Dark Matter High-Threat Energy Dispersal Pad - 10x12

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High-Threat Energy Dispersal Pad - 10x12

The DarkMatter Difference

DARKMATTER Energy Dispersal Pads address three critical issues encountered with body-worn armor systems:

  1. KINETIC ENERGY TRANSFER: DARKMATTER disperses the kinetic energy transferred from nearly all forms of dangerous impact-ballistic, blunt force, vehicular, and more.
  2. BACK FACE DEFORMATION: DARKMATTER reduces BFD more effectively than any ballistic trauma pad on the market—mitigating the risk of Behind Armor Blunt Trauma (BABT)
  3. FITMENT & COMFORT: DARKMATTER ensures fitment between armor and wearer—independent of gender, size, or body type—significantly increasing effectiveness and comfort.

Features:

  • Reduce dangerous energy transfer and back face deformation (BFD) more effectively than any product on the market
  • Maintain resiliency in multi-hit scenarios
  • Lightweight, slim form factor allows for quick and easy integration with existing hard or soft armor systems
  • Improve fitment and comfort of body-worn armor for all genders, sizes, and body types
  • Field tested and Gold rated as part of the National Tactical Officers Association Member Tested & Recommended program
  • Manufactured in the USA at our VOSB-certified partner facility

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 10 in. (254 mm) W x 12 in. (304.8 mm) H x 0.35 in. (8.89 mm) D
  • Weight: 1 lb. / 0.454 kg
  • Cut Style: Shooters Cut (Additional sizing and cut information available upon request)

Proven Science, Proven Results

Third-Party testing has proven DARKMATTER to provide the best protection of any ballistic trauma product on the market.

Kinetic Energy Impact Force Reduction Testing
Handgun
340 ft/lbs.
    94%
SBR & Small Rifle
522 ft/lbs.
    60%
Battle Rifle
1520 ft/lbs.
    34%
Shotgun (slug)
2521 ft/lbs.
    18%
Rifle Back Face Deformation Mitigation Testing
Hard Armor · UHMWPE · Level lll · 7.62x51 M80 (147gr, 2780 ft/s)
 Trauma Pad
 Material
BFD (mm) Reduction (mm) Reduction (%)
 Armor Plate (Standalone) 46.32 mm —— ——
 EPE Foam not tested —— ——
 XRD Foam 40.66 mm 5.66 mm 12.00%
33.45 mm 12.87 mm 28.00%
Handgun Back Face Deformation Mitigation Testing
Hard Armor · UHMWPE · Level lll · .44 Magnum (240gr, 1430 ft/s)
 Trauma Pad
 Material
BFD (mm) Reduction (mm) Reduction (%)
 Armor Plate (Standalone) 39.00 mm —— ——
 EPE Foam 38.79 mm 0.21 mm 1.00%
 XRD Foam 37.27 mm 1.73 mm 4.00%
28.28 mm 10.72 mm 27.00%
Handgun Back Face Deformation Mitigation Testing
Soft Armor · UHMWPE · Level lll · .44 Magnum (240gr, 1430 ft/s)
 Trauma Pad
 Material
BFD (mm) Reduction (mm) Reduction (%)
 Armor Plate (Standalone) 38.01 mm —— ——
 EPE Foam not tested —— ——
 XRD Foam not tested —— ——
26.09 mm 11.92 mm 31.00%

"In thorough testing at our facility, DARKMATTER proved to significantly reduce BFD when compared to standalone armor plates and armor paired with other trauma pad materials. It also did not pulverize during multi-hit impacts like traditional foams currently used in the industry."

SCOTT STOVER
principal, energetic solutions

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