Magazine article Corrections Forum

Sweat Suits

Magazine article Corrections Forum

Sweat Suits

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Police

Requirements for the use of body armor varies from department to department, with some officers required to wear it while on duty and others allowed to choose. Officers who choose not to wear vests often complain that they are too uncomfortable or hot, but manufacturers are trying to make vests more comfortable while preserving their protective capabilities. New advances in design and chemistry are making it easier for manufacturers to find a good balance between protection and comfort, and combinations of fabrics and products in layers can provide different kinds of protection. DuPont's Kevlar is the base of the body armor business, and DuPont is still improving on the substance thirty years after it was developed, asking departments for suggestions. Some ballistic fiber makers have managed to laminate different weaves together for better efficiency in flexibility, stopping power, and blunt trauma mitigation. …

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