Pacific Safety Products Inc.

Pacific Safety Products Inc.

March 30, 2011 16:30 ET

Pacific Safety Products Introduces Comprehensive Line of NIJ 06 Body Armor

ARNPRIOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - Pacific Safety Products Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PSP), a leading North American manufacturer of advanced armour solutions, today announced its comprehensive offering of certified NIJ 06 body armour, designed to set the industry standard for comfort, quality, and performance.

Precision engineered to provide maximum wearability and protection in the most demanding situations, the new PSP NIJ 06 ballistic offering includes three series of concealable body armor to address the needs of law enforcement and military professionals:

  • HeliX, one of the lightest and most flexible NIJ 06 Level II solutions on the market.
  • LiteX, providing extreme comfort at an affordable price. Available in Levels II and IIIA. Special threat tested for protection against advanced threats beyond NIJ 06 standards.
  • ProX, a value offering that combines NIJ 06 levels of protection and reasonable cost. Engineered from 100 percent, high-tenacity aramid laminate and available in Levels IIA, II and IIIA.

PSP has an unparalleled track record delivering body armour solutions to the Canadian government, Department of National Defence, and law enforcement agencies across Canada. No other Canadian company can claim this pedigree.

"With the launch of our new NIJ 06 products, we will be working collaboratively with our extensive customer base to provide them with the right solution to meet their needs," said Doug Lucky, CEO. "Some customers are using this opportunity to reconfigure their body armour design and we are right there to support them."

PSP is the only Canadian company that designs and manufactures a broad offering of body armour that is certified to the latest and most stringent NIJ-0101.06 standard. PSP's R&D and manufacturing facilities, located at its headquarters in Arnprior, Ontario, are ISO 9001:2008 registered and compliant to BA9000 (National Institute of Justice Body Armor Quality Management Requirements).

"Making body armour is not a simple sewing exercise," said Doug Lucky. "Our products are field-proven to save lives both on the street and in theatre. Our customers trust us to make every vest to the highest quality standard based on a robust design."

The new PSP NIJ 06 product line also includes models specifically engineered and designed for female law enforcement professionals – by women, for women. This offering includes a LiteX II ballistic package that has been engineered and certified in our new female contoured design.

"This product launch is just the beginning for our growing NIJ 06 product line," said Doug Lucky. "We are continually innovating and have other products in the pipeline that incorporate new materials and design approaches."

About PSP

The mission statement of Pacific Safety Products Inc. is ...we bring everyday heroes home safely®. PSP is an established industry leader in the production, distribution and sale of high-performance and high-quality safety products for the defence and security market. These products include body armour to protect against ballistic, stab and fragmentation threats, ballistic blankets to reduce blast effects, and protective products against chemical and biological hazards. PSP is the largest body armour manufacturer in Canada, directly supplying the Canadian Department of National Defence, Federal Government Agencies and major Canadian law enforcement organizations. The Company also provides specialized law enforcement and safety products through APS Distributors, a division of PSP that services law enforcement and public safety agencies across the country. The Company, through its U.S. subsidiary Sentry Armor Systems Inc., provides body armour products under the GH Armor Systems® brand to U.S. based law enforcement and private security firms. The Company also produces tactical clothing. Pacific Safety Products is a reporting issuer in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Canada and publicly trades under the symbol PSP on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Contact Information

  • Pacific Safety Products Inc.
    Douglas Lucky
    Chief Executive Officer