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ravelin facemask / ballistic protection

ravelin facemask
ravelin facemask

Discipline: Material

Discipline: Material

Current humanitarian demining equipment is heavy, hot and uncomfortable, made from Polycarbonate and carbon fibres, affecting concentration in the field and causing de-miners to remove protection with fatal consequences. Response: A complete redesign of protective equipment including body armour and mask, first to reach the market is the ballistic facemask: The ravelin ballistic facemask is the first product to utilize the new PURE composite ™ which is lightweight (50% of PC), cheap (90% less than carbon fibres), UV resistant and mouldable to a close fit. White for sun reflection. PURE is 100% PP and eco- friendly.

Due to the intelligent use and treatment of material this facemask provides a particularly high degree of safety. By using the new PURE composite material, the mask’s weight comes to only 500g, a 50% reduction compared to polycarbonate. This results in a significant improvement especially for those working in humanitarian demining. The visor is close to the eyes to provide better protection and less distortion; it is also scratch-proof and can be easily exchanged. Besides its excellent esthetics, the mask is well thought through and perfectly crafted, according to the verdict of the jury.
Materials Look & Feel – selected by Aart van Bezooyen
Client / Manufacturer

Rofi industrier as

Rofi industrier as
Molde, Norway


Kode Design AS

Kode Design AS
Oslo, Norway