When it comes to keeping people safe, corners can most definitely not be cut. And when talking about the military, that is even more imperative. The industry needs to make sure the equipment it uses is trusted when it comes to deliverability, longevity, and most importantly, safety. And that is why we are one of the leading suppliers of plastic buckles and components for the MOD and PPE industries.
Why Ace Supplies?
Throughout our long history, we have strived for superior quality. Whether we are supplying to the leisure or healthcare industry, or indeed the military. We know that our products can mean the difference between life and death sometimes, and that is, understandably, not something we take lightly.
Our wide range of buckles and components specifically for military applications have been carefully selected from ITW Nexus Europe, ITW Nexus North America and Due Emme Thermoplastics (2M) to ensure we meet the highest standards when it comes to both material quality and the quality of the fixings themselves.
So where are they used?
So diverse is our range, that the military use our products on a plethora of industry applications, such as military rucksacks, helmets, belts, knee pads, body armour, gas masks and general protective clothing. Our products are also flame retardant meaning they can be universally incorporated onto clothing without fear, while our extreme environment buckles do exactly what they say on the tin; stand up to extreme environments.
And what products are used?
As mentioned above, our products are used in a number of ways. Military rucksacks which are required to carry life-saving items are one of the most important components in a soldier’s itinerary, so they need to be sure they will stay with them at all times – no matter what happens. Our standard ladderloc buckles are one of the main cogs in the military wheel when it comes to rucksacks. They keep straps tight and secure and guarantee that they will stay on the soldier’s back no matter what life on the front line throws at them.
Rucksacks are also required to be extremely robust. Made from thick and strong material that will not tear under normal strain, they are supported by numerous side release buckles that both ensure security while also acting as an additional way to carry vital items that they need to hand.
Side release buckles are undoubtedly the single most important buckle on a soldier’s kit – mainly due to the sheer volume of them. Not only are they commonplace on rucksacks, but they are also essential in keeping life-saving body armour and helmets where they should be.
Many products in our range are available in colours to suit individual needs, including black, tan and army green. Some are also available in different materials, including GhilliTEX IRR.