HP White Expands NIJ Testing Of Body Armor

HP White Expands NIJ Testing Of Body Armor

Baltimore, MD — HP White Laboratory, Inc., the world’s largest independent test laboratory of body armor, today announces that the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) has awarded HP White accreditation to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 0101.06, Sec.6 Flexible Armor Conditioning Protocol; fortifying the lab’s existing ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Scope of Accreditation (NVLAP Lab Code: 200825-0). HP White joins a handful of NIJ certified ballistic testing laboratories that can conduct the required environmental conditioning of personal body armor, in addition to the ballistics resistance testing required for NIJ 0101.06 body armor certification.

HP White performs certification testing to specific NIJ body armor-performance standards, through Certified Test Programs administered by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC). The first NIJ certified ballistic laboratory, HP White today is one of the only NIJ certified laboratories that has full service capabilities under one roof for NIJ environmental conditioning, and ballistic and stab resistance requirements for body armor.

“Since 1972, HP White has been conducting body armor testing for NIJ and its predecessor the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice,” said Mike Parker, president, HP White. “Through the years HP White continues to evolve its operations with the NIJ programs and customers’ needs. This NVLAP accreditation will provide our customers with more efficient NIJ testing cycles, and faster throughput and market readiness of their products.”

HP White’s Scope of Accreditation also includes NIJ 0101.06 Sec 5 Hard Armor Conditioning Protocol, and Sec 7, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, Ballistic Test Methods, as well as NIJ 0101.04 Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor. NVLAP performs periodic independent appraisals of HP White’s ballistic test laboratory and quality management system. NVLAP assesses HP White’s test competency through onsite audits and proficiency testing, and confirms that HP White meets or exceeds all the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 17025, General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

HP White Laboratory, Inc. was founded in 1936 by Mr. Henry Packard White as a ballistic research and development facility. In its 75th year of operation, HP White is world renowned as the leading ballistic and ballistic resistance laboratory. The laboratory is located at 3114 Scarboro Road, in Street, Maryland. For more information, contact us or visit http://www.hpwhite.com, or call 1-410-838-6550.

About HP White Laboratory, Inc

HP White Laboratory, Inc. is an independent ballistics and ballistics resistance laboratory. For 75 years, HP White has specialized in research and development, validation testing, certification and quality control evaluations of body and vehicular armor systems, sub-components and materials. HP White developed many of the ballistics resistance standards, processes and methods used today to test body and vehicular armor for a full scope of applications (law enforcement, military, personal protection), threats (stab, slice, bullet, explosive), and environments (urban, war time, extreme heat/cold). HP White’s services add value throughout the entire supply chain, from research and development processes and product certification to production lot acceptance and post-production quality control. HP White serves the needs of Federal, State, Local and Foreign Government agencies, and the manufacturers dedicated to protecting the lives of law enforcement, war fighters, and civilians, globally.