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Tactwear: Launching AMF and HANK HALO for Advanced Tactical Material Innovation

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

The demand for advanced engineered material solutions is ever-present in the rapidly evolving defense and tactical industries. Tactwear®, a product line dedicated to these sectors, continues to innovate and expand, directly responding to feedback and requirements from the field.

Tactwear® AMF – The New Frontier in Tactical Fabrics:

Tactwear® AMF stands out as a significant addition to the Tactwear® range. This product features a composite of one layer of Cordura® 500D nylon and one layer of 1000D tactical nylon, designed to surpass the demanding requirements of modern tactical gear, including the Modular Scalable Vest and Gen III Plate carrier.

Key features of Tactwear® AMF include:

• Superior abrasion resistance

• nIR compliant

• Laser cuttable

• Berry compliant

Tactwear® HANK HALO – Embracing Sustainable Innovation:

Original Tactwear® HANK has been re-engineered into Tactwear® HANK HALO, integrating halogen-free flame-retardant chemistry for better sustainability and REACH compliance.

This reengineered version offers:

• High Abrasion Neoprene Kevlar® Coated Tactical Nylon, available in 1050D, 840D, or 210D

• 30% improved abrasion resistance over its predecessor

• FR (Flame Resistant) and self-extinguishing 

• Improved compatibility with laser cutting

• Water and abrasion resistance

• Reduced IR signature

• Berry compliant

Experience Tactwear® at Shot Show 2024:

Attendees can check out the Tactwear® product lineup at the Shot Show Supplier Showcase (booth #51432), scheduled for January 22 and 23, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tactwear® has established a distribution network to cater to a broader range of clients, ensuring accessibility even for those who do not meet the minimum order quantities.

Tactwear®’s ongoing evolution demonstrates its commitment to meeting the dynamic needs of the defense and tactical industries. By integrating field feedback and focusing on innovative development, Tactwear® is responding to current market demands and shaping the future of tactical engineered material technology.

Propex Furnishing Solutions and Ocean State Innovations Announce Exclusive Partnership for Berry Compliant Curv Tactical Distribution

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

Hazlehurst, GA November 28, 2023 – Propex Furnishing Solutions Inc. (PFSI) is thrilled to announce an exclusive partnership with Ocean State Innovations (OSI), solidifying their status as the selected distributor of Berry Compliant Curv® Tactical. This collaboration promises to deliver cutting-edge, American-made Curv® Tactical for the defense and tactical markets. As industry leaders, Propex and OSI are committed to meeting the highest quality and performance standards associated with American made products. This strategic alliance provides customers with unparalleled access to advanced materials that meet the stringent requirements of the tactical gear industry. This partnership ensures that domestic solutions are readily available for the defense industry.

“This collaboration exemplifies our commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions that meet the highest standards of quality and innovation in the industry” said Geoff Senko, Senior Vice President at Ocean State Innovations. Eric Teather, VP Innovative Composites for PFSI stated, “Together, we are committed to delivering excellence in tactical innovations and meeting the highest levels of performance.”

For more information, please visit:

Sales Contact:

Geoff Senko [email protected] Peter Raneri [email protected] Nick Boulis [email protected]

Milipol 23 – GORE-TEX Stretch Fabric

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

GORE-TEX Professional continues to develop their Stretch Fabric Technology and this prototype garment caught my eye.

GORE-TEX Stretch Fabric Technology which retains the water and wind proof breathable characteristics of Gore’s ePTFe material but adds the ability to stretch. The jacket design is not new to snowboarders but it improves the ability to access the inside of the jacket in case of injury, particularly when wearing armor. With access zippers on either side, it’s also easier to vent if needed. It’s an innovation worth taking a look at.

ProTact by Haartz Line Expands Its Offerings to Include MultiCam Patterns

Wednesday, November 1st, 2023

ACTON, Mass., Oct. 30, 2023 — The Haartz Corporation, a global leader in highly engineered and uniquely designed textile materials, announced that its ProTact by Haartz™ material is now available in MultiCam® patterns. MultiCam® is an original combat-proven pattern officially issued for use by the US Army for its Afghanistan operations in 2010 and remains a leading name in concealment pattern solutions.

The different camouflages from MultiCam® incorporate unique high-resolution patterns designed using tests that studied how camouflage works in nature to increase its wearer’s concealment properties. Variants can be applied to printed textile applications across different global environments, elevations and light conditions.

ProTact by Haartz is a multi-layer textile laminated material that provides military, law enforcement, SWAT teams and other first responders with a durable material tested against flex and fatigue, fabric fraying, high-temperature laundering and high-temperature and humidity endurance. The design of ProTact material is adaptable and can conform to a wide range of patterns including each MultiCam® variant and can be scaled to meet growing demand.   

“We’ve received tremendous feedback since launching ProTact by Haartz and are eager to expand the line of materials to include the high-demand variants of the MultiCam® family of patterns,” stated Samit Sadavarte, director, business development – new markets at Haartz. “The broad uses of MultiCam® across multiple global environments is an area of high growth for Haartz as we continue to build on the demand for reliable military textile materials and applications. This expansion also exemplifies the desire by Haartz to continuously adapt our offerings to meet the needs of our customers – which has been a consistent theme throughout our more than one hundred years of operation.”

Laminates are available in multiple different patterns and materials – including colors like black, ranger green, tan 499 and wolf gray and patterns like the widely used Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP), Vietnam Tiger Stripe and Desert Tiger Stripe and Woodland M81. With the addition of MultiCam®, variations have expanded to include MultiCam®, MultiCam® Arid, MultiCam® Tropic, MultiCam® Alpine and MultiCam® Black.

ProTact is a versatile replacement to the widely used Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment (MOLLE) system due to the high-energy laser ablation cutting processes that can be used when manufacturing tactical vests and other materials. Laser ablation prevents fabric tearing and allows for attachment points to be placed anywhere on the fabric and flexibility for applying a webbing feature in various sizes, shapes and locations. Wearers can also easily adjust their ballistic load carrier to remove ballistic plates when they are no longer needed.

ProTact by Haartz is Berry Amendment compliant and is available to large-scale manufacturers and smaller individual companies in the United States and Europe in 500x500d, 500x1000d and 1000x1000d yarn structure constructions.

To learn more about Haartz and the ProTact line of laminates, please visit

Diversitex Has Tigerstripe Cordura Laminate In Stock

Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

Diversitex has 500D Cordura laminate in both Jungle (VTS) and Desert (DTS) variants in stock.

Contact Mark at Diversitex to order.

Shop Show 23 – Berry Compliant HK Hook from Ocean State Innovations

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Here’s a sneak peek at an upcoming Berry Compliant HK Hook from Ocean State Innovations.

Coming very soon, look for it in Coyote and Black finishes.

AUSA 23 – GORE-TEX Heritage Wall

Thursday, October 12th, 2023

GORE-TEX manufacturers W.L. Gore & Assoc celebrated 45 years of working with the US Army with their heritage wall. They dug back into their archives to showcase Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System, Gen II ECWCS, and Gen III ECWCS as well as some footwear including the Matterhorn boot which was popular as both an issue and private purchase item.

This timeline includes some wave top events in Gore’s relationship with the US Army.

For more information on ECWCS, visit

Integris Composites Presents Latest Trauma Reduction Technology Innovations at AUSA Show

Sunday, October 8th, 2023

Replacing TenCate Brand After 25 Years

With a New Name, a Contract for Its Latest Innovation, and an Enduring Commitment to Quality, Integris Composites Is Exhibiting at AUSA 2023, Booth 2153

Washington, Oct. 6, 2023 — The group that announced its game-changing Trauma Reduction Technology here last year is returning to AUSA 2023 with the announcement of its first military contract for ballistic plates using that technology, a new name for the company and a renewed commitment to quality and customer service.

“We will meet you at Booth 2153 as Integris Composites USA, Inc.,” said Andrew Bonham, president. Last month Integris became the new name for TenCate Advanced Armor. Integris is exhibiting at the Association of the United States Army 2023 Annual Meeting and Exposition, to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Oct. 9–11.

“Visitors can examine our Cratus™ 3650 Wave ballistic plates, which incorporate the Trauma Reduction Technology we premiered at last year’s AUSA conference. This year we are demonstrating the plates and other innovative composite solutions,” Bonham said.

Deep Experience

“Best of all, you can meet our team and experience their unwavering commitment to customized ballistic, blast, spall and weight solutions that stretch the boundaries of existing products and standards,” said David Cordova, chief commercial officer.

“Our new name, Integris, embodies a quarter-century legacy of design, engineering and manufacturing armor for personal protection as well as land, air, and naval vehicle survivability.

“We’ll continue challenging current limits with fresh approaches — such as our composite optronics housings that protect the sensors inside as well as our advanced spall-liner solutions, notable for their lightness and significant cone-angle reductions,” added Cordova.

The global Integris Composites organization and Integris Composites USA, Inc. are headquartered in Tysons Corner, Va.