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: