Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > The importance of Kevlar vests and armor vest in saving a life

Abstract:
A Kevlar vest in basically a bullet proof vest which is designed to avoid injuries to the sensitive organ system located in the chest and abdomen.

The importance of Kevlar vests and armor vest in saving a life

Posted on January 23rd, 2010

The armor vest is a protective coating of your chest which helps in slowing down the bullet and spreading the energy produced by the bullet to a larger area on the vest, thus saving the bullet to pierce completely through the armor. The vest is generally made up of the man-made fabrics. Various sheet of these fabrics are put together to form a tough wall against the bullet. The vest helps in expending the energy of the bullets and distorts them until the bullet loses momentum and finally stops.

The armor vests are used on a large scale by the police forces, military, security forces etc since they have been able to guarantee a life saving protection. If you are wearing a Kevlar vest and a bullet hits you, you will feel like you have been hit by a sledge hammer, however, the impact will not be life threatening and you will be able to breathe. The body armor or bullet proof vests mainly refers to the clothing designed to be resistive to the bullets, however, these vests are not actually bullet proof and only helps in slowing down the bullet and spreading the force to a larger area so that the damage on the impact is minimal.

These armor vests are made up of numerous coatings or layers of woven and laminated fabrics which helps in defending the piercing action of the bullet. The basic function of these body armors is just to reduce the injuries caused by the firearm bullets or from the sharp fragments in case of a blast. Many different types of these Kevlar vests have helped in saving the life of numerous people, mainly those who are a part of the defense services or law-enforcing services.

To stop the bullet from penetrating through the armor vest and entering the body, these vests generally works by soaking up the energy of the bullet fired. For doing this, they use sheets of strong fiber materials to grab the bullet and spread its energy through an expanded area on the vest. When using a Kevlar vest, this action may cause the bullet to bend. In case of the handguns, the bullets have a strong tendency to mushroom in the shape of a dished plate against the strong coating of the vest and help to stop the shot.

These days the armor vests manufactured by the body armor industry have a much more sophisticated concept as compared to the vests used during the older times. Today Kevlar vests are both flexible and lightweight and can almost pass for usual clothing, thanks to nanotechnology. The body armor vests that are used today are made up of special and highly resistive futuristic fabric that you can completely rely on to save you from extensive life threatening injuries in a tough spot. The body armor manufacturers are still trying to improve on the quality of the vests and making them more comfortable to wear.

Armor vest can provide you the protection from sudden shots. If you are looking for some good quality Kevlar vest you can explore the sites of the dealers.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © PRMinds

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Getting a better look at living cells April 25th, 2018

Graphene origami as a mechanically tunable plasmonic structure for infrared detection April 25th, 2018

Nuclear radiation detecting device could lead to new homeland security tool: New device can detect gamma rays and identify radioactive isotopes April 25th, 2018

Biophysics -- lighting up DNA-based nanostructures April 25th, 2018

Homeland Security

Graphene origami as a mechanically tunable plasmonic structure for infrared detection April 25th, 2018

Nuclear radiation detecting device could lead to new homeland security tool: New device can detect gamma rays and identify radioactive isotopes April 25th, 2018

A dash of gold improves microlasers: The precious metal provides a 'nano' solution for improving disease detection, defense and cybersecurity applications October 9th, 2017

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials: Chad Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz recognized by Sherman Fairchild Foundation August 16th, 2017

Military

Graphene origami as a mechanically tunable plasmonic structure for infrared detection April 25th, 2018

Nuclear radiation detecting device could lead to new homeland security tool: New device can detect gamma rays and identify radioactive isotopes April 25th, 2018

Organic solar cells reach record efficiency, benchmark for commercialization April 23rd, 2018

Quantum shift shows itself in coupled light and matter: Rice University scientists corral, quantify subtle movement in condensed matter system April 16th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project