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Cut Proof Fabric Offers Additional Protection To Exposed Body Areas

PPSS : 11 February, 2011  (New Product)
Under arm areas and sides of the body can now be protected from stab wounds when the arms are raised to protect the head with the use of T-Shirts made from the new breathable Cut-Tex PRO fabric from PPSS
Cut-Tex PRO, a BS EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 fabric is now being used to create a highly breathable t-shirt that offers unrivalled cut protection in areas ordinary body armour fail to protect.



Numerous security professionals, police officers, prison officers and other frontline professionals have suffered from cut wounds under their arms and on the sides of the upper body.



No ordinary body armour used by any of the above sectors offers protection in these areas, as commonly used materials would restrict movement and agility.



Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, the company behind Cut-Tex PRO said:  “Many frontline staff by instinct will lift their arms and hands during a potential hostile situation, in order to protect the face and head.”



“However, we must acknowledge that this action would expose an extremely vulnerable area under your arms.   A cut, injuring the auxiliary artery under your arms, can lead to rapid blood loss and even death.”



This new highly breathable t-shirt is made out of Coolmax and only features the ultra high cut resistant fabric Cut-Tex PRO on the entire sleeves part and over the 15cm wide vertical stretch on the sides of the upper body.



Attacks on frontline professionals are occurring rather frequently in this country.  One unprovoked attack on prison officers at Frankland High Security Prison in Durham, UK, in 2010 left one prison officer severely injured after one of his auxiliary arteries was slashed during the incident.  He survived.



Security professionals, police and prison officers have long asked for better knife protection than the protection offered by their existing body armour or stab vests.



“Our job is to offer the best possible protection from the most realistic threats. Leaving the area under your arms unprotected is ignoring the potential dangers a knife, bottle or edged weapon attack represents.”



This new type of cut resistant t-shirt is extremely lightweight, comfortable and available from size XS – XXXXL.  It is available with short or long sleeves.
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