Body armor testing facility H.P. White Laboratory announced last week that it has been awarded accreditation to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 0101.06 Sec. 6 Flexible Armor Conditioning Protocol by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).
According to a statement, the certification means that H.P. White can conduct the required environmental conditioning of personal body armor in addition to the ballistics resistance testing required for the protocol.
In addition to the Flexible Armor Conditioning Protocol, the scope of the laboratory’s accreditation also includes NIJ 0101.06 Sec. 5 Hard Armor Conditioning Protocol, Sec. 7 Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, Ballistic Test Methods, as well as NIJ 0101.04 Ballistic Resistance of 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 H.P. White President Mike Parker. "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."