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UNEQUAL Technologies

December 01, 2011 12:03 ET

UNEQUAL Technologies Named to Forbes' America's Most Promising Companies List

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - UNEQUAL Technologies, the premier provider of protective technology for soldiers and athletes, today announced that the organization has been named to Forbes' annual "Most Promising Companies" list. A ranking that comprises U.S.-based, high-growth, privately-held companies, "America's Most Promising Companies" underscores UNEQUAL's continued growth in both the athletic and military arenas.

"Sizing up younger, privately held companies is hard: Their fortunes can change very quickly and there's a dearth of public data," says Forbes Executive Editor Brett Nelson. "We took a more comprehensive approach to evaluate their health and potential."

UNEQUAL Technologies offers the only protective padding for soldiers and athletes available with ballistics-grade DuPont Kevlar®. The patented, three-layer UNEQUAL composite has been proven to measurably reduce blunt force trauma associated with high-impact sports and military environments. Built into both head armor and body armor applications, UNEQUAL'S protective padding products have been tested by multiple independent research and OEM facilities as well as Universities that validate UNEQUAL's proven effective to dramatically reduce the potential of harmful injury related to blunt force impact.

"We're so honored to be included in top 100 ranking by Forbes when you consider the rigorous selection process for the thousands of great companies competing," said Rob Vito, president and CEO of UNEQUAL Technologies. "It's been an amazing year for us, including the opportunity to work with so many professional NFL and NHL teams like the Dallas Cowboys, and Stanley Cup Champions' Boston Bruins, to name a few. In addition to protecting some of our top athletes, we are also on the high school and college fields protecting our aspiring athletes. Our patented protective technology will also be used by some of the top military and law enforcement suppliers to protect our troops and Police around the world. We are on a high growth trajectory and we look forward to 2012."

About the Ranking
Forbes' list of America's Most Promising Companies features 100 privately held up-and-comers with compelling business models, strong management teams, notable customers, strategic partners and precious investment capital.

To sharpen its search, Forbes teamed up with CB Insights, a Manhattan-based data firm that tracks investment in high-growth private companies. With $650,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation, CB has developed complex software called Mosaic that mines a myriad of online sources (from press releases and social networks to job boards and court filings) to come up with one, algorithmically derived score that measures a private company's health. Forbes married Mosaic's data-crunching with old-fashioned reporting to assemble a list of rising stars with bright growth prospects. To view the complete the list, please visit www.forbes.com/ampc.

About UNEQUAL Technologies
UNEQUAL Technologies is the leading provider of protective padding for sports and military. The company's patented material is produced with ballistic grade Kevlar®, which has shock-blocking properties that dramatically reduce impact shock generated by blunt force trauma associated with sports and military environments. UNEQUAL Technologies' protective padding is worn by the professional and college to youth athletes in baseball, football, lacrosse and others. With more than 60 US and International patents and patents pending, UNEQUAL Technologies has been tested by independent research and OEM facilities as well as Universities validating UNEQUAL's effective in reducing potential injuries related to blunt force impact. For more information, visit www.unequal.com.

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