The Netherlands-based Teijin Aramid has introduced Twaron ComForte SB3, a lightweight ballistic product based on Twaron ultra micro yarn, which the company reports is one of the lightest body armor products available. According to Teijin Aramid, the flexible, unidirectional laminate product offers long-term performance consistency and ballistic protection against high energy semi jacketed projectiles such as .357 MAG JSP and .44 MAG SJHP, but also can be shaped to a body’s curves for wearer comfort. The product meets protection requirements level II and IIIA in accordance with NIJ standard 0101.06.
“With this new fabric, body armor can achieve outstanding ballistic protection with more flexibility, comfort and mobility for the wearer,” said Manon Schuurmans, business development manager, ballistics. “It offers great ballistic performance at all points of its lifecycle and keeps law enforcement officers and soldiers flexible and mobile.