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2013-04-29,
Mawashi participates in a workshop to better leverage military procurement

Montréal, Quebec, April 29, 2013 — The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today hosted a workshop in Montréal to engage Canadian industry representatives on the Harper Government’s commitment to better leverage military procurement to support jobs, and long-term economic growth and prosperity. Participants worked together to identify areas of Canadian competitiveness, as well as trends in global demand and supply in defence-related industries to better leverage military procurement... > Learn more

2013-04-24,
"From Prototype to Market": Mawashi exhibits at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario, April 24, 2013 – The Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) has partnered with the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) to announce the opening of an exhibit called "From Prototype to Market", which highlights the Harper Government’s continued support to innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit in Canada. Mawashi's innovations on display include the Advanced Personal Thermoregulation System and the Biomimicry-enhanced Kneepad inspired from the lobster tail... > Learn more

2013-03-15,
Harper Government invests in Canadian entrepreneurial business in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, March 15, 2013 – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, together with the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture), is pleased to announce the awarding of a $12,309 contract to Mawashi Protective Clothing Inc. under the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP). Mawashi’s innovation, the Active Microclimate Cooling System, consists of a wearable device that uses the body’s natural thermoregulation system to effectively expel sweat/heat in hot environments and promote dryness in cold environments, enhancing safety and user comfort while reducing the risk of hyperthermia and hypothermia... > Learn more

2012-02-03,
Mawashi is part of the pre-qualified Canadian innovators of the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP)

Ottawa, Ontario, February 3, 2012 – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, and Jacques Gourde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec, are pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has pre-qualified 36 innovations that it may buy and test as part of the second round of the Kickstart program, also known as the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP). Mawashi Protective Clothing Inc., from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, was selected for its Active Microclimate Cooling System... > Learn more

2010-06-24,
"Police suit up with Quebec technology"

Radio Interview on the show CBC Daybreak Montreal

Montreal, Quebec, June 24, 2010 – The G8 starts Friday in Huntsville, Ontario, followed by the G20 in Toronto on Saturday. Security is a high priority for the government at the summit. For help, officials are relying on Mawashi Protective Clothing Inc, a Quebec company based in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Police at the summit will wear suits made by Mawashi. The suits use something called "biomimicry" technology... > Learn more

2010-06-21,
"G8 | G20, Protective equipement for police officers, or the link between lobsters and sumos"

Article by Marc Tison published in La Presse Affaires

Montreal, Quebec, June 21, 2010 – The new R4-E protective equipment from the manufacturer Mawashi is used for crowd management and correctional services. In a few days, at the G8 summit in Muskoka and G20 at Toronto, several police officers will wear the R4-E, put in production during the winter. It is the first product to meet the new CSA Z617 standard, which redefined the impact attenuation criteria of blunt trauma personal protective equipment... > Learn more

2009-07-14,
Mawashi is awarded a contract to conduct a market study on cooling and heating systems for the dismounted soldier

Ottawa, Ontario, July 14, 2009 – Mawashi Protective Clothing Inc., from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, was awarded a contract by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to conduct a market study on cooling and heating systems for the dismounted soldier with a review of options. As part of this mandate directed to Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) - Valcartier, Mawashi analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of commercial and military off-the-shelf products and technologies, then presented the best options for the dismounted soldier. Suggestions were made ​​to develop an ideal and versatile concept, which would encompass the cooling and heating elements into one system, and address the problems of thermal detection... > Learn more

2003-10-01,
"The Less-Lethal Toolbox | Law enforcement officers test the products on the use-of-force continuum"

Article by Lindsey Bertomen published in Law Enforcement Technology

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, October 2003 – Today's law enforcement officers face an increasing number of unconventional scenarios. Police agencies have had to reassess their tactics to further their goal of subduing a subject without harming the individual. Less-lethal products bridge the gap between things that can kill and compliance through verbal commands. "Law Enforcement Technology" experts tested some less-lethal offerings to help agencies find the right mix of force options for their officers. The testing team reviewed the Tegman Mawashi Riot and Correctional Crowd Control Armor, constructed out of a combination of hard and soft material that is tear, flame, moisture, abrasion and fluid resistant... > Learn more