H.P. White Laboratory, an Intertek company, has made an announcement that after 83 years it ceases operations at March 31, 2020.
H.P. White has been one of the most renowed independent test laboratories worldwide and known especially for ballistic resistance testing including body armor, helmets, vehicle armor, structural armor, and more.
H.P. White was the first NIJ-approved test laboratory. Body armor manufacturers now need to certify their body armor at Chesapeake Defense Services, National Technical Systems – Wichita Division or Oregon Ballistic Laboratories.
However at the time of writing the National Institute of Justice’s Compliance Testing Program has been paused due to the Coronavirus pandemic.