The demands for ballistic protective equipment have increased due to the growing external & internal safety threats as a result of conflicts between economies coupled with the growing warfare situations. The global ballistic protective equipment market is anticipated to grow rapidly from 2014 to 2025, as per a report by Grand View Research Inc. The growing demands for innovative devices as a result of various technological developments are also projected to boost the product demands during the next few years. However, high costs of the protective equipment are said to deter the growth of the global market over coming years.
Invista’s Cordura will be exhibiting their newest fabric innovations for military apparel & gear at The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2017, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates during the last week of February. The IDEX is the most strategically significant tri-service defence exposition across the globe. According to Cordura, they are dedicated to bridging their strong military heritage associated with them with the innovations of tomorrow while pushing the limitations of technical soldier systems fabrics.
The range of latest hardwearing and resourceful soldier systems fabric technologies put on show will contain Flame Retardant (FR)-coated Cordura brand Polyamides for shielding vests, Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) technologies with integrated Near Infrared (NIR)/Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) reflectance abilities, fabrics featuring the latest patent-pending Cordura brand-qualifying “Invista T420HT fiber”, and lightweight comfort “Cordura Nyco Tactical” uniform fabrics.
The worldwide ballistic protective equipment market is expected to reach USD 5.75 billion by 2025 on account of the growing demands for ballistic protection products like armored car, headgear, shields, bulletproof vests, missiles, and eyewear among the end-users. Some of the major companies operating in the global ballistic protective equipment market are BAE Systems PLC; Toyobo Co., E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company; Honeywell International Inc., and PSP, Inc. All such major manufacturers of ballistic protective equipment acquire the raw materials to start the production of bulletproof helmets and hard & soft armors.