Friday, November 27, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - New combined protection body armour from TenCate.]

Personal protection.
Tencate says that an increase in threats and violence internationally makes it essential that personal protection for those who work in potentially life-threatening environments can withstand any threats they might encounter. Both overt and covert vest solutions are increasingly being used for multi-threat protection against threats such as not only bullets, but also knives, spikes, fragments and other sharp objects, TenCate says.
TenCate Pro-Tector is currently being used by various law enforcement organisations, security companies and military forces in operations, around the world, where a range of protection under varying conditions and in unforeseen situations is essential.
TenCate Pro-Tector technology.
TenCate Pro-Tector is a proprietary coated ballistic technology based on aramid fibres, combined with a range of resin systems. The result is a flexible, lightweight, high-performance material, mostly intended for use in personal protection solutions. They can also be used in other applications where weatherproof or even blast-resistant properties are an advantage, the company says. According to the company, the TenCate Pro-Tector high-tech product range provides several significant advantages, including strong durability with increased abrasion resistance, for better performance under tough conditions.
TenCate Pro-Tector, as a single stand alone concept, can be used for protection against a range of bullets, knives, spikes, fragments and other sharp objects, which is not possible with the ordinary fabrics used in body armour, the company says.
The TenCate Pro-Tector family consists of the following products that further enable hybrid constructions for fine tuned performance:
TenCate Pro-Tector 125 is a light weight version for highest performance.
TenCate Pro-Tector 200 is the standard version.
TenCate Pro-Tector 300 is a cost effective version and can also be used as effective trauma liner.
TenCate Pro-Tector is available in large sheets (3.66x1.30m) and from the beginning of 2010 it will also be available on the roll.
Customised solutions.
Working closely with decision makers and garment manufactures, TenCate is now able to provide configuration options, depending on the requirements balancing between weight, performance and cost.
The weatherproof characteristics of Pro-Tector as well as the back face deformation-reducing effects without compromising on ballistic performance, with no need for additional trauma liner or extensive stitching, provide key additional advantages in vest production and end-use, TenCate says. The company adds that Pro-Tector provides state-of-the-art multi-threat performance for personal protective solutions that are certified in accordance with international standards that include NIJ, PSDB, ISO, TR, Mil and Stanag, as well as customer-specific requirements.
TenCate Advanced Armour will be exhibiting at stand no. 12E33 in Hall 1 at Milipol in Paris.

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