Survitec’s new Bio Skin suit is engineered to be worn underneath any outer garment. They state it is a lightweight, discrete and breathable stretch fabric with a unique design that offers exceptional mobility, comfort and a new level of CBRN protection. Unlike traditional carbon, they claim there is no drop-off in performance due to wear or laundering and keeps its full integrity even when exposed to sea water, petroleum, oils or lubricants. It also offers full protection against toxic industrial chemicals, non-traditional agents and blood-borne pathogens such as Ebola and HIV.
The Bio Shell utilises the Gore CPCSU-2 Flex Fit technology along with the same protective properties applied to the Bio Skin and is under half the weight of traditional carbon-based suits. It features a lightweight customisable outer layer that leverages integrated stretch fabric that delivers improved mobility, reduced heat stress, and increased system level protection. At the heart of this technology is the Gore Chempak selectively permeable membrane (SPM). Used in both the Bio Skin and Bio Shell, the SPM is engineered to offer durable and broad protection in CBRN situations combined with a reduction in thermal burden. This barrier technology allows high levels of moisture vapour (perspiration) permeability, while significantly restricting the ingress of a broad range of hazardous substances.
Also on display at the Survitec stand at DSEI is the new Sonics Milpod, a specialist man portable stretcher used for extraction and treatment of a casualty in a CBRN environment. With more than 20 design improvements over the current legacy products on offer from other suppliers, including maritime capable flotation and significantly reduced bulk, the Milpod represents a huge step forward in CBRN mobile containment and recovery.