DSM and MKU Ltd Provide Armor Solution in Brazil for Sao Paulo Police

April 26 2021

The Sao Paulo police, which is comprised of more than 100,000 officers, is the first law enforcement agency in Brazil to initiate a tender for personal protective equipment based on the latest National Institute of Justice (NIJ) .06 standards for body armor, which provide comprehensive and rigorous compliance for the performance and testing of ballistic materials. In addition to NIJ .06 certification, the tender set extremely lightweight requirements for level IIIA soft armor vests.
The hybrid vest solution developed MKU, a global leader in defense and homeland security solutions, for the Sao Paulo police utilizes predominantly Dyneema UD material to reach new levels of performance and protection while simultaneously enhancing user comfort and mobility. Dyneema®, the world’s strongest and lightest fiber, is the leading global brand of choice for ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber, UD and fabrics, offering ballistic solutions for personal and vehicle armor that combine maximum strength with minimum weight.
In soft armor applications, Dyneema offers up to 35 percent weight reduction when compared to competitive materials, while still protecting against both legacy and emerging threats – making it the material of choice for many of the world’s elite military and law enforcement personnel.
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