By David Crane
defrev (at) gmail (dot) com
April 14, 2011
Speaking of Soldier Systems articles, they recently published a short piece on Neptunic Technologies’ Neptech anti-slash/anti-stab fabric/textile material that was originally developed to create next-gen sharksuits by integrating it into standard diving wetsuits for defense against shark bites, but is apparently now being marketed for military and law enforcement tactical applications. The slash-resistant/stab-resistant mystery fabric is both breathable and water-permeable, as demonstrated by the Neptech demo video:
DR is curious as to how the Neptech mystery fabric/material compares to DuPont Kevlar XP (woven) aramid fiber/fabric with respect anti-stab/anti-slash performance, weight, and cost for the same level of anti-knife (or anti-ice pick) performance when integrated with tactical clothing (gloves, BDUs, combat shirts, pants, jackets, etc.).
Since materials science (as it applies to tactical clothing/garments) is one of DefenseReview’s (DR) primary areas of interest, we’ll try to get ahold of Neptech’s inventor/developer, Jeremiah Sullivan, by either email or phone, in order to get some answers. We’ll also attempt to acquire some written-format physical and performance data on the material. Neptunic Tech’s website wasn’t very helpful in this regard,
Hopefully, Neptech performs as advertised.
Hat Tip: Soldier Systems
Company Contact Info:
Jeremiah Sullivan, Inventor/Developer
Neptunic Technologies, Inc.
2308 Kettner Blvd. – D
San Diego, CA 92101
Toll Free: 866-747-5228
Office Phone: 619-236-0711
Website 1: http://www.neptunictech.com/
Website 2: http://www.neptunic.com/
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