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2011-07-20 10:50:00

Researchers studying the effects of wearing heavy battle armor found that France may have lost the Battle of Agincourt because their soldiers' armor was so heavy it left them breathless and slow-moving. A new study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, shows that soldiers carrying armor in Medieval times would have been using more than double the amount of energy had they not been wearing it. This new study is the first experimental evidence of the drawbacks and limitations...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has been awarded a three-year contract from the U.S. Army to provide advanced ballistic materials that will improve the performance and reduce the weight of combat helmets. Under the contract, Honeywell will deliver helmets made with next-generation Spectra Shield® and Gold Shield® ballistic materials to the Army for testing and evaluation. Honeywell's...

2011-06-09 00:00:29

Business Development Executive John Cronin Brings a Depth of Body Armor Manufacturing and International Commercialization Expertise to Armor Testing Laboratory Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 H.P. White Laboratory, Inc. announces the addition of John Cronin to its management team; Cronin is now responsible for global Business Development for the world's largest independent test laboratory of personal and vehicular armor. Cronin will lead efforts for developing and launching new business...

2011-05-03 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has introduced a new ultra-thin Spectra® fiber for high-performance fishing line, offering all the high strength and stretch resistance of Spectra fiber in a slimmer profile that enables smoother casting and better line sensitivity to fish bites. The new product, which is 25 percent thinner than previous Spectra fibers, will allow manufacturers to develop new,...

2011-04-15 09:30:00

MCMURRAY, Pa., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StelKast is proud to announce the recent FDA 510(k) clearance of their new EXp(TM) Acetabular Liners. EXp(TM), a blend of antioxidant and highly cross-linked polyethylene technology was developed with the consulting support of Steven Kurtz, Ph.D. and Exponent, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA). StelKast has also received 510(k) clearance for large diameter cobalt-chrome femoral heads and Biolox® delta femoral heads. (Logo:...

2011-03-11 15:30:00

PITTSBURGH, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA (NYSE: MSA) today announced it has received formal notification from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command that its Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) design did not meet all performance requirements of the DT2 testing phase of the ECH program. As a result, MSA will not be a participant in an initial U.S. Marines/U.S. Army contract for approximately 240,000 Enhanced Combat Helmets. The Enhanced Combat Helmet is...

2011-02-11 21:05:40

Editorial: The protective effects of helmets in skiers and snowboarders In a bid to decrease brain injuries from skiing and snowboarding accidents, experts in an editorial published on bmj.com today are calling for more public awareness to promote ski helmets. Dr Gerhard Ruedl and colleagues from the Department of Sport Science at the University of Innsbruck in Austria say there is convincing evidence that ski helmets protect against head injury. They argue that one way to increase helmet use...

2011-01-18 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has added new ballistic materials to its Spectra Shield® II line that offer further weight reduction, greater ballistic performance, and improved safety in soft armor applications, including military and law enforcement vests. The new product, Spectra Shield II SA 4144, offers a 25 percent improvement in ballistic performance compared with the first generation of Spectra...

2011-01-04 07:30:00

TRUMBULL, Conn., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a contract awarded by the United States Army, M Cubed Technologies, Inc. will develop advanced armor to protect Army vehicles and U.S. service personnel from increasingly lethal enemy ballistic threats. The contract was part of the U.S. Army's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. "We are excited to have the opportunity to apply M Cubed's innovative technology to this critical mission," said Randall D. Price, Sr., CEO...

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2010-12-22 09:56:04

A French company has found business success by blending high-tech fibers used in ESA space mission with old-fashioned denim to create comfortable, stylish protective gear for bikers. Like 75% of European motorcycle riders, Pierre-Henry Servajean was wearing regular jeans when he took a bad spill on his bike in 1995: "I realized everything I had on my body was perfect "“ my helmet, gloves, jacket "“ except the jeans. I had suitable things for every part of my body, except my...


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2010-12-03 22:35:03

Kevlar, a trademark of para-aramid synthetic fiber, is related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. DuPont developed Kevlar in 1965 and was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Its normal form is as a rope or a sheet of fabric that can be used as an ingredient in composite material components. Kevlar is used in bicycle tires, racing sails, and body armor due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Twaron, produced in 1978, is a...

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2010-11-19 17:31:54

Kevlar, a trademark of para-aramid synthetic fiber, is related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. DuPont developed Kevlar in 1965 and was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Its normal form is as a rope or a sheet of fabric that can be used as an ingredient in composite material components. Kevlar is used in bicycle tires, racing sails, and body armor due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Twaron, produced in 1978, is a...

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