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Propex Furnishing Solutions Partners with 1947 LLC to Distribute Curv Tactical Composite Material

The distribution partnership will enable access to innovative composites for North American tactical gear manufacturers.

HAZLEHURST, Georgia, March 1, 2022 — Global composite manufacturer, Propex Furnishing Solutions, has entered into an agreement with Ocean State Innovations’ division, 1947 LLC Inc., for the exclusive distribution and sale of Curv® Tactical composite material in North America. The partnership formalizes both parties’ commitment to providing advanced material innovation to North American tactical gear consumers and manufacturers alike.

Ben Galpen, Co-Founder of 1947 LLC and Co-Owner of Ocean State Innovations, said “Our partnerships and innovations are driven by the tactical industry’s demand to improve existing items. We strive to meet this on a global level.”

Advancements in single polymer composite technology have led to the development of Curv® — a self-reinforced composite material that does not require thermoset resin, glass or any other support structure to maintain its strength or impact resistance. The material has achieved widespread commercial success in sports protective equipment with brands such as Bauer and soft armor ballistics applications when combined with Teijin aramid fiber thanks to its preferential material properties which include: high toughness, low cost, low weight, recyclability, formability and the potential for hybridization.

With the introduction of Curv Tactical™, 1947 LLC will distribute a new iteration of the composite to North American tactical manufacturers that will benefit from the materials ability to withstand high-impact at extremely low weight and density.  

Curv Tactical™ can be used in anti-ballistic applications and in conjunction with puncture-resistant materials such as Aramid fiber. It can also be used as a stiffener in bags, backpacks, holsters, ballistic vests and more. Because of its unique mono-construction; Curv Tactical™ can be sewn, glued, laser-cut or thermoformed for precise fitment. High stiffness, high tensile strength, superior impact resistance and formability with extremely low density are all highlights of Curv Tactical™.

Propex Furnishing Solutions Inc. is a leading manufacturer of innovative composites and technical fabrics around the world. PFS has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany and Hungary; employing more than 1,000 people around the world. Since 2016, CURV® has enabled top-brands to create products that are stronger and lighter than ever before.


One Response to “Propex Furnishing Solutions Partners with 1947 LLC to Distribute Curv Tactical Composite Material”

  1. Stickman says:

    I’m in for 5″x7″ sheets for combat pants and other clothing that takes a lot of abuse and wear.

    Not that I think they would ever sell it that way, but maybe someone else would be who buys it by the roll.