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One Tough Case to Crack. UK International's LoadoutCase Gets Lighter and Tougher

UK International, known to many as Underwater Kinetics, has introduced a new line of 12 extra large injection molded cases under the brand name LoadoutCase™. The design is based on a new proprietary polypropylene resin blend, UKtekmat 2.0™, which brings up to a 20 percent reduction in weight from the previous line and a significant increase in impact resistance over its competitors. As one of the original injection molded case makers, UK plans to extend its distribution into larger OEM, military and consumer markets with these incredibly rugged water and dust resistant cases. The LoadoutCases are part of a larger investment program to re-engineer and redesign UK’s entire line of case. 
The LoadoutCase redesign started with customer requests for an overall weight reduction in the cases.  After working with resin makers and meticulously evaluating materials, UK created UKtekmat 2.0, a blend of polypropylene resin which is up to 20 percent lighter in weight than the ABS based resin used in UK’s TransitCases.  To guarantee an unmatched level of durability in the new cases, UK surveyed the material strength sold by the competition. The UKtekmat 2.0 resin was formulated to have a higher Izod impact strength than any of the case samples tested.
“UK’s new LoadoutCases are durable, lightweight, and attractive, making them the perfect choice for demanding professionals who want to protect their valuable equipment. They are, simply put, the best cases ever made,” said Walter Kaihatu, president of UK International.
With its rib reinforced walls, resistance to fine dust, waterproofing up to one meter, and new material design, the LoadoutCase provides maximum protection during travel and storage for:
  • Electronic equipment and cables
  • Professional photographic and lighting gear
  • Scientific and oceanographic instrumentation
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Emergency kits
  • Sales samples
  • Art objects
  • Forensic evidence collections
  • Weapons and ammunition
These new features of the LoadoutCase make it ideal for professionals in the dive, outdoor, photographic, industrial and utility, law enforcement, military, and medical industries.
Other noteworthy features include all stainless-steel twist-lock latches, hinge pins, and spring-loaded steel handles. A hollow core silicone rubber O-ring is used for the main seal against humidity, water and dust as well as corrosive gasses such as ozone and carbon monoxide.  Pressure equalization from barametric and temperature change is controlled by a screw down valve which does not allow mixing of potentially corrosive external gases while the case is sealed.   Loops are provided for padlocks or security seals.  Optional wheels and extendable handle are available. In addition, customers can also configure LoadoutCases with optimal pluck foam filling. LoadoutCases are available in black and can be ordered in custom colors. A minimum order is required for any custom colored case.
“Expensive equipment deserves state-of-the art protection.  UK’s LoadoutCases will provide users with the peace of mind they desire when transporting delicate instrumentation,” added Mr. Kaihatu. UK’s LoadoutCases are RoHS compliant for use in OEM electronic products shipped into the European Union.
The LoadoutCases can be purchased through authorized UK International dealers. For more information contact UK International directly for the nearest sales representative at 800-852-7483 or

Posted on August 10th, 2006

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