Pa. company makes body armor to withstand abuse

By Jeremy Boren
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

PITTSBURGH — Simply stopping bullets isn't good enough anymore for police body armor.

Vests packed with high-tech fabrics and diamond-hard plates must withstand abuse that includes 10 days of tumbling in a dryer heated to 150 degrees at 80 percent humidity, according to National Institute of Justice standards developed with input from O'Hara-based Mine Safety Appliances.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Pa. company makes body armor to withstand abuse

Request product info from top Body Armor companies

Thank You!

= required Error occured while sending data

Join the discussion

Be the first
to comment
PoliceOne comments can only be accessed by verified law enforcement professionals.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.