CLEARWATER, Fla. - July 5, 2006 - BlastGard International, the creator of blast mitigation products and services, is pleased to announce a new product for Airport Security. The BlastGard Mitigated-Bomb Receptacle (MBR 300) provides airport security personnel with an effective tool, if and when an explosive is discovered. The MBR 300 will dramatically contain and protect against all lethal threats posed by the detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED); namely, primary fragments, secondary fragments, mechanical effects (shock/blast pressure) and thermal effects (contact and radiation burn) from the fireball, afterburn and resultant post-blast fires. If a suspect package or bomb is discovered, the airports need a safe means of securing that package until the bomb squad arrives. That's where the MBR 300 comes in. Due to the sensitive nature of this technology, BlastGard will not publicize explosives containment ratings. Requests for the explosives containment ratings and official test reports must be made in writing.
James Gordon, CEO of BlastGard, said, "We know that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has worked hard to secure U.S. airports against a range of threats that includes attacks against both aircraft and ground facilities. The largest and most visible investment made by the TSA has been in enhancing the passenger screener force and in massively expanding the number of explosive detection systems (EDS) required to examine checked luggage for bombs. Effective security, therefore, includes not only deterrent and preventive measures but all efforts to mitigate casualties, damage, and disruption. Since deterrence and prevention are sometimes difficult to achieve given the nature of terrorism and the inherent vulnerabilities of public transportation, great emphasis is also placed upon the mitigation of casualties through design of facilities and upon effective, rapid response that ensures safety while minimizing disruption. The MBR 300 is an ideal pre-incident security technology for airport security when dealing with bomb threats and suspicious objects or packages."
BlastGard International, Inc. creates, designs, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary blast mitigation materials and products that utilize this technology. The Company's patent-pending BlastWrap technology effectively mitigates blast effects and suppresses post-blast fires. Additional information on BlastGard can be found at www.blastgardintl.com.