Advancements in single polymer composite technology have led to the development of Curv— a self-reinforced composite material that does not require thermoset resin, glass or any other support structure to maintain its strength or impact resistance. The material has achieved widespread commercial success in sports protective equipment with brands such as Bauer and soft armour ballistics applications when combined with Teijin aramid fibre thanks to its preferential material properties which include: high toughness, low cost, low weight, recyclability, formability and the potential for hybridisation, the company said in a press release.
With the introduction of Curv Tactical, 1947 LLC will distribute a new iteration of the composite to North American tactical manufacturers that will benefit from the materials ability to withstand high-impact at extremely low weight and density. Curv Tactical can be used in anti-ballistic applications and in conjunction with puncture-resistant materials such as Aramid fibre. It can also be used as a stiffener in bags, backpacks, holsters, ballistic vests and more. Because of its unique mono-construction; Curv Tactical can be sewn, glued, laser-cut or thermoformed for precise fitment. High stiffness, high tensile strength, superior impact resistance and formability with extremely low density are all highlights of Curv Tactical.
“Our partnerships and innovations are driven by the tactical industry’s demand to improve existing items. We strive to meet this on a global level,” Ben Galpen, co-founder of 1947 LLC and co-owner of Ocean State Innovations, said in a statement.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)