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PrimaLoft Inc and Prudential Capital Group Announce Completion of Acquisition from Albany International Corp

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

PrimaLoft, Inc announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of PrimaLoft from Albany International Corp.

The purchase of PrimaLoft was led by Michael Joyce, former President of Albany International Corp’s Applied Technology Group, and the PrimaLoft senior management team. The purchase of the PrimaLoft business was supported by Prudential Capital Group.

“Today is an exciting day for the PrimaLoft brand,” stated Michael Joyce, president and chief executive officer of PrimaLoft, Inc. “Over the last 20 years, PrimaLoft has grown to become the world leader in performance insulations and yarns. We’ve had an incredibly rich history with Albany International Corp, and now we look to the future and focus our efforts on unlimited opportunities to reinvest in the brand to drive innovation, grow brand awareness, elevate our partnerships and exceed the expectations of our world renowned customers.”

“We look forward to working with Michael Joyce, and the entire PrimaLoft team as they focus on driving long term growth for the brand,” said Paul Meiring, principal, Prudential Capital Partners.

The entire global PrimaLoft team will remain in place and offices will remain headquartered in Albany, New York; with European office locations in Ballo, Italy and Munich, Germany.

To learn more about PrimaLoft, visit

Kryptek Announces Pro Deal Program

Saturday, June 30th, 2012


Kryptek has opened up their Pro Purchase Program to offer discounts to outfitter partners and government professionals. Apply now. Act fast, inventories will be limited.

US Army Camouflage Improvement Effort STILL Going Strong

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Despite anything you might have read elsewhere, the US Army has not abandoned their Camouflage Improvement Effort. If you haven’t heard of this before, then do a search for the term ‘effort’ here on SSD and catch up.

Here is the latest update from PEO Soldier –

As part of the ongoing effort to improve Soldiers uniforms, the Army continues to research new camouflage patterns to be printed on the existing Army Combat Uniform (ACU) design.

The ACU was presented to Senior Army leadership in December 2003 for potential Army fielding. The ACU was developed based on many months of research and development. It decreased the out-of-pocket cost burden on our younger Soldiers by replacing the three types of Battle Dress Uniforms with a one-weight, wash-and-wear uniform with improved functionality and ergonomics.

In 2009, the Secretary of the Army approved a four-phase approach to provide uniforms for personnel deployed to Afghanistan with a camouflage pattern suited to the Afghanistan environment and to evaluate an Army long-term uniform camouflage plan. Phases I-III were focused on improving Army uniform camouflage in Afghanistan. These phases are complete and culminated with the fielding of the Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Camouflage Pattern to Soldiers in and deploying to Afghanistan.

The Phase IV Camouflage Effort seeks to select a family of three patterns comprising the woodland, arid, and transitional environments, which will allow the Army to operate in different terrains and conditions around the globe. The Phase IV patterns are undergoing field trials and the data from those trials will be taken to Army senior leadership for review. This will be followed by a cost-benefit analysis to determine if the Army will adopt a new camouflage pattern. The Army understands the financial constraints on the DoD and the nation, and we are committed to conducting this research and making any future camouflage uniform changes in an affordable and fiscally responsible manner.

The cost of adopting a new family of camouflage patterns will depend on many factors, including how widely the new uniform pattern would be fielded and how fast it would be adopted. If a new camouflage pattern uniform is phased in to replace existing uniforms as they are worn out, the program would either issue new uniforms to incoming soldiers or would replace older uniforms that would need replacement anyway. The uniform’s only change would be the camouflage pattern, with no changes to existing materials or design (i.e., fabric, pocket location, number of pockets, etc.).

Soldiers are our strength and purpose and deserve the best we can offer. The Army will enhance the survivability, safety, mobility, and sustainability of Soldiers by providing state-of-the-art, operationally effective individual clothing and equipment. The Army has applied the lessons learned during development, testing, and fielding of the UCP and OCP patterns to devise a better scientific testing program for evaluating camouflage.

Extreme Outfitters Offers Deal on SOG Field Pup

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The Field Pup Series knives from SOG are suitable for a variety of outdoor sporting tasks. They’re comfortable to use with slightly yielding Kraton molded handles that fit the full tang blades. SOG’s trademarked finger grips are combined with aggressive thumb notches on the back of the blades; making the Field Pup Series real working knives. The blades are also protected by leather sheathes.

Currently Extreme Outfitters is offering these knives at more than 30% off retail.

Elzetta Custom Shop

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Elzetta has just announced their Custom Shop Program. Now, in addition to choosing your Bezel, Malkoff LED Module, Body, and Tailcap, for an additional $10, you can get custom factory laser engraving on your Elzetta ZFL-M60 Flashlight to make your Elzetta Light truly your own.

BPS Sanitized Softshell Cap – MultiCam

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Black Palm Syndicate has introduced a ‘sanitized’ version of their popular MultiCam softshell ballcap. Treated with Schoeller Nanosphere to keep out the weather, they’ve left out the Velcro field on the front and streamlined the crown just a little. This FlexFit cap is offered in Small/Medium and Large/XLarge.

BHI Introduces Self-Steering SATCOM Antenna

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The new Trivec AV2094-3 provides true on-the-move communications for long-range or over-the-horizon missions. Securely contained under a rugged radome, the self-steering vehicular UHF SATCOM system features a automatic pointing capability that greatly improves the signal-to-noise ratio when compared to omni-directional antennas. Rigorous testing confirms that communication integrity is maintained on-the-move even while using low-angle satellites.

AV2094-3 system features include:
• 5 dBiC gain @ beam max.
• Control unit stores up to 30 satellite profiles and is extremely easy to use
• Control unit stores last-satellite-used information for immediate on-the-go quick-start operations
• Minimum user interaction. Self-steering antenna auto-adjusts to speed and direction of vehicle
• Rugged enclosure—antenna unit is protected by radome

MultiCam Materials – SIGMA

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Every two weeks SSD showcases a different MultiCam print fabric from Duro Textiles LLC. This week, we are covering Sigma. MultiCam is a single camouflage pattern designed to hide the wearer in varied environments, seasons, elevations, and light conditions. After a great deal of commercial success and adoption by elements of US Special Operations Forces, in 2010 MultiCam was selected for use by the US Army as its Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP).

SIGMA is a 70D E PTFE 3ply fabric with Tricot backing. This is an IR treated, waterproof breathable hardshell fabric is ideal for use in extreme cold weather outerwear. The PTFE film is sandwiched between a nylon face fabric and tricot backing to protect the film. To ensure its waterproof integrity, SIGMA requires taped seams.

Finished Width – 59.75 inches cuttable
Download a test report here.

Seam-sealing tape is available in 0.875 & 1.0 inch widths. Please contact Mike Neville for your tape needs.

Duro offers progressive pricing based on the number of yards ordered. For more information on this or any of the full line of MultiCam fabrics visit or email [email protected].