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2 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH TOGA SAR A Permeable Chemical Protective Clothing

3 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher BLÜCHER – The Name

4 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH = Over 30 years Experience and Competence in Permeable Protective Clothing World Market Leader for Chemical Protective Clothing A privately owned company founded in 1969 Foam technology until 1989 (supplier to the German Army) SARATOGA carbon bead technology since 1983 BLÜCHER – The Company

5 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH Continuous and active customer care Custom made solutions Research & Development support BLÜCHER – Our Philosophy

6 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH Why is SARATOGA the worlds leading technology for protective clothing? What are the advantages of SARATOGA?

7 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH TOGA SARA Permeable Chemical Protective Clothing

8 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH 1965Non-woven with activated carbon powder (UK) strengthened with a cotton outer layer 1968Foam loaded with activated carbon (CAN) strengthened with Nylon mesh 1978Carbonized and activated textile (UK) strengthened on both sides through 2 textile layers 1983SARATOGA: spherical adsorbers on a textile carrier (DE) covered with a light textile layer as required History of Permeable NBC Protective Clothing

9 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH (This side towards skin) Light textile carrier (SCRIM) Non-woven (this side towards skin) Light textile carrier (knit) Foam textile layers Carbonized Textile

10 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH Textile carrier Textile cover (if desired) (this side towards skin)

11 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH Non-woven with activated carbon powder (UK) g/m 2 Foam with an activated carbon layering (CAN) g/m 2 Carbonized and activated textile (UK) g/m 2 SARATOGA: (DE) g/m 2 CAPACITY – Available Activated Carbon per m 2

12 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH Highest available activated carbon content: 180 g/m 2 + Highest adsorption capacity + No significant desorption + Extended wearing time + Full protection after extended laundering

13 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH Accessibility of SARATOGA Accessibility of SARATOGA durable fixation to the textile carrier = Free accessibility for chemical agents = Rapid & firm adsorption High mechanical durability

14 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH SARATOGA filter material Adsorber Carrier fabric Non woven Active Sweat Management System

15 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH = Lowest heat stress = Lowest heat stress even in hot and humid climates even in hot and humid climates + Low thickness (< 1 mm) + High air permeability + High sweat buffering capacity + Low water vapour and thermal resistance + High flexibility (Pumping Effect)

16 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH Difficult to predict and estimate if and when chemical weapons are used Instability of political regimes and threat by terrorist groups Suitability of protective clothing in extreme climates and climatic zones Longer wearing time of protective clothing on lower protection levels

17 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH J oint S ervice L ightweight I ntegrated S uit T echnology The JSLIST Program (U.S.A.)

18 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH JSLIST Suit Requirements Evaluations under wartime conditions in different climatic zones (including arctic, desert & tropic): Wearing time: 45 days Wearing time: 45 days Launderability:6 field launderings Launderability:6 field launderings Protection time:> 24 hours Protection time:> 24 hours

19 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH USAF CWU-66/P Results of Testing and Evaluation - USA USMC Overgarment

20 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH 57 fabric combinations failed to pass the tests 58 different fabric combinations were stringently tested 1 fabric combination surpassed all requirements … JSLIST Results To date SARATOGA is sole source for permeable NBC protective suits for all United States Services (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Special Ops)

21 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH SARATOGA in Action - Iraq 2003 SARATOGA JSLIST Suits

22 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH Civil Users OPCW & UNMOVIC Inspection Teams Civil Defence First Responders Domestic Preparedness State & Federal Police (FBI) Border & Coast Guards Firefighters E.O.D Personnel

23 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH C-Protective Undergarments WORN UNDER DUTY UNIFORM - Little package volume (Liner concept) -Lower carrying weight -Logistical advantages

24 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH WORN INSIDE GASTIGHT LEVEL A SUIT: -Additional skin protection in case of leakage - No secondary contamination when taking suit off. -Improved microclimate (less humidity inside gastight suit) (less humidity inside gastight suit)

25 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH Reusability Long Shelf Life HighMechanicalStability HighProtection Low Life Cycle Costs Low Heat Stress Extended Service Life Time Advantages of SARATOGA Advantages of SARATOGA

26 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH OPCW inspectors use SARATOGA exclusively OPCW inspectors use SARATOGA exclusively Standard C-Protective Suit for U.S. First Responders Majority of NATO Soldiers are equipped with SARATOGA Majority of NATO Soldiers are equipped with SARATOGA The leading technology on the world market SARATOGA References

27 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH USAAll Forces, First Responders BelgiumFire Brigade, EOD FinlandUN Troops, Army GermanyAir Force, Civil Defence JapanCoast Guard, Fire Brigade NorwayAir Force Saudi ArabiaArmy SwedenArmy, Civil Defence SwitzerlandArmy The NetherlandsAir Force, Army, EOD GreeceSpecial Ops U.A.E.Army AustraliaAir Force OPCWInspectors HungaryArmy KuwaitNational Guard EgyptArmy PolandArmy IsraelArmy, Air Force Estonia Land Forces TurkeyLand Forces CanadaRoyal Canadian Mounted Police CroatiaSpecial Ops DenmarkArmy, Air Force UNMOVICInspectors Countries using SARATOGA Countries using SARATOGA

28 Tex-Shield, Inc. BLÜCHER GmbH Switzerland Sweden Saudi Arabia Norway Denmark Finland NetherlandsGermany Turkey USA Belgium Hungary Israel Japan Egypt Kuwait Poland...over 4.5 million suits In service in 23 nations Canada Croatia Greece Estonia U.A.E. India


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