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June 24, 2013

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PPSS Group Launch World's Toughest Forced Entry Mitten

Knaresborough, U.K. - UK based PPSS Group have launched what they claim is the world’s toughest forced entry mitten.

The ‘ZEUS II’ mitten are a further improved and version of the original ZEUS mitten, now also featuring a very high level of flame and heat protection.

According to Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, their key objective was to create once again a piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) that is ‘as good as it gets’.

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World famous Nomex® is offering an excellent level of flame protection.  Cut-Tex® PRO one of the toughest man made fabrics is responsible for the highest level of cut, tear and abrasion resistance.  A unique type of polycarbonate is offering crucial protection from severe puncture wounds, following the ‘crashing’ of broken glass onto ones hands.

Performance Specifications:

  • • EN 388:2003 Cut Resistance Level 5 (the highest level possible)
  • • EN 388:2003 Puncture Resistance Level 4 (the highest possible)
  • • EN 388:2003 Abrasion Resistance Level 4 (the highest possible)
  • • EN 388:2003 Tear Resistance Level 4 (the highest possible)
  • • EN 407 5.1 Burning Behaviour - Flame Resistance Level 4 (the highest level possible)
  • • EN 407 5.3 Convective Heat - Heat Resistance Level 3 (forearm) and level 4 (palm of hand)

Carbon knuckle protection and polycarbonate sheets along the tops of all fingers, back of the hand and entire forearm area, are offering additional puncture protection (from fallen glass e.g. during forced entry operations)

Robert states: “Whatever type of equipment my firm has created so far, it has always been of outstanding quality and is always offering the highest possible level of protection possible”.

“We believe that SWAT, correctional and law enforcement officers engaging with seriously hostile members of the public deserve to be equipped appropriately.  These men and women must be issued with the very best protective equipment and clothing out there”.

“Too many of these highly respected frontline professional still suffer from severe cut and puncture injuries following forced entry operations, often the result from broken glass, doors and windows. Many of these injuries can result in long term disabilities”.

According to Bill Geraghty, President of PPSS Group’s North America Operation, this type of PPE is exactly what has been requested by many of his customers within the North American homeland security sector.

If you have any further in reference to this product or any other type of body armour, please visit www.ppss-group.com email info@ppss-group.com or contact PPSS Group on +44 (0) 845 5193 953

For all U.S. or Canada based enquiries please visit www.ppss-northamerica.com email info@ppss-northamerica.com or call 800-928-4802

PPSS Group is a UK based company, specialised in the design, development and manufacturing of high performance body armour. PPSS Group is also the company behind Cut-Tex® PRO, a ground-breaking and one of the world's strongest cut, tear, abrasion and bite resistant fabrics, now being used to manufacture protective clothing for police, military, emergency services, prisons, mental health care and private security firms all over the world.

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group is globally respected expert in body armour and known for his passion for personal protection and personal safety.  He is frequently invited to speak in front of large audiences about the latest body armour developments within homeland security and domestic frontline services.  He is acting as body armour consultant for a number of organisations, associations, unions and government departments.