- Compliant, protective, and blast-proof products can reduce damage at federal, state, and local facilities
- Barriers, revetments, fuel tank jackets, and blast protection equipment are suitable for customers in commercial and military market sectors
- New products or retrofits are available to customers requiring powerful blast protection and fire suppression systems
Blastgard International, Inc. (OTC: BLGA) is a manufacturer of proprietary blast mitigation products that meet the requirements of the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act). Used by commercial, law enforcement, government, and military customers, the company’s blast-resistant and fire-suppressing materials provide the anti-terrorism Protection specified under the Department of Homeland Security’s SAFETY Act. The legislation calls for technology that can be immediately deployed at public and private facilities, limit liability of anti-terrorism technology providers, and prevent a large-scale loss of life and economic impacts.
In addition, Blastgard’s products have been approved by the General Services Administration (GSA). This qualification streamlines procurement in that several federally-mandated contracting requirements are met. Being approved by the GSA means products such as BlastWrap® are differentiated in the market, so public and private agencies can have improved access to them. BlastWrap is on the DHS’s “Approved Products List for Homeland Security” and provides protection against strong explosions, ballistic materials, and fragments. Working indoors and outdoors, in wet/dry conditions and vented/unvented locations, it can protect property and people against solid explosives and fires caused by flammable liquids.
BlastWrap materials can be used in the cargo holds and containers of commercial aircraft, as building walls (to protect against vehicle bombs), and around fuel tanks to suppress explosions and fireballs. They have also been used on naval vessels and merchant ships, minimizing the impact from mines, torpedoes, and cruise missiles. Suitable as dividers on aircraft, ships, and offshore platforms to suppress fuel mist explosions and fireballs, the products have also been used in explosives manufacturing and handling facilities, propellant manufacturing plants, and fireworks plants as partitions and separators. Also, the company’s products have been implemented in underwater applications and entertainment industry sound stages.
The company also manufactures the Blastgard MTR Series of trash receptacles. These triple-wall containers can withstand improvised explosive devices, their fragments, and fires. Weatherproof and corrosion-resistant, the 35-gallon capacity receptacles can be customized with colors, artwork, logos, and powder coating. Each unit can resist over 4,000 pounds of horizontal and vertical force.
Usable in just about any industry, Blastgard’s products are in demand at a time when terror attacks occur on a regular basis. Recent events in Europe, including a bomb explosion at the Brussels Central train station on June 20 (http://dtn.fm/Rlxb8), warrant methods of protecting personnel and civilians with equipment that can withstand explosions and fires. The incident occurred just months after terror attacks killed over 30 people in the city. Additional events and heightened alerts demonstrate the need for protection when such potentially devastating incidents cannot be avoided.
For more information about BlastGard International, BlastWrap technology, and blast-proof products for commercial, military, law enforcement, and government segments, go to www.BlastgardIntl.com
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