New Direct Armor Integration solution optimizes DARKMATTER™ technology for ballistic armor manufacturers
ROCHESTER, NY — MONARC Holdings, a global company that develops solutions to protect people, places and things, introduces Direct Armor Integration from DARKMATTER Sciences. Direct Armor Integration enables leading armor manufacturers to bond DARKMATTER variable composite technology directly to ballistic plates, combining the enhanced protection, multi-hit capability and comfort of DARKMATTER’s stand-alone Energy Dispersal Pads with the bullet-stopping power of armor – in a thin, lightweight, unified product.
DARKMATTER maximizes protection for warfighters, law enforcement and first responders by mitigating dorsal surface deformation (BFD) and dispersing dangerous kinetic energy transfer from ballistic and blunt force impacts. While today’s armor does a fantastic job of preventing fatal incidents from occurring, short and long term shock damage can now be mitigated. DARKMATTER also optimizes the fit between armor and wearer – regardless of gender, size or body type – further increasing the effectiveness of the armor system and providing the necessary comfort for everyday use throughout the day.
“We are impressed with the test results achieved by combining DARKMATTER with ballistic armor,” said Scott Stover, principal at Energetic Solutions. “In extensive testing at our facility, DARKMATTER was shown to significantly reduce BFD compared to stand-alone armor plates and armor paired with other trauma cushion materials. It also did not pulverize under multi-hit impacts like traditional velocity-dependent or EPE foams currently used in industry.”
“DARKMATTER’s new Direct Armor Integration solution greatly improves the protection of those who protect us all on a daily basis,” said Joseph Cufari, CEO of MONARC Holdings, parent company of DARKMATTER. “The bonding of DARKMATTER technology directly to ballistic armor will result in less collateral damage and help enable the development of the next generation of ballistic protection that our warfighters, law enforcement officers and first responders require.”
About MONARC Holdings, Inc. & DARKMATTER Sciences, LLC.
Headquartered in Rochester, New York, MONARC Holdings drives the growth of innovative ideas and technologies that protect people, places and things. A wholly owned subsidiary of MONARC, DARKMATTER Sciences designs and develops advanced materials science solutions that optimize energy management to optimize protection, performance and comfort. For more information about MONARC Holdings and DARKMATTER, please visit www.monarcgroup.net and www.darkmattersciences.com.
About Energetic Solutions, Inc.
Energetic Solutions are experts in design, material development, testing and certification in the composite armor market. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Energetic Solutions focuses on research into new material innovations and process improvements for improved performance, lighter weight and lower costs. To learn more, please visit www.energetic.solutions.
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