PPSS Group Launch Next Generation Body Armor

U.K.-based company will begin offering the product in January 2020.

PPSS Group says its next generation of high-performance body armor is taking personal protection to a new level.

Made from Auxilam, a unique carbon fiber composite material, the latest body armor is aimed at protecting the wearer from even the most vicious and brutal types of edged weapon and shanks imaginable, the company said in its announcement.

Utilizing a combination of the incredible strength of carbon fiber, the auxetic properties of Auxilam technology and some additional "top secret" assets derived from the specially developed composite structure, this next generation of body armor offers a balance of weight, protection, performance and durability.

Comparing it with PPSS Group’s highly acclaimed polycarbonate-based stab resistant vests, the company is claiming a reduction of 19 percent in thickness (utilizing a 3.9mm carbon fiber composite) and a 6.6% lower aerial density and reduced weight for its latest development.

It will be certified to KR2/SP2, according to the UK Home Office Body Armour Standard, as well as NIJ Level 2 (Stab & Spike) and VPAM K2/D2, meaning it will offer a truly significant higher level of knife, spike and needle protection. The product will be made available on Jan. 6, 2020. Government agencies and security companies will be able to choose from an array of different styles, ranging from covert, overt and hi-viz overt options, according to the company.

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group states: "Law Enforcement, Border Force, Immigration, Customs and Prison Officers are being attacked by criminals carrying and using knives, machetes, shanks, blunt objects and hypodermic needles every day."

"Our key objective is to protect those men and women even more effectively. Using the very latest in technology and following extensive research and development, our latest body armor is now offering previously absolutely unthinkable levels of protection," Kaiser said. "It also offers exceptional, VPAM certified protection from blunt objects, effectively reducing the risks of blunt force trauma injuries e.g. internal bleeding."

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