H.P. White Technical Paper Prepares Armor Manufacturers for NIJ Certification

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Nearly 50% of Body Armor Models Fail NIJ STD 0101.06 Compliance Evaluation – H.P. White Provides Practical Advice for Armor Makers to Succeed

Police officers should take comfort in the fact that it’s not easy to get NIJ certified...

HP White Laboratory, Inc., the world’s largest independent test laboratory of armor and ballistics announced publication of a new white paper titled: Avoiding NIJ Certification Failure, to prepare body armor manufacturers for the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) body armor Compliance Test Program (CTP). The white paper reveals the 10 most common causes of failure and specific tactics that help manufacturers save cost, avoid time-to-market delays, and increase revenue potential.
According to a program overview presented by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, nearly half of all models submitted for NIJ certification fail. Based on data presented in the Body Armor CTP: Stats and Trends presentation (Merlo. 2011), since publication of the “06” standard in 2008, 455 model applications have been submitted to NLECTC. Of those, 154 were approved (51%), 149 failed (49%), while 152 models were pending disposition.

“Police officers should take comfort in the fact that it’s not easy to get NIJ certified,” said John Cronin, Global Business Development Manager. “Navigating the NIJ’s Compliance Test Program is a challenge for large and small armor producers in the US and internationally. That’s why we’ve developed this and other tools to help our clients prepare effectively for the CTP and get safe products to market faster.”

Download a free copy of the white paper Avoiding NIJ Certification Failure at http://www.hpwhite.com/nij-testing-guide.
In March, HP White will also be hosting a series of webinar workshops to help manufacturers avoid delays and reduce the risk of CTP failure. These online sessions will connect HP White’s NIJ experts with global audiences via multiple live webinars hosted throughout the day. These exclusive webinar workshops will be free for pre-registered friends of HP White.

About H.P. White Laboratory, Inc
H.P. White Laboratory, Inc. is an independent ballistics and ballistics resistance laboratory. For 75 years, HP White has specialized in research and development, validation testing, certification and quality control evaluations of body and vehicular armor systems, sub-components and materials. HP White developed many of the ballistics resistance standards, processes and methods used today to test body and vehicular armor for a full scope of applications (law enforcement, military, personal protection), threats (stab, slice, bullet, explosive), and environments (urban, war time, extreme heat/cold). HP White’s services add value throughout the entire supply chain, from research and development processes and product certification to production lot acceptance and post-production quality control. HP White serves the needs of Federal, State, Local and Foreign Government agencies, and the manufacturers dedicated to saving lives of law enforcement and war fighters, globally.

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