Body Armour and Personal Protection

Our specialist material for use in this sector is Vinyl Nitrile, its closed-cell structure creates a strong yet flexible material which absorbs impact.

Shock Absorbing Rubber for Body Armour and Personal Protection

Our extensive research and development programme, to source and enhance Rubber and Foam for use in body armour and personal protection garments, allows us to offer unique products to combat impact and trauma in numerous high-performance applications.

Body Armour and Personal Protection

About Shock Absorbing Rubber for Body Armour and Personal Protection

Here at Alanto we are experts in fabricating this material to match your exacting standards. We work with you to design, prototype and produce components for your body armour and personal protection products.

Uses for our impact-resistant Rubber and Foam

  • Sport helmets
  • Sport goggles
  • Gloves
  • Body armour
  • Stab vests
  • Bulletproof vests
  • Masks/visors
  • Police riot gear
  • Motorcycle limb protective clothing
We also provide performance-engineered materials for personal protection against blunt trauma as well as “Back Face Deformation” in stab-proof vests and ballistics armour.

Vinyl Nitrile Impact Resistant Foam

We have a sizeable portfolio of Vinyl-Nitrile Foams, which have been extensively developed to offer unrivalled protection and comfort for sporting activities such as Equestrian Riders, National Hunt and Flat Race Jockeys, Motorcyclists and Winter Sports enthusiasts.

Vinyl Nitrile is the best Foam for impact absorption due to it’s closed cell structure. We have specifically developed this Foam for use in this industry.

Material Accreditations

In an industry where material performance is key, we take the product quality seriously. The Foam and Rubber materials we offer for body armour and personal protection have the following accreditations:

Equestrian Personal Protection Material Standards
  • European Levels 1 andmp; 3 to EN13158 2009
  • BETA Levels 1 and 3 2009
Motorcycle Personal Protection Material Standard
  • European Level 1 EN1621
Blunt Trauma Material Standards
  • BS7971-8 and BS7971-4 Levels 1,2 and 3
  • U.K. Home Office Certification for use in garments to reduce
  • “Back Face Deformation”

Why Choose Alanto?

We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, as well as our product quality and development of new Rubber and Foam materials.
We’re experienced in supplying Rubber and Foam product components to this demanding sector – body armour. Our technicians are experts in selecting the correct material for your application.

Home Office UK Stab-Resistant Vest Testing 2017

Alanto is proud to work in partnership with the UK Home Office to provide CAST packs for stab-resistant vest testing.

Home Office UK Stab
The CAST packs have been developed by Alanto Limited in conjunction with the Home Office to meet stringent quality and safety standards that have been approved by the government’s Centre for Applied Science and Technology.
The Home Office states that:

“The Home Office Body Armour Standard (2017) specifies the minimum performance requirements and test methods for body armour intended for UK law enforcement. In stab testing, a gravity-driven falling mass with a knife end-effector is employed to evaluate the protective capabilities of the body armour materials. Beneath the body armour panels, a composite pack of Foams and Rubbers are specified to represent the dynamic response of the torso when subject to stab impacts.”

Supplying to local, national and international markets, CAST packs are a requirement for any stab-resistant vest manufacturer or accredited test facility that intend to sell or recommend materials for stab-resistant vests with an approved Home Office standard certification.

CAST Packs – Home Office Certification

The Foam packs consist of various materials designed for this individual test. The product function is to represent the elasticity of the human torso, the stab vest is placed on top of the test pack and a knife is propelled at the vest at a controlled velocity to test the vests suitability.

Alanto Limited are pleased to announce that they are accredited to supply CAST packs for testing in the Home Office Body Armour Standard (2017).

Alanto Limited has a long history of providing other body armour and protection equipment. Other areas of the company’s protection apparatus expertise include:

Home Office UK Stab
  • Reducing Blunt Trauma
  • Reducing Back Face Deformation
  • Ballistic Armour Comfort Foam
  • Equestrian Body Protection
  • Motorcycle Body Protection
  • Winter Sport Body Protection

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