2013 R&D 100 Winner
Increasingly, military and security operations occur at night. Darkness offers protection, but the existence of thermal optics means the need to guard against more than just visual detection. Many concealment solutions in use now offer only partial coverage of the infrared spectrum. Conceal Camouflage Technology from Milliken & Co. and SSZ Camouflage Technology AG offers coverage across a broad thermal range, from 2,500 to 12,000 nm: the visible, near- and shortwave-infrared regions. It operates by reducing the thermal signature of a person or object so that they are virtually undetectable with thermal imaging devices. A series of variable emissivity coatings are applied to the fabric to reduce and disrupt this energy. Conceal can be integrated into standard breathable, flexible fabrics, allowing it to be part of the normal uniform.

Conceal camouflage technology

Milliken & Co.
SSZ Camouflage Technology AG

Development Team

The Conceal Camouflage Technology Development Team
Than Emery, Principal Developer, Milliken & Co.
Rene Schwartz, Principal Developer, SSZ Camouflage Technology AG