DuPont has acquired Tex Tech’s Core Matrix Technology, a monolithic fabric structure that can significantly reduce backface trauma, while increasing ballistic and fragmentation performance for military and law enforcement personnel, the company announced on 11 February.

The acquisition adds to DuPont’s already robust portfolio of life protection solutions, enabling the most flexible, lightweight ballistic solutions to meet new National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standards for enhanced durability. In addition to enhanced protection, the new technology also increases the comfort of wearing bullet-resistant body armour.

The addition of the Core Matrix Technology to the family of DuPont Life Protection solutions enables us to offer a more comprehensive portfolio to meet any and all protection needs for soldiers and law enforcement personnel,” stated John Richard, VP, DuPont Safety Solutions. “With the combination of the Core Matrix Technology and our current and future fiber technologies, we are well positioned to offer the best, most flexible and lightest weight solutions available.”

This transaction will increase the global accessibility of Core Matrix Technology,” added Scott Burkhart, CEO of Tex Tech. “Leveraging DuPont’s technical expertise, brand leadership, global reach, and value chain relationships will accelerate the expansion of the Core Matrix Technology across regions and market segments with a differentiated solution to improve the protection and performance of body armor for soldiers and law enforcement personnel.”

The acquisition will enable DuPont to enhance and improve a number of its existing personnel protection portfolio products. (Photo: DuPont)

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