PenCott camouflage photographed in the Visual, near-Infra-Red and near-Ultraviolet spectrum

The good folks at UVR Defense Tech have been conducting some independent experiments with samples of our GreenZone and Badlands printed NyCo ripstop fabrics, and they kindly sent us a few photographs recently showing some of the results of their work.

UVR Defense Tech holds a US patent for “camouflage in the near-Ultraviolet spectrum” and their UVRC product range is the only camouflage system designed for the near-ultraviolet spectrum.  UVR Defense Tech was formed around the need to address the threat created by the availability of inexpensive, UV-imaging equipment that has made near-ultraviolet camouflage a necessity for the modern battlefield.

In the photo below we see the results using PenCott-Badlands. The left panel in each image has been covered with PenCott-Badlands that has treated with the patented “UVRC-A 7%” from UVR Defense Tech.  “UVRC-A 7%” is a permanent micro-thin nano-particle film that is transparent to the visible and near-IR wavelengths, but reflects an amount of ultraviolet light consistent with the environment. In this example, the UVRC-A 7% treated fabric blends with the natural foliage that reflects up to 7% of the ambient ultraviolet light.

From top to bottom, the images show – Visible Light, near-IR, and near-UV (left panel treated with UVRC-A 7%, right panel untreated):


In this sequence we see panels of Badlands photographed at a range of 40 metres (left panel treated with UVRC-A 7%, right panel untreated):


And finally, in this photo we see a swatch of GreenZone NyCo fabric photographed close-up in the near-Infra-Red spectrum, with a leaf from a bush placed on top to show the comparative amount of IR reflectance from each.


For more information about the full range of UVR Defense Tech’s near-Ultraviolet solutions, visit their website at:


PenCott “Quiet Loop” now available to order from Propel LLC

Propel is a woman-owned, small business based in Providence, Rhode Island that focuses on the development, marketing and sales of textile-driven products and technologies.  Their ground-breaking Quiet Loop product is redefining the hook-and-loop fastener industry in the same way that PenCott has been redefining the state-of-the-art in commercially available camouflage patterns.

Quiet Loop has a noise signature reduction of approximately 50% over regular hook-and-loop fastener material and has been in use on the US SOCOM PCU Level 9 uniform for the better part of two years.  Quiet Loop meets the physical performance requirements of A-A-55126B Class 4, is manufactured in the USA and meets the requirements of the Berry Amendment.


PenCott-printed Quiet Loop is available in the following widths:

  • 5/8″
  • 3/4″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″
  • 2″
  • 3″
  • 4″

Samples available in 1”, 2” and 4” widths.

Contact Brittany Haxton at Propel for samples and/or ordering information.


“GreenZone” IRR patches from COMBAT-ID

COMBAT-ID is the brain-child of Remik Matuszewski from Lodz, Poland – described on his Facebook page as a “one man army of ideas, stuff and technology” – and turns out unique, custom team, call sign, morale, flag and special patches.

One of the defining characteristics of his work is the use of IR reflective and glow-in-the-dark materials.  He’s also a fan of PenCott.  So recently he combined these two interests to produce the team patch for Polish paintball team “Stronghold Group”, and also IRR Canadian and UK flag patches.

“Stronghold Group” team patches.

Subdued IRR Canadian flag patch – – IRR on one side, glow-in-dark on the other. Top photo taken without flash, bottom photo with flash.

Subdued UK flag patch – IRR on one side, glow-in-dark on the other.

Velcro is sewn on around the edges of the patches on both sides so a camouflage patch cover can be fitted if desired.

You can see more of COMBAT-ID’s work on their Facebook page.