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Companies team for body armor improvements

Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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SPRINGFIELD, Ark., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Material Science company NanoMech Inc. and KDH Defense Systems are working together to improve body armor for U.S. military and law enforcement personnel.

Improvements to KDH's body armor include use of NanoMech's nGuard, a bacteria-resistant shield. The two are also developing a structured coating to prevent hard armor plates from damage during transportation and storage.

"We are very excited to announce our partnership with a U.S. defense manufacturer of the caliber and reputation of KDH Defense Systems," said Jim Phillips, chairman and chief executive officer of NanoMech.

"Our companies have worked together secretly for the last two years, backed by a Department of Defense grant award, to develop innovative strategic solutions for our soldiers."

"nGuard delivers unsurpassed performance such as elimination of bacteria, fungus, and odor, while retaining color fastness, extending the efficacy and life of the product," added NanoMech's founder and chief technical officer Ajay Malshe.

"Our patent-pending technology is inspired by unique but simple phenomena in nature. nGuard is bio-inspired, providing the most effective and safe method for bacteria removal."

NanoMech Inc. creates advanced engineering materials through patent and patent-pending nano-inspired and nano-manufactured product development.

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