DuPont Kevlar XP has been adopted by Safariland as part of a complete Kevlar materials package for its Second Chance Summit Series body armor.
The new body armor - MN01 Type IIIA - is a thin, flexible design that features a hybrid of all DuPont Kevlar advanced fiber ballistic materials. The combination of these materials, including DuPont Kevlar XP, provides enhanced ballistic performance against special threats like the 5.7 FN hollow point bullets and reinforces the new brand partnership between Second Chance and DuPont Kevlar.
Kevlar XP has more bullet-stopping power and helps reduce potentially serious ballistic injuries. The DuPont patented technology provides a 15 percent reduction in backface deformation and advanced performance in a 100 percent Kevlar solution. In addition, Kevlar XP allows more comfortable vest designs with at least a 10 percent reduction in overall weight when compared to other commercially available technologies.
According to Safariland, the new body armor satisfies the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06). The MN01 Type IIIA also features advanced perimeter and X-stitching to reinforce the armor panels, while reducing blunt trauma. The MN01 Type IIIA adds to the existing family of Type IIA and II for superior value, performance and reliability.