released a new cut resistant fabric called Cut-Tex Pro. They are using it to produce “cut resistant gloves and cut resistant clothing for police, prison, emergency services, social and health care, animal welfare as well as metal pressing and glass handling companies.” The fabric has been independently certified to BS EN 388:2003 Blade Cut Resistance Level 5 which is the highest level.

It is important to point out that this material is cut or slash resistant and not stab resistant. A stab involves a pointed object like an ice pick or a knife penetrating point first into an object. All of the force is directed behind the narrow entry point allowing it to go deeper. On the other hand, a slash or cut is what is being demonstrated in the photo above. The force is spread out across the blade making it more difficult to penetrate through protected layers.

Most corrections professionals wear cut and stab resistant armor, but short of full riot gear the arms and sides are generally unprotected. Particularly in the UK, LE is more likely to be cut than shot. Despite the efforts of government, threats can’t be legislated away, they just adapt.

While most cut and stab resistant solutions are of aramid (Kevlar) construction, according to PPS Group, Cut-Tex pro is a “combination of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) and other technical fibres weaved by special high-density knitting machines”. They use this weave to to manufacture under garments that are inherently cut resistant so everything that is covered by the fabric is protected from cuts. Unfortunately, one of the downsides of polyethylene construction is its resistance to dyeing. Hence, colors like the Grey you see. So it will still have to be covered by other garments, but this does mean that it is a covert protective solution. No one will know you are wearing it and it will not get in the way of normal duties.

This looks to be a great technology for protecting from cuts and slashes and is available as garments or fabric. Please let us know if anyone gets their hands on any of it.

For more info visit www.cut-tex.com.