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Body Armour 2013

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Contents 2.

Bullet Proof Vests - Model CV1

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Bullet Proof Vests - Model EV1

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Bullet Proof Vests - Model OV1

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Stab Vests - COVERT

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Stab Vests - OVERT

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Stab Vests - HI VIZ OVERT

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Bullet Proof Vests

Model CV1

Our truly outstanding, ultra thin and lightweight CV1 covert bullet proof vests, offer NIJ Level IIIA (NIJ Std 0101.04) ballistic protection + protection from Tokarev Ball 7.62 x 25mm and Makarov 9 x 18mm. They have specially been developed to protect executive/diplomatic security professionals, sky/flight marshals and principals/VIP’s themselves. Made out of a European high performance ballistic material, using waterproof and breathable Cordura® 180 and groundbreaking temperature controlling Outlast® space technology, our covert bullet proof vests are among the very best. Protection Level & Specification:

With a weight of only 1.65kg, a thickness of just 6.5mm and protective area of 0.28sqm, this new outstanding bullet proof vest certainly means business. A specially developed high performance 0.85mm thin trauma liner provides extremely effective blunt trauma protection. Based on our own operational frontline experience, we understand the need for high performance covert bullet proof vests, and this one is as good as it gets. Our covert bullet proof vests have been tested and certified at the Beschussamt Mellrichstadt, Germany.

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to NIJ Level IIIA (+ protection from Tokarev Ball 7.62 x 25mm and Makarov 9 x 18mm) Weight: Only 1.65kg Only 6.5mm thin High performance 0.85mm trauma liner - strongly reduced blunt trauma effect Protective area of 0.28sqm Exceptional high level of protection (4.4 Joules) from hypodermic needles (VPAM KDIW 2004 Manufactured under strictly ISO 9001:2008 quality controlled conditions Lightweight and for maximum wearing comfort Excellent protection against more aggressive handgun ammunition Performance unaffected by moisture Standard colours: Black or White Available sizes from S - 6XL


Bullet Proof Vests

Model EV1

Our very stylish EV1 executive bullet proof vests can become a part of any black or grey suit while offering NIJ Level IIIA ballistic protection according to NIJ Standard 0101.04 However, please note this great piece of personal protective equipment offers also protection from additional handguns such as Tokarev Ball 7.62 x 25mm and Makarov 9 x 18mm. In case you wish to see test reports or certiďŹ cations for our EV1 executive bullet proof vests from the Beschussamt Mellrichstadt in Germany... please do not hesitate and make contact with us by email or telephone. We are more than happy to forward you all relevant documents.

Protection Level & Specification:

A European high performance ballistic material is

& to NIJ Level IIIA according to NIJ Std 0101.04 offering protection from handguns, such as Makarov 9 x 18mm and Tokarev Ball 7.62 x 25mm outstanding protection from hypodermic needles unaffected by moisture protective area: 0.28sqm thin: 6.5mm lightweight: 1.65kg light fully functional front pockets colours: black or grey sizes: S - 6XL

taking care of the above ballistic protection, whilst temperature regulating OutlastÂŽ space technology will deal with all issue in reference to body heat and moisture, making this executive bullet proof vests perfect for hot and humid conditions. Please take a moment and view our very informative video demonstration click here A weight of only 1.65kg, thickness of just 6.5mm and protective area of 0.28sqm, makes this new outstanding bullet proof vest a real contender. A specially developed high performance 0.85mm thin trauma liner provides highly effective blunt trauma protection.

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Bullet Proof Vests

Model OV1

Our truly hard wearing ultra thin and lightweight OV1 overt bullet proof vests, offer NIJ Level IIIA (NIJ Std 0101.04) ballistic protection + protection from Tokarev Ball 7.62 x 25mm and Makarov 9 x 18mm as standard + the protection any inserted ballistic plates will offer. They have specially been developed to protect executive/diplomatic

security

professionals

and

private military contractors. Please view our breath taking video demonstration, featuring our CEO Robert Kaiser, being shot by a Glock 19 (using 9x19mm FMH 124gr live ammunition) vÂœĂ€Â“ĂŠVÂ?ÂœĂƒiĂŠĂ€>˜}i\ĂŠVÂ?ˆVÂŽĂŠÂ…iĂ€i Made out of a European high performance ballistic material, using military spec CorduraÂŽ 1000D and groundbreaking temperature controlling OutlastÂŽ space technology, our overt bullet proof vests will offer you outstanding protection and comfort in even hot and humid environments. Our OV1 version also features 250x300mm front and rear pockets for additional ballistic plates. With a weight of only 1.9kg (excl additional ballistic plates) this is a truly exceptional bullet proof vest. Our overt bullet proof vests have been tested and

Protection Level & Specification: UĂŠ iĂ€ĂŒÂˆwi`ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠ ĂŠiĂ›iÂ?ĂŠĂŠÂ­ÂłĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂœĂŒiVĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠvĂ€ÂœÂ“ĂŠ/œŽ>Ă€iÛÊ Ball 7.62 x 25mm and Makarov 9 x 18mm) UĂŠ 1ĂƒÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠĂŒi“iĂ€>ĂŒĂ•Ă€iĂŠĂ€i}Ă•Â?>ĂŒÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠ"Ă•ĂŒÂ?>ĂƒĂŒĂ ĂŠĂƒÂŤ>ViĂŠ technology, our OV1 bullet proof vests is without question one of the most comfortable in hot and humid conditions. UĂŠ 7iˆ}Â…ĂŒ\ĂŠ"˜Â?ÞÊ£°™Ž} UĂŠ 1Â?ĂŒĂ€>ĂŠĂŒÂ…ÂˆÂ˜ UĂŠ ˆ}Â…ĂŠÂŤiĂ€vÂœĂ€Â“>˜ViÊä°nxÂ“Â“ĂŠĂŒĂ€>Փ>ĂŠÂ?ˆ˜iĂ€ĂŠÂ‡ĂŠĂƒĂŒĂ€ÂœÂ˜}Â?ÞÊ reduced blunt trauma effect UĂŠ Ă?ViÂŤĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜>Â?ĂŠÂ…Âˆ}Â…ĂŠÂ?iĂ›iÂ?ĂŠÂœvĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂœĂŒiVĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂ­{°{ĂŠÂœĂ•Â?iĂƒÂŽĂŠvĂ€ÂœÂ“ĂŠ hypodermic needles (VPAM KDIW 2004) UĂŠ >Â˜Ă•v>VĂŒĂ•Ă€i`ĂŠĂ•Â˜`iĂ€ĂŠĂƒĂŒĂ€ÂˆVĂŒÂ?ÞÊ-"ʙää£\ÓäänʾÕ>Â?ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠ controlled conditions UĂŠ *iĂ€vÂœĂ€Â“>˜ViĂŠĂ•Â˜>vviVĂŒi`ĂŠLĂžĂŠÂ“ÂœÂˆĂƒĂŒĂ•Ă€i UĂŠ -ĂŒ>˜`>Ă€`ĂŠVÂœÂ?ÂœĂ•Ă€Ăƒ\ĂŠ Â?>VÂŽĂŠÂœĂ€ĂŠ7Â…ÂˆĂŒi UĂŠ Ă›>ˆÂ?>LÂ?iĂŠĂƒÂˆĂ˘iĂƒĂŠvĂ€ÂœÂ“ĂŠ-ĂŠÂ‡ĂŠĂˆ8

certified at the Beschussamt Mellrichstadt, Germany.

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Stab Vests

COVERT

Made out of body moulded sheets of high performance polycarbonate, PPSS covert stab vests offer unrivalled blunt trauma protection and a previously unmatched level of protection from hypodermic needles. PPSS covert stab vests are ultra thin and extremely light... in fact they are the thinnest and lightest on the market right now, weighing just 2.3kg! Please note that it is without question that professionals wearing concealable covert stab vests could be perceived as less confrontational, aggressive or authoritative, especially when dealing with hostile or intoxicated members of the public.

Protection Levels & Specifications:

Wearing covert stab vests will allow you to defuse a potentially hostile situation, primarily using diplomacy, your personality and communication skills, while being effectively protected in case the situation escalates. The covers of our covert stab vests are machine washable and the protective fillers can be easily removed within seconds prior to washing of the cover.

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Standard (Uncertified) U Energy Level 1 - 16 joules - 7mm Maximum Penetration UÊ ˜iÀ}ÞÊiÛiÊÓÊʇÊÊÓäʍœÕiÃÊʇÊÊÓ䓓Ê>݈“Õ“Ê Penetration UÊ Î““ÊLœ`ÞʓœÕ`i`Ê«œÞV>ÀLœ˜>ÌiÊvÀœ˜ÌÊEÊL>VŽÊ«>ÌiÃÊ offering unrivalled blunt trauma protection, shielding the spine, ribs and organs injuries caused by a kick, punch or blow. UÊ 7iˆ}…Ì\Ê£°ÈŽ}Ê­-ˆâiÊ® UÊ £ää¯Ê ii`iÊ*ÀœÌiV̈œ˜ KR1 (UK Home Office certified) U Energy Level 1 - 24 joules - 7mm Maximum Penetration UÊ ˜iÀ}ÞÊiÛiÊÓÊʇÊÊÎÈʍœÕiÃÊʇÊÊÓ䓓Ê>݈“Õ“Ê Penetration UÊ x““ÊLœ`ÞʓœÕ`i`Ê«œÞV>ÀLœ˜>ÌiÊvÀœ˜ÌÊEÊL>VŽÊ«>ÌiÃÊ offering unrivalled blunt trauma protection, shielding the spine, ribs and organs injuries caused by a kick, punch or blow. UÊ 7iˆ}…Ì\ÊӰΎ}Ê­-ˆâiÊ® UÊ £ää¯Ê ii`iÊ*ÀœÌiV̈œ˜ UÊ Available Sizes: XS - XXXL UÊ Available Colours: Black or White

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Stab Vests

OVERT

Our overt stab vests can be put on and taken off ܈̅ˆ˜ÊxÊÃiVœ˜`Ãʭۈ>ÊvÀœ˜ÌÊ∫®Ê>˜`Ê>ÀiÊi>ȏÞÊܜÀ˜Êœ˜Ê top of clothing e.g. t-shirts, fleece or jackets etc. We strongly believe that overt stab vests are certainly the most practical body armour style, especially for those frontline professionals who require protection for only a short period of time, wanting to act as a visual deterrent or those who wish to be identified as ‘Authority’, ‘Enforcement’, or ‘Point of Contact’ during a hostile or crisis situation PPSS overt stab vests are ultra thin and extremely light... in fact they are the thinnest and lightest on the Protection Levels & Specifications:

market right now, weighing just 2.3kg! Please note we are more than happy to attach any corporate badges you may have onto our overt stab vests and make any cosmetic amendments based on your operational duties and risks. Made out of body moulded sheets of high performance polycarbonate, our high quality overt stab vests offer an absolutely unmatched level of blunt trauma protection as well a superior level of protection from hypodermic needles. This is groundbreaking.

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Standard (Uncertified) U Energy Level 1 - 16 joules - 7mm Maximum Penetration UÊ ˜iÀ}ÞÊiÛiÊÓÊʇÊÊÓäʍœÕiÃÊʇÊÊÓ䓓Ê>݈“Õ“Ê Penetration UÊ Î““ÊLœ`ÞʓœÕ`i`Ê«œÞV>ÀLœ˜>ÌiÊvÀœ˜ÌÊEÊL>VŽÊ«>ÌiÃÊ offering unrivalled blunt trauma protection, shielding the spine, ribs and organs injuries caused by a kick, punch or blow. UÊ 7iˆ}…Ì\Ê£°ÈŽ}Ê­-ˆâiÊ® UÊ £ää¯Ê ii`iÊ*ÀœÌiV̈œ˜ KR1 (UK Home Office certified) U Energy Level 1 - 24 joules - 7mm Maximum Penetration UÊ ˜iÀ}ÞÊiÛiÊÓÊʇÊÊÎÈʍœÕiÃÊʇÊÊÓ䓓Ê>݈“Õ“Ê Penetration UÊ x““ÊLœ`ÞʓœÕ`i`Ê«œÞV>ÀLœ˜>ÌiÊvÀœ˜ÌÊEÊL>VŽÊ«>ÌiÃÊ offering unrivalled blunt trauma protection, shielding the spine, ribs and organs injuries caused by a kick, punch or blow. UÊ 7iˆ}…Ì\ÊӰΎ}Ê­-ˆâiÊ® UÊ £ää¯Ê ii`iÊ*ÀœÌiV̈œ˜ UÊ Available Sizes: XS - XXXL UÊ Available Colour: Black

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Stab Vests

HI VIZ OVERT

"ÕÀʅˆ‡ÛˆâʜÛiÀÌÊÃÌ>LÊÛiÃÌÃÊV>˜ÊLiÊ«ÕÌʜ˜Ê>˜`ÊÌ>Ži˜ÊœvvÊ ÜˆÌ…ˆ˜ÊxÊÃiVœ˜`Ãʭۈ>ÊvÀœ˜ÌÊ∫®Ê>˜`Ê>ÀiÊi>ȏÞÊܜÀ˜Êœ˜Ê top of clothing e.g. t-shirts, fleece or jackets etc. A number of law enforcement officers, local government and civil enforcement teams and security professionals are required to operate ‘on the streets’ in order to act as a visual deterrent, enforce the law or assist the Police. "ÕÀʅˆ‡ÛˆâʜÛiÀÌÊÃÌ>LÊÛiÃÌÃʈÃÊ̅iʈ`i>ÊV…œˆViÊvœÀÊ̅œÃiÊ professionals. ˆ‡ÛˆâʜÛiÀÌÊÃÌ>LÊÛiÃÌÃÊ>ÀiÊ>ÊÛiÀÞÊ«À>V̈V>ÊÃÌޏiʜvÊLœ`ÞÊ armour, especially for those who require protection for only a short period of time, wanting to act as a visual deterrent or those who wish to be identified as ‘Authority’, ‘Enforcement’, or ‘Point of Contact’ during a hostile or crisis situation. Please note we are more than happy to attach any VœÀ«œÀ>ÌiÊ L>`}iÃÊ ÞœÕÊ “>ÞÊ …>ÛiÊ œ˜ÌœÊ œÕÀÊ …ˆ‡ÛˆâÊ œÛiÀÌÊ stab vests and make any cosmetic amendments based on your operational duties and risks. Additional pockets, epaulettes or other features can be added as a part of our free design service. Ê œvÊ œÕÀÊ …ˆ‡ÛˆâÊ œÛiÀÌÊ ÃÌ>LÊ ÛiÃÌÃÊ œvviÀÊ >Ê «ÀiۈœÕÏÞÊ unmatched level of protection from hypodermic needles and unrivalled blunt trauma protection. /…iÊ VœÛiÀÃÊ œvÊ œÕÀÊ …ˆ‡ÛˆâÊ œÛiÀÌÊ ÃÌ>LÊ ÛiÃÌÃÊ >ÀiÊ “>V…ˆ˜iÊ washable and the protective fillers can be easily removed within seconds prior to washing of the cover.

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Protection Levels & Specifications: Standard (Uncertified) UÊ ˜iÀ}ÞÊiÛiÊ£ÊʇÊÊ£ÈʍœÕiÃÊʇÊÊǓ“Ê>݈“Õ“Ê Penetration UÊ ˜iÀ}ÞÊiÛiÊÓÊʇÊÊÓäʍœÕiÃÊʇÊÊÓ䓓Ê>݈“Õ“Ê Penetration UÊ Î““ÊLœ`ÞʓœÕ`i`Ê«œÞV>ÀLœ˜>ÌiÊvÀœ˜ÌÊEÊL>VŽÊ«>ÌiÃÊ offering unrivalled blunt trauma protection, shielding the spine, ribs and organs injuries caused by a kick, punch or blow. UÊ 7iˆ}…Ì\Ê£°ÈŽ}Ê­-ˆâiÊ® UÊ £ää¯Ê ii`iÊ*ÀœÌiV̈œ˜ KR1 (UK Home Office certified) UÊ ˜iÀ}ÞÊiÛiÊ£ÊʇÊÊÓ{ʍœÕiÃÊʇÊÊǓ“Ê>݈“Õ“Ê Penetration UÊ ˜iÀ}ÞÊiÛiÊÓÊʇÊÊÎÈʍœÕiÃÊʇÊÊÓ䓓Ê>݈“Õ“Ê Penetration UÊ x““ÊLœ`ÞʓœÕ`i`Ê«œÞV>ÀLœ˜>ÌiÊvÀœ˜ÌÊEÊL>VŽÊ«>ÌiÃÊ offering unrivalled blunt trauma protection, shielding the spine, ribs and organs injuries caused by a kick, punch or blow. UÊ 7iˆ}…Ì\ÊӰΎ}Ê­-ˆâiÊ® UÊ £ää¯Ê ii`iÊ*ÀœÌiV̈œ˜ UÊÊAvailable Sizes: XS - XXXL

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Cut Resistant Clothing 2013

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Contents 2.

About Cut Resistant Clothing

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For Homeland Security Services (featuring products 1 - 3)

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For Homeland Security Services (featuring products 4 – 7)

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For Homeland Security Services (featuring products 8 – 10)

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Contact

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PPSS Cut Resistant Clothing

made using...

Cut-Tex® PRO

Many of our great high performance cut

EN 388:2003 Blade Cut Resistance Level 5 (the

resistant garments have already been

highest possible) and ASTM F-1790 Blade Cut

supplied to numerous prison officers,

Resistance Level 4.

homeland security and public transport

In addition to the above we can also confirm

professionals, as well as mental and

that Cut-Tex® PRO is offering EN 388:2003

social health care professionals.

Tear Resistance Level 4 (the highest possible) and Abrasion Resistance Level 4 (the highest level possible).

The outstanding fabric being used for our garments is our very own Cut-Tex® PRO, developed and

Apart from supplying you with our following cut

manufactured only by us here in the UK.

resistant products, PPSS is also able to design, manufacture and supply you with bespoke cut

Cut-Tex® PRO is offering ISO 13997: 1999 Blade

resistant garments, based on your operational

Cut Resistance Level 5 (the highest possible),

risks, threats and duties.

Cut-Tex® PRO Performance Levels ISO 13997:1999 Blade Cut Resistance Levels Level 1 +1.2 N

Level 2 +2.5 N

Level 3 +5.0 N

Level 4 +11.0 N

Level 5 +22.0 N

Cut Tex® PRO +27.8 N

Level 3 1000-1499 grams force

Level 4 1500-3499 grams force

Cut Tex® PRO 2580 grams force

ASTM F-1790 Blade Cut Resistance Levels Level 0 0-199 grams force

Level 1 200-499 grams force

Level 2 500-999 grams force

EN 388:2003 Tear Resistance Levels Level 1 +10 N

Level 2 +25 N

Level 3 +50 N

Level 4 +70 N

Cut Tex® PRO 398.5 Newton

Level 4 +8,000 Cyles

Cut Tex® PRO +8,000 Cycles

EN 388:2003 Abrasion Resistance Levels Level 1 +100 Cycles

Level 2 +500 Cycles

Level 3 +2,000 Cycles

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Cut Resistant Clothing

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Cut-Tex® PRO

1. 100112 - PPSS BODY ARMOUR BASE LAYER UÊ Cut-Tex® PRO lined on entire shoulder/arm area and along a 15cm wide strip on the sides of the upper body, offering effective cut protection in the arm pit area and along the side of the upper body... an area often unprotected by common body armour UÊ Cut-Tex® PRO is offering BS EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 UÊ Front & back panels made out of a breathable high performance fabric UÊ Sizes: XS - XXXL UÊ Colour: As per image, due to the nature of the technical fibres used UÊ Bespoke Cut-Tex® PRO clothing available upon request

2. 100117 - PPSS TURTLE NECK JACKET UÊ " , Ê -Ê ÊÎnn\ÓääÎÊ  Ê 1/Ê, --/ Ê 6 Êx UÊ Ê Ê*, 6 /-Ê Ê Ê6 ,/ ,Ê,/ , -Ê,"Ê  Ê 8*"-

UÊ <*Ê," /ʇÊ Ê/Ê", Ê1- ,Ê, 9 UÊ   Ê7-  Ê1*Ê/"ÊÈäcÊ -1-Ê­, " \Ê{äcÊ -1-® UÊ   6 Ê 8  /Ê, -1/-Ê Ê  -" Ê-/ /9Ê/ -/ UÊ -< -\Ê8-ʇÊ888 UÊ ""1,\Ê-Ê* ,Ê ]Ê 1 Ê/"Ê/ Ê /1, Ê"Ê/ Ê/   Ê , -Ê1-

UÊ -*" Ê 1/‡/ 8ÁÊ*,"Ê "/ Ê6  Ê1*" Ê, +1 -/

3. 100107 - PPSS TURTLE NECK SWEATSHIRT WITH THUMBHOLES UÊ Offering BS EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 UÊ Thumbholed sleeves prevents the wrist and radial artery from being exposed UÊ High neck prevents neck and vertebral arteries from being exposed UÊ Machine washable up to 60° Celsius (Recommended: 40° Celsius) UÊ Achieved excellent results in Dimensional Stability Test UÊ Sizes: XS - XXXL UÊ Colour: As per image, due to the nature of the technical fibres used UÊ Bespoke Cut-Tex® PRO clothing available upon request

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Cut Resistant Clothing

For Homeland Security Professionals (3)

Cut-Tex® PRO

4. 100109 - PPSS V-NECK SWEATSHIRT (LONG SLEEVED) UÊ Offering BS EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 UÊ Will also stop human teeth from penetrating the wearer’s skin UÊ Machine washable up to 60° Celsius (Recommended: 40° Celsius) UÊ Achieved excellent results in Dimensional Stability Test UÊ Sizes: XS - XXXL UÊ Colour: As per image, due to the nature of the technical fibres used UÊ Round-Neck Sweatshirt available upon request UÊ Bespoke Cut-Tex® PRO clothing available upon request

5. 100108 - PPSS V-NECK SWEATSHIRT (SHORT SLEEVED) UÊ Offering BS EN388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 UÊ Will also stop human teeth from penetrating the wearer’s skin UÊ Machine washable up to 60° Celsius (Recommended: 40° Celsius) UÊ Achieved excellent results in Dimensional Stability Test UÊ Sizes: XS - XXXL UÊ Colour: As per image, due to the nature of the technical fibres used UÊ Round-Neck Sweatshirt available upon request UÊ Bespoke Cut-Tex® PRO clothing available upon request

6. 100500 - PPSS SLEEVES – VERSION 1 (SOLD IN PAIRS) UÊ Offering BS EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 UÊ Designed to be worn overtly UÊ Will reduce the risk of human teeth from penetrating the wearer’s skin UÊ Quick and easy to put on UÊ Can be used in conjunction with Cut-Tex® PRO lined cut resistant gloves UÊ Machine washable up to 60° Celsius (Recommended: 40° Celsius) UÊ Achieved excellent results in Dimensional Stability Test

7. 100501 - PPSS SLEEVES – VERSION 2 UÊ Specification as above plus: UÊ Worn tight around your forearm

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Cut Resistant Clothing

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8. 100502 - PPSS SLEEVES – FULL ARM UÊ Offering BS EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 UÊ Will stop human teeth from penetrating the wearer’s skin UÊ Quick and easy to put on UÊ Can be used in conjunction with Cut-Tex® PRO lined cut resistant gloves UÊ Machine washable up to 60° Celsius (Recommended: 40° Celsius) UÊ Achieved excellent results in Dimensional Stability Test

9. 200150 - PPSS BOXER SHORTS UÊ Offering BS EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 UÊ Ideal for all security professionals, police, prison and enforcement officers UÊ Protects femoral artery in the groin from potential slashes by any type of edged weapon UÊ Ideal midlayer, allowing the wearer to wear his/her own undergarment UÊ Sizes: XS - XXXL UÊ Machine washable up to 60° Celsius (Recommended: 40° Celsius) UÊ Achieved excellent results in Dimensional Stability Test UÊ Colour: As per image, due to the nature of the technical fibres used UÊ Bespoke Cut-Tex® PRO clothing available upon request

10. 200102 - PPSS LONG JOHNS UÊ Offering BS EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 UÊ Slim fit UÊ Adjustable cord UÊ Machine washable up to 60° Celsius (Recommended: 40° Celsius) UÊ Achieved excellent results in Dimensional Stability Test UÊ Sizes: XS - XXXL UÊ Colour:As per image, due to the nature of the technical fibres used UÊ Bespoke Cut-Tex® PRO clothing available upon request

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Bite Resistant Clothing 2013

Cut-Tex速 PRO

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PPSS Bite Resistant Clothing PPSS Bite Resistant Clothing is made out of our very own high performance fabric Cut-Tex® PRO and has especially been developed to protect professionals working within facilities specialized in mental health care, learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, special needs and autism.

Cut-Tex® PRO

Why bite resistant clothing is so important? UÊ A skin break increases the risk of infection and makes it necessary to be sure tetanus shots are up-to-date.

UÊ ÊΈ˜ÊLÀi>ŽÊˆÃʜvÌi˜ÊœLۈœÕÃÊLÕÌÊV>˜ÊLiÊ̜Õ}…Ê̜ÊÌiÊ in some cases. Anything that looks like the top layer of skin has come off should be considered a skin break.

Bite related injuries can of course become infected and mental health care professionals could subsequently be contaminated with pathogens. Transmissions of potentially life threatening viruses, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV are also a part of reality. Debbie Townsend, Physical Intervention Training Manager of the Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust (UK) says: “Bites can cause both physical injury, risk of infection, soft tissue damage and psychological distress to staff. Whilst our staff teams are usually aware of the potential for bites from records of previous incidents and preventative steps are taken, additional measure to protect staff from a bite may be beneficial.”

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Please note this type of bite resistant clothing reduces the risk of human teeth penetrating the other person’s skin, but does not stop the potentially painful effect due to the pressure and force being used. So the risk of infection will be eliminated but the risk of bruising remains. However, our Version 1 sleeves (arm guards) are also available with additional protection. This particular model will substantially reduce the pain created by pressure and force and risk of bruising.

Cut-Tex® PRO Performance Levels ISO 13997:1999 Blade Cut Resistance Levels Level 1 +1.2 N

Level 2 +2.5 N

Level 3 +5.0 N

Level 4 +11.0 N

Level 5 +22.0 N

Cut Tex® PRO +27.8 N

Level 3 1000-1499 grams force

Level 4 1500-3499 grams force

Cut Tex® PRO 2580 grams force

ASTM F-1790 Blade Cut Resistance Levels Level 0 0-199 grams force

Level 1 200-499 grams force

Level 2 500-999 grams force

EN 388:2003 Tear Resistance Levels Level 1 +10 N

Level 2 +25 N

Level 3 +50 N

Level 4 +70 N

Cut Tex® PRO 398.5 Newton

Level 4 +8,000 Cyles

Cut Tex® PRO +8,000 Cycles

EN 388:2003 Abrasion Resistance Levels Level 1 +100 Cycles

Level 2 +500 Cycles

Level 3 +2,000 Cycles

For intellectual property/copyright reasons, Cut-Tex® PRO labelled products cannot be sold and delivered to Germany

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Bite Resistant Clothing

Cut-Tex® PRO

For Mental Health Care Facilities

Our Cut-Tex® PRO lined bite resistant sleeves or arm guards are offering BS EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 and extremely high puncture resistance from human teeth.

Specification (available on all these models) UÊ EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 (the highest possible) UÊ ISO 13997:1999 blade cut resistance level 5 (the highest possible) UÊ ASTM F 1790-05 blade cut resistance level 4 UÊ EN 388:2003 abrasion resistance level 4 (the highest possible)

UÊ EN 388:2003 tear resistance level 4 (the highest possible) UÊ Quick and easy to put on UÊ Machine washable to 40° Celsius UÊ Achieved excellent results in Dimensional Stability Test UÊ CE marked (Cat II PPE Directive)

1. 100500 - PPSS CUT & BITE RESISTANT SLEEVES - VERSION 1 This product is typically used by professionals working within sectors, such as mental health, special needs, challenging behaviour or severe learning disabilities and can be put on within 3 seconds. Additional specification: UÊ Overtly worn UÊ Very quick to put on UÊ Outer Material: Cordura® 560

UÊ Inner Material: Highly breathable fabric UÊ Sold in pairs

2. 100503 - AS ABOVE + WITH ADDED PROTECTION This particular model is also offering additional protection from severe bruising and blunt forced trauma and is worn by professionals working within sectors, such as mental health, special needs, challenging behaviour or severe learning disabilities and can be put on within 3 seconds.

3. 100501 - PPSS BITE RESISTANT SLEEVES - VERSION 2 Additional specification: UÊ Worn tight around your forearm UÊ Sold in pairs UÊ Covertly worn

4. 100502 - PPSS FULL ARM BITE RESISTANT SLEEVES (ARM GUARDS) They are typically used by professionals working within sectors, such as mental health, special needs, challenging behaviour or severe learning disabilities and can be put on within 5 seconds. Additional specification: UÊ Overtly worn UÊ Very quick to put on

UÊ Outer Material: Cordura® 560 UÊ Inner Material: Highly breathable fabric UÊ Sold as one unit

For intellectual property/copyright reasons, Cut-Tex® PRO labelled products cannot be sold and delivered to Germany

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Bite Resistant Clothing

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Specification (available on all these models) UÊ Will stop human teeth from penetrating the wearer’s skin UÊ EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 (the highest possible) UÊ ISO 13997:1999 blade cut resistance level 5 (the highest possible) UÊ ASTM F 1790-05 blade cut resistance level 4 UÊ EN 388:2003 abrasion resistance level 4 (the highest possible) UÊ EN 388:2003 tear resistance level 4 (the highest possible)

8. 100108 - PPSS BITE RESISTANT T-SHIRT Additional specification: UÊ Short sleeved V-Neck UÊ Please note this model is not offering any forearm protection, and should be worn together with PPSS bite resistant sleeves (arm guards)

100109 - PPSS BITE RESISTANT V-NECK SWEATSHIRT Additional specification: UÊ Long sleeved V-Neck UÊ Also protecting the forearm

8. 100107 - PPSS BITE RESISTANT TURTLE-NECK SWEATSHIRT Additional specification: UÊ Includes thumbholes UÊ Thumbholed sleeves prevents the wrist and radial artery from being exposed UÊ High neck prevents neck and vertebral arteries from being exposed

UÊ Machine washable to 40° Celsius UÊ Achieved excellent results in Dimensional Stability Test UÊ CE marked (Cat II PPE Directive) UÊ Sizes: XS - 5XL UÊ Colour: As per image, due to the nature of the technical fibres used UÊ Manufactured in the EU

8. 100117 - PPSS BITE RESISTANT TURTLE NECK JACKET Additional specification: UÊ High neck prevents neck and vertebral arteries from being exposed UÊ Zip front - making it more user friendly

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Cut Resistant Gloves 2013

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Contents 2.

About Cut Resistant Clothing

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Cut Resistant Gloves - Products 1 – 4

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Cut Resistant Gloves - Products 5 – 7

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PPSS Cut Resistant Gloves PPSS cut resistant gloves are manufactured using our very own ultra high cut resistant fabric CutTex® PRO offering outstanding cut resistance. Please note the all PPSS cut resistant gloves are

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Cut-Tex® PRO

Please view our extensive range of PPSS Cut Resistant Gloves, but note that we are more than happy to design, develop and manufacture specialised, bespoke cut resistant gloves, based on your individual needs, specifications and operational duties and risks. Additional models will be launched during 2012.

available with, or without EN 388:2003 puncture

As a cut resistant gloves manufacturer PPSS

resistance level 4 (the highest possible). Puncture

is continually looking for new and ingenious

resistance is indeed of greatest importance to

combinations of materials to achieve the greatest

those frontline professionals who come frequently

cut protection possible, whilst still allowing you,

in contact with hypodermic needles.

the wearer, enough dexterity to perform all of your

PPSS Cut Resistant Gloves are now being worn

required activities.

by police, prison officers as well as private security

However, we feel that Cut-Tex® PRO, our very

and mental health care professionals around

own high performance fabric is the ultimate choice

the world.

for all of our protective gloves.

Cut-Tex® PRO Performance Levels ISO 13997:1999 Blade Cut Resistance Levels Level 1 +1.2 N

Level 2 +2.5 N

Level 3 +5.0 N

Level 4 +11.0 N

Level 5 +22.0 N

Cut Tex® PRO +27.8 N

Level 3 1000-1499 grams force

Level 4 1500-3499 grams force

Cut Tex® PRO 2580 grams force

ASTM F-1790 Blade Cut Resistance Levels Level 0 0-199 grams force

Level 1 200-499 grams force

Level 2 500-999 grams force

EN 388:2003 Tear Resistance Levels Level 1 +10 N

Level 2 +25 N

Level 3 +50 N

Level 4 +70 N

Cut Tex® PRO 398.5 Newton

Level 4 +8,000 Cyles

Cut Tex® PRO +8,000 Cycles

EN 388:2003 Abrasion Resistance Levels Level 1 +100 Cycles

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Level 2 +500 Cycles

Level 3 +2,000 Cycles

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Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut-Tex® PRO

CLASSIC UÊ Õ̇/iÝÁÊ*,"Ê«ÀœÛˆ`iÃÊiÝVii˜ÌÊVÕÌÊÀiÈÃÌ>˜ViÊÌœÊ -Ê ÊÎnn\ÓääÎÊiÛiÊxʭ̅iÊ highest level possible) UÊ £ää¯Ê œÜʅˆ`iʏi>̅iÀʜÕÌiÀÊÅi UÊ >Ã̈VˆÃi`ÊÜÀˆÃÌʎii«ÃÊ̅iÊ}œÛiÃÊÃiVÕÀiÊ>ÀœÕ˜`Ê̅iÊÜÀˆÃÌ UÊ Û>ˆ>LiÊ܈̅ʜÀÊ܈̅œÕÌÊ ÊÎnn\ÓääÎʫ՘VÌÕÀiÊÀiÈÃÌ>˜ViʏiÛiÊ{ʭ̅iʅˆ}…iÃÌÊ possible) UÊ Û>ˆ>Liʈ˜Ê >VŽ

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HERACLES UÊ ¼ Õ̇/iÝÁÊ*,"ʏˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê«ÀœÛˆ`iÃÊiÝVii˜ÌÊVÕÌÊÀiÈÃÌ>˜ViÊÌœÊ -Ê ÊÎnn\ÓääÎÊiÛiÊx UÊ 7>ÌiÀ‡ÀiÈÃÌ>˜Ì]Ê«Ài“ˆÕ“ʏi>̅iÀÊ«>“ÃÊ>ÀiÊÃiܘÊ܈̅Ê>LÀ>Ȝ˜]ÊVÕÌÊ>˜`ʅi>̇ resistant Kevlar® thread UÊ 7ˆÊ˜œÌÊÃÕ««œÀÌÊy>“iʜÀÊVœ“LÕÃÌÊÕ«Ê̜ÊnääcÊ]Ê­{ÓÇcÊ ® UÊ -œvÌÊ«>``i`ʎ˜ÕVŽiÊ«ÀœÌiV̈œ˜ UÊ 6iVÀœÊÜÀˆÃÌÊÃÌÀ>«ÊŽii«ÃÊ̅iÊ}œÛiÃÊÃiVÕÀiÊ>ÀœÕ˜`Ê̅iÊÜÀˆÃÌ UÊ Û>ˆ>LiÊ܈̅ʜÀÊ܈̅œÕÌÊ ÊÎnn\ÓääÎÊ*՘VÌÕÀiÊ,iÈÃÌ>˜ViÊiÛiÊ{Ê (the highest possible) UÊ Û>ˆ>Liʈ˜Ê >VŽ

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Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut-Tex® PRO

NEMESIS UÊ >VŽÊ œ“iÝÁʈÀiÊ,iÈÃÌ>˜ÌÊ"ÕÌiÀÊ>ÌiÀˆ> UÊ -ˆˆVœ˜iÊ`œÌÌi`Ê«>“Ê>˜`Êw˜}iÀà UÊ ՏÞʏˆ˜i`ÊÜˆÌ…Ê Õ̇/iÝÁÊ*,"ʜvviÀˆ˜}ÊiÝVii˜ÌÊVÕÌÊÀiÈÃÌ>˜ViÊÌœÊ -Ê ÊÎnn\ÓääÎÊ iÛiÊxʭ̅iʅˆ}…iÃÌʏiÛiÊ«œÃÈLi® UÊ Û>ˆ>LiÊ܈̅ʜÀÊ܈̅œÕÌÊ ÊÎnn\ÓääÎʫ՘VÌÕÀiÊÀiÈÃÌ>˜ViʏiÛiÊ{ʭ̅iʅˆ}…iÃÌÊ possible) UÊ i>̅iÀÊ«>``i`ʎ˜ÕVŽiÊ«ÀœÌiV̈œ˜ UÊ ÝÌi˜`i`ÊÜÀˆÃÌÊvœÀÊ>``i`Ê«ÀœÌiV̈œ˜Ê̜Ê̅iÊ,>`ˆ>Ê>ÀÌiÀÞÊÊ

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Understanding Covert Bullet Proof Vests By Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Body Armour

Wearing a covert bullet proof vest is not just something that is common practice within executive or diplomatic security. Many other professionals, such as sky marshals, under cover law enforcement officers, private security professionals and in some instances dignitaries or VIP’s themselves are known to take regular advantage of such piece of personal protective equipment. Covert bullet proof vests allow executive protection specialists to look after the personal security of their clients and become a significant and effective ‘low profile part’ of their day to day life. This is very often a key objective when looking after the personal security of high profile individuals and their families. Within executive protection is it often of great importance to ‘blend in’ and not act as a noticeable security professional. But what makes a covert bullet proof vest to a good or even great example? How light and thin should or can a covert bullet proof vest be in today’s day in age? Let us make sure your choice is based on up-to-date information and reflect a good understanding of this subject. The personal safety of business executives, politicians and other high profile individuals is often compromised by criminals and other potentially hostile members of the public. However, convincing high profile professionals to wear body armour is almost an impossible task. They do not want to alternate their life For any further information on covert bullet proof vests please contact PPSS Body Armour: Email: info@ppss-group.com Call:

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style or look, and this is why covert or concealable bullet proof vests have become of such interest for the rich and famous, as well as political and religious leaders.


Understanding Covert Bullet Proof Vests By Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Body Armour

Standards Personally I very much wish and hope that one day there will only be one global standard, for two simple reasons: 1. This would make it much easier for the purchasing part as it would allow them to directly compare body armour between different manufacturers and it would help them better to understand the entire subject of standards and certification 2. It would help all manufacturers to design and develop body armour much more cost effectively. This is a simple matter of fact, and would mean massive savings could be past on to the customer, making body armour a more affordable option. Covert bullet proof vests are always designed as soft body armour. They do not feature hard trauma plates, which usually are made out of polyethylene, ceramic or steel. Depending on their protection levels covert body armour can offer excellent protection from all sorts of handguns and ammunition between 22mm, .38, 9mm, 357Mag, 44Mag, 45 Mag and many others. However, we at PPSS Body Armour felt it was of great importance to test and certify our bullet proof vests also against Eastern European ammunition, such as Tokarev Ball 7.62x25mm and Makarov 9x18mm. Your job might well take you to regions where such protection is required… and you certainly want to know that your body armour is going to do the trick I guess. Many countries around the world have their own ballistic protection standard. However, the best known of them all is the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard. The NIJ standard is recognised and respected all over the world, in comparison to the British, German and other nation’s standards, which are more dominant within homeland security services in their country or region. Looking at this highly respected standard, what would be the best possible protection level you should be looking for? Well, there are a number of NIJ ballistic protection levels available. Please view the following chart:

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NIJ Protection Standard (0101.04)

Protects Against

Level IIA 9 mm & 40 S&W

This body armour protects against 9 mm Full Metal Jacket Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets, with nominal masses of 8.0 g (124 gr) at a reference velocity of 341 m/s (1120 ft/s ± 30 ft/s) and .40 S&W calibre Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) bullets, with nominal masses of 11.7 g (180 gr) at a reference velocity of 322 m/s (1055 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). It also provides protection against all of the threats mentioned in Level 1.

Level II 9 mm & .357 Mag

This body armour protects against 9 mm Full Metal Jacket Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets, with nominal masses of 8.0 g (124 gr) at a reference velocity of 367 m/s (1205 ft/s ± 30 ft/s) and 357 Magnum Jacket Soft Point (JSP) bullets, with nominal masses of 10.2 g (158 gr) at a reference velocity of 436 m/s (1430 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). It also provides protection against all of the threats mentioned in Level I and IIA.

Level IIIA 9 mm High Velocity & 44 Mag

This body armour protects against 9 mm Full Metal Jacket Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets, with nominal masses of 8.0 g (124 gr) at a reference velocity of 436 m/s (1430 ft/s ± 30 ft/s) and .44 Magnum Semi Jacket Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets, with nominal masses of 15.6 g (240 gr) at a reference velocity of 436 m/s (1430 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). It also provides protection against the entire handgun threats mentioned in Level I, IIA and II. Please note Level IIIA is the highest ballistic protection levels for soft body armour.


Understanding Covert Bullet Proof Vests By Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Body Armour

Due to major advancements within ballistic protection materials and the subsequent weight reduction I strongly recommend NIJ Level IIIA, which offers you the highest possible level of ballistic protection within soft body armour. Prior to the above highlighted advancements, weight and thickness used to be a real issue, leading to a number of frontline professionals settling for NIJ Level II in the past simply because they felt taking the step from Level II to Level IIIA meant sacrificing their level of comfort and concealability they desired. But as I have just mentioned, this all has changed drastically over the past few years. NIJ Level IIIA will offer you protection from the majority of handguns and ammunition which include high velocity 9mm FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) and 44 Magnum. This will subsequently guarantee protection from any less powerful handgun. However, as mentioned previously, only a very few covert bullet proof vests manufacturers have taken protection even to another level and offer additional protection from Tokarev Ball 7.62 x 25mm and Makarov 9 x 18mm, which is of great benefits when being operational in Eastern European countries. UK based PPSS Body Armour have very recently developed their CV1 ultra light, extremely thin and truly outstanding covert bullet proof vests which offer ballistic protection from the above mentioned Eastern European handguns and ammunition. PPSS bullet proof vests in fact have also been tested for the protection of hypodermic needles and edged weapon, and all widely available test result conclude a previously unmatched protection from this very real threat of today’s society. Weight Body armour technology, manufacturing capabilities and body armour design have evolved a lot over the past years. Body armour worn by the police and other enforcement agencies in most countries weigh in excess of 5kg or even 6kg and are often thicker than 20 or even 25mm. Please let me assure you that this is totally unnecessary, and it is a well documented fact that such weight will lead to stress, fatigue and subsequently to potentially fatal human errors. Innocent members of the public could get severely injured or loose their lives if an executive security professional overreacts during a threat situation, due to physical and mental fatigue, often associated to excessive weight of body armour. Many body armour manufacturers are now capable of manufacturing and supplying body armour less than half of the above weight, leading to a noticeable reduction and stress, fatigue and any other negative side effects. So what can we class as a ‘good weight’ or what could be classed as a lightweight

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body armour? I strongly feel that a covert bullet proof vest certified to NIJ Level IIIA standard should not weigh any more than 1.8kg in today’s day in age. Manufacturers have been competing hard in order to develop the lightest body armour in the world. They have pushed each other to completely new levels, hence soft body armour tested and certified to NIJ IIIA weighing around 1.6kg are now on the market, offering extraordinary ballistic protection, which based on the recent CV1 model of PPSS Body Armour go far beyond the normal NIJ Level IIIA standard requirements.


Understanding Covert Bullet Proof Vests By Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Body Armour

Thickness & Blunt Trauma In order to be concealable, a body armour needs to be of course as thin as possible. Now this is not as easy as we all would like it to be. The reason behind is the extremely dangerous risk of blunt force trauma injuries (primarily internal injuries following the impact/energy absorption of the bullet). All modern and well know ballistic materials being used to manufacture bullet proof vests make it literately impossible for a bullet to penetrate. The much higher risk is the risk of blunt force trauma injuries. Within the body armour industry we talks about the ‘backface signature’ of a body armour when highlighting this so important issue. The thinner the body armour, the more attention must be paid to keep the ‘backface signature’ as low as possible, protecting the wearer from blunt forced trauma injuries. This is being done by building ‘trauma layers’ into the body armour. I am sure you don’t want to see your body armour stop the bullet but then die later on from internal bleeding or other internal injuries. So, how thick should covert body armour be? Modern covert body armour should be less than 10mm thick. In fact, some covert NIJ Level IIIA high performance body armour are as thin as 6 or 7mm and with the assistance and backing of the above mentioned specially designed trauma liner they still outperform all ‘old fashion’ body armour, which used to be heavy, bulky and thick. PPSS latest CV1 model is 6.5mm, scoring maximum points within this particular criterion. Materials Apart from Kevlar® there are now many new ballistic materials available. Many real high performance materials have been developed over the past very few years. Twaron®, Goldflex®, Spectra Shield®, Dyneema® SB51 and SB71 have taken body armour into a different world. Weight, thickness, blunt trauma, flexibility and comfort are just a few of the important factors which have been improved in order to protect those who serve more effectively. Comfort Comfort is about how you feel when you wear your covert body armour. Weight, thickness and flexibility are three of the many aspects, which everyone should carefully consider before purchasing covert body armour. Another rather important aspect is heat. Please let me assure you that wearing any body armour will always make you sweat more. However, the question is how much more? In many Middle Eastern countries, Australia, South America or Africa we have to accept the fact that temperatures can often exceed 40 degrees Celsius. For an executive/diplomatic security professional or an ‘at risk dignitary’ the wearing of a covert body armour must allow them to get on with the tasks on hand without

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closest to the wearers skin has been partly developed by NASA and is without

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PPSS Body Armour are using an absolutely groundbreaking high tech fabric named Outlast® in order to take care of this. Their ‘base layer’, the fabric which will be question the best material out there to help you cope with heat and humidity.


Understanding Covert Bullet Proof Vests By Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Body Armour

A video, featuring me demonstrating the exceptional high performance of our truly outstanding convert bullet proof vests is available on YouTube. Please search for: â&#x20AC;&#x153;CEO of body armour firm gets shot in new bullet proof vestâ&#x20AC;?. This video features me being shot from close range, wearing our recently developed CV1 model. We produced this video for two key reasons: 1. A mannequin based video will not tell the pain, sensation and effect a real human being would feel when being subject to such assault. 2. A mannequin based test would not indicate how quickly a security professional could become fully operation again after such attack. It was of great importance to me to show our potential customers and my own employees that I truly and without limit trust that we do is right and good, and that our equipment does exactly what we claim it does.

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