The company's technology has been so effective and the need so great that Skydex Technologies (Centennial, CO), which outfits soldiers with protective products made from twin-sheet thermoformed thermoplastic urethanes (TPUs), has opened a regional marketing and sales office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Skydex has formed a partnership with Parks Global Solutions LLC (PGS) in Kabul to better supply its impact mitigation, blast-limiting, and vibration-attenuation products for military and commercial applications.
Skydex CEO Mike Buchen noted that the Colorado-based company is a long ways from the theaters of combat in the middle east. "Having our products on the ground near the troops allows us to get them the protective gear they need almost immediately."...