PFD Manufacturers

* Indicates PFDMA Member      

Note:  Components make up a PFD, and comprise everything in a lifejacket such as buckles, zippers, threads, fabric, foam, etc.

The companies listed in red have links directly to their website.

Aqua Force


Astral Buoyancy Company

Bernhardt Apparatebau GmbH   Company  (component manufacturer)

Baby Boating Floating Safety Seat

Billy Pugh Company

Blank Textiles, Inc. (component manufacturer)

* Body Glove Wetsuit

Brownies Third Lung/Trebor Industries, Inc. (component manufacturer)

Bruce Brown   Associates

Canadian Recreation Products

Champion Dyeing & Finishing Company (component manufacturer)

CM Hammar (component manufacturer)

Consoltex, Inc. (component manufacturer)

Datrex Life Saving Technologies

Duro Textiles, LLC (component manufacturer)

Eastern Aero Marine (component manufacturer)

* Extrasport

* Float-Tech, Inc.

Force 6 

* Gill North America, Ltd.

Glen Raven Technical Fabrics (component manufacturer)

* Halkey-Roberts (component manufacturer)


*Helly Hansen Canada

High Output Sports

Highland Industries, Inc. (component manufacturer)

Hoover Industries, Inc. (component manufacturer)

IDEAL Fastener Corporation (component manufacturer)

* Inter-Pac, Inc. (component manufacturer)

* iSi (component manufacturer)

* iSi North America, Inc. (component manufacturer)

* ITW Nexus (component manufacturer)


Johnson Outdoors, Inc.

Kent Sporting Goods company

* Kokatat, Inc.

MMG Sports

Lotus Designs, Inc.

Leland Limited, Inc. (component manufacturer)

*Marlin Australia Pty, Ltd.

Mica Sport Canada

*MTI Adventurewear

Mountain Equipment Co-op

*Mustang Survival Corporation

North National Outdoor Group

* Opa Cove, LLC

*Red House (H.K.) Co. Ltd.

Revere Supply company, Inc.


* Safegard Corporation

*Sagittarius Sporting Goods Company Limited


Sealed Air Corporation (component manufacturer)


* Sport Dimension

* Sportstuff, Inc.

* Stearns, Inc.

Stohlquist Water Ware

Sunbrite Dye company, Inc.

* Takashina Life Preservers

* Taylortec, Inc.

* The Coleman company

* Viking Life Saving Equipment


YKK (USA) Inc. (component manufacturer)