Injection Molded Case has durable, lighter-weight design.

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Comprised of 12 models, impact-resistant LoadoutCase(TM) series is based on UKtekmat 2.0(TM) polypropylene resin blend and protects OEM, military, and consumer products during travel and storage. Hollow core silicone rubber O-ring is used for main seal against humidity, water, and dust as well as corrosive gases, while pressure equalization is controlled by screw down valve. Waterproof up to 1 m, unit features rib-reinforced walls and stainless steel twist-lock latches.



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UK International's LoadoutCase Gets Lighter and Tougher



One Tough Case to Crack

Poway, California - August 11, 2006 - UK International, known to many as Underwater Kinetics, has introduced a new line of 12 extra large injection molded cases under the brand name LoadoutCaseTM. The design is based on a new proprietary polypropylene resin blend, UKtekmat 2.0TM, which reduces the weight by up to 20 percent from the previous line and offers 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 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 th e 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 barometric and temperature change is controlled by a screw down valve that 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 visit the UK International website at www.ukinternational.com, or contact UK International directly for the nearest sales representative at 800-852-7483 or info@ukinternational.com.

About UK International
UK International designs and manufactures flashlights, waterproof cases, and other accessories for the utility, industrial, fire, first response, government, and dive and sport industries' most demanding applications. UK International is located in Poway, CA and has more than 30 years of experience in the development of these products. For more information, visit the UK International website at www.ukinternational.com.

For more information contact:
Michele Moninger
Mambo Communications
858-450-9872
michele@mambocomm.com

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