Core Competencies

  • Kappler is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of protective fabrics and apparel for chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear hazards (CBRN).
  • With more than 26 patents issued or pending, Kappler innovation extends to apparel-related products such as AntiFog Visor technology and ChemTape®.
  • Kappler offers custom fabric development expertise and extensive R&D experience, specializing in unique solutions for a wide range of protective technology applications.
  • The company’s knowledge-sharing philosophy is reflected in best in class customer education and technical training.

Differentiators

  • Third-party testing and extensive quality control systems ensure product performance to the highest levels.
  • HazMatch® suit selection tool also supports OSHA Hazard Assessment requirements.
  • ChemScan® QR code garment labels allow quick access to complete chemical test data on each garment’s protective fabric.
  • Kappler offers a wide range of custom options such as air line, communications and fall protection pass-throughs and safety harness rings.
  • Highly rated technical training provided through Kappler University and Road Show events.
  • All Kappler products are made in the USA at Guntersville, Alabama corporate headquarters.

Past Performance - Special Projects

US Air Force — Minuteman III integrated fall protection garment for missile silo program, plus GATR Radome project for satellite communications antenna.

DoD — Contaminated Human Remains Pouch (CHRP) for military Collective Protection Systems.

NASA — Protective hood developed for International Space Station, plus Lunar Rover Parking Garage using ballistic fabric.

US Army — Aberdeen Proving Grounds project for Contaminated Human Remains Pouch (CHRP) using nanoscale technology

US Navy — Deep Dive Suit for Naval Surface Warfare Center.


Past Performance - Key COTS Customers

Kappler COTS products serve many government customers including: DoD (all branches), DEA, NIH, CDC, Philadelphia Fire Dept./HazMat, San Francisco Police Dept., Fairfax County (VA) Fire Dept./HazMat, Los Angeles Police Dept. Bomb Squad, and Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff’s Dept.