Springdale-based NanoMech is partnering with KDH Defense Systems, Inc. to deploy technology used in body armor for soldiers and law enforcement professionals.
The tech firm will use its proprietary nanotechnology product applications to produce a bacteria-resitant coating for body armor products.
“We are very excited to announce our partnership with a U.S. Defense manufacturer of the caliber and reputation of KDH Defense Systems,” said Jim Phillips, Chairman and CEO of NanoMech. “Our companies have worked together secretly for the last two years, backed by a Department of Defense grant award, to develop innovative strategic solutions for our soldiers.”
The contract’s terms, which were not disclosed, is a boon for NanoMech. The company has perfected a number of applications for nanotechnology research that has evolved from the University of Arkansas.
As a for-profit firm, NanoMech has produced products that have strengthened materials, reduced friction to extend the useful life of durable products, and developed applications to cut down on bacteria strains.
“We pride our company not only on exceptional design expertise, but also on continuous process improvement. NanoMech’s nGuard is the best bacteria resistant shield we have ever tested, and it is a perfect fit for our product portfolio,” said KDH Defense Systems CEO, Dave Herbener. “We remain steadfastly focused on our mission to engineer and manufacture superior life-saving products. Utilizing the highest standards of quality control, nGuard integrates perfectly into our mission of excellence and superior products combined with unparalleled customer service.”
KDH Defense Systems is a leading manufacturer of American-made custom body armor solutions for military, law enforcement and federal agencies based in North Carolina.