Covert vests made with Dyneema SB to be introduced at GPEC
05 May '10
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DSM Dyneema, inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema, the world's strongest fiber, will mark its debut at GPEC 2010 with the introduction of new innovations in personal protection, developed by established suppliers to the German law enforcement market and certified to strict German requirements. The new concepts for vests, helmets and inserts are all based on Dyneema SB (Soft Ballistic) and HB (Hard Ballistic) systems and provide greater protection to German law enforcement officers when it matters. DSM Dyneema can be found at GPEC (General Police Equipment Exhibition and Conference), Leipzig, Germany, 4-6 May 2010, at stand B80.
A new concept in high-comfort, protective covert vests made with Dyneema SB will be introduced at GPEC 2010, offering improved ballistic properties that meet the German SK 1 standard at a weight below 5,00 kg/m2. Beyond the presentation of concepts, vests currently used by German custom officers and Dutch military police will also be on display, the latter providing high protection against combined threats such as bullets and knives.
Dyneema HB products, made of high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) used in law enforcement and military inserts and shields, are being introduced to the German market at the conference. Laboratory-certified up to German SK 4 standard, inserts based on Dyneema HB80 are able to maintain the highest levels of protection at a weight reduction of 20 percent versus current conventional market solutions.
Thirdly, helmets made with Dyneema HB and tested according to German military standards (BWB), as well as ballistic mandible guards, will also be on display at the DSM Dyneema stand. The lightweight mandible guard combines excellent fragment performance with high rigidity to protect against blunt force impacts. “The helmets are already very successful products amongst law enforcement authorities around the world,” comments Dirk Louwers, Marketing Manager Life Protection, DSM Dyneema. “We are excited by the prospects for Dyneema in helmets, vests and inserts in German law enforcement applications, and we are proud that at this exhibition established customers present new concepts”.