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2009-08-06 11:32:00

SPINDALE, N.C., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice was founded with a view towards ensuring the safety and well-being of law enforcement and military personnel. All First Choice body armor has been certified by the National Institute of Justice (the research arm of the United States Department of Justice). At no time has any First Choice body armor vest failed to protect law enforcement officers, including those models that contained the component Zylon(R) (made by Toyobo) and that were...

2009-08-05 17:58:00

SPINDALE, N.C., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice was founded with a view towards ensuring the safety and well-being of law enforcement and military personnel. All First Choice body armor has been certified by the National Institute of Justice (the research arm of the United States Department of Justice). At no time has any First Choice body armor vest failed to protect law enforcement officers, including those models that contained the component Zylon(R) (made by Toyobo) and that were...

2009-07-28 07:30:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: PBSO), a leader in the field of protective body armor, today announced a new line of high-performance ballistic armor systems, utilizing 100% DuPont(TM) Kevlar((R)) XP(TM), a new patented woven fabric technology. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded Level IIIA certification for the Company's KXPIIIA ballistic model which is available in both Point Blank Body Armor's Hi-Lite...

2009-07-14 07:30:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: PBSO), a leader in the field of protective body armor, today announced that three of the Company's flagship ballistic armor systems have been certified as meeting new rigorous performance standards set forth by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The NIJ has granted Levels IIA and II certification, respectively, to Point Blank's BIIA and BII ballistic models, which will be available...

2009-06-30 07:30:00

SPINDALE, N.C., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to a ballistic-resistant vest manufactured by First Choice Armor, North Kingstown, RI Officer Travis Maiato suffered only minor injuries after being shot in the back on the morning of May 17, 2009. While making notification to a potential suspect in a hit and run accident, Officer Travis Maiato was attacked without provocation. During the ensuing altercation, the suspect gained control of Maiato's .40 caliber weapon and fired several shots at...

2009-06-29 09:00:00

Engineers at the University of Leeds are working on a new type of body armour made from cement.The new vests will combine super-strong cement with recycled carbon fibre materials to make a material tough enough to withstand most types of bullets.The cement vest project, still at the early research stage, is being carried out the School of Civil Engineering at the University.Dr Philip Purnell, who is leading the team, said: "By using cement instead of alumina we are confident we can deliver a...

2009-06-24 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has introduced a new Gold Shield(R) ballistic material with improved ability to stop bullets and fragments in military and police armor applications. The new ballistic material, Honeywell Gold Shield GN-2117, has demonstrated up to a 10 percent weight reduction when compared to Honeywell's traditional Gold Flex(R) material, which is also used in soft armor applications. The new product also...

2009-06-18 06:50:00

SPINDALE, N.C., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice Armor is pleased to announce the approval of the first of many body armor models that meets or exceeds the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06). First Choice Armor's vest model TBL-II S6X Threat Level II is an extension to its existing popular Thin Blue Line series available in both custom-measured and off-the-rack sizes. The TBL-II S6X model has been recognized...

2009-06-03 15:38:00

- Patent-Pending Design Delivers Greater Protection for Law Enforcement Officers - Paraclete(R) ComforTech Reinforcements Combine Flexibility with Performance PITTSBURGH, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the world's leading provider of safety equipment, today announced it is among the first manufacturers of ballistic body armor to have a product certified as meeting rigorous new performance standards adopted by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The first MSA product...

2009-06-01 09:00:00

Storm-A-Rest(TM) panels protect windows and doors from up to 175 mph winds MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that hurricane-resistant storm curtains containing Honeywell Spectra(R) fiber have been certified under Florida building code to withstand winds of up to 175 mph, the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane. The roll-down curtains, called Storm-A-Rest(TM), are able to withstand hurricane-force winds and the impact of large, wind-borne...


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