Throughout history, civilizations have used various types of materials as body armor to protect themselves from injury in combat and other dangerous situations. The first protective clothing and shields were made from animal skins.
As civilizations became more advanced, wooden shields and then metal shields came into use. Eventually, metal was also used as body armor, what we now refer to as the suit of armor associated with the knights of the Middle Ages. However, with the invention of firearms around 1500, metal body armor became ineffective. Then only real protection available against firearms were stone walls or natural barriers such as rocks, trees, and ditches.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office lists records dating back to 1919 for various designs of bullet proof vests and body armor type garments. One of the first documented instances where such a garment was demonstrated for use by law enforcement officers was detailed in the April 2, 1931 edition of the Washington, D.C., Evening Star, where a bullet proof vest was demonstrated to members of the Metropolitan Police Department.
Armour Wear is using an amazing new invention called Carbon Nano Tubes. Many of you have probably already heard of Nano technology. That’s great, but what is it? Carbon Nano Tubes or CNTS as we call it are the hardest known substance in the Universe. Harder than Diamonds, this material is one of the 21st century’s best inventions. We are able to reduce the amount of Kevlar and other Ballistic materials needed in protective materials. In turn making our product lightweight and innovative.
Armour Wear’s products show multi-fold performance over metals, carbon- and polymer composites that can be used in aerospace, defense, aviation, automotive, energy and consumer market applications. The Company’s one-step production process is believed to be the least capital intensive, least labor intensive and most environmentally benign of any metal, carbon, or composite structure.
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