Next Generation Light Weight Chemical Protective Ensemble
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Focus Area:


Project Cost:


Project Duration:

16 months


W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. and Lion Apparel


Ten certified ensembles

End User:

Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, and first responders


Develop and test a personal protective ensemble providing reduced thermal burden at the weight of current CB protective ensembles that will enable the users to more effectively conduct missions while continuing to maintain percutaneous protection against chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals in traditional and catastrophic environments.

Operational Impact:

Maximizes operational performance, individual protective capability, and effectiveness by minimizing the effects of physiological stressors associated with sustained operations with strenuous physical activity while wearing protective garments. The garment design allows for concealed protection for covert operations.


Product is certified to NFPA 1994 Class 3 and is commercially available from Lion Apparel