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.

Aegis Lifeshirt 

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)

* Cord Group Canada (research)

 * Custom Captains Inc ( 

Datrex Life Saving Technologies

Duro Textiles, LLC (component manufacturer)

Eastern Aero Marine (component manufacturer)

* EREZ USA (component manufacturer)


Float-Tech, Inc.

* FORCE Technology (approval laboratory)

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)

* H30 Water Sports 

IMANNA Laboratories (approval laboratory)

International Safety Products Limited

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

*Landfall Navigation (component manufacturer)

Lotus Designs, Inc.

Leland Limited, Inc. (component manufacturer)

Marlin Australia Pty, Ltd.

Mica Sport Canada

*MTI Adventurewear

Mountain Equipment Co-op

*Mustang Survival Corporation

* National Safe Boating Council (educator)

North National Outdoor Group

* Opa Cove, LLC

* Pregis, LLC (component manufacturer)

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

Revere Supply company, Inc.


*Sagittarius Sporting Goods Company Limited


Sealed Air Corporation (component manufacturer)


Sport Dimension

Sportstuff, Inc.

* Stearns, Inc.

Stohlquist Water Ware

Sunbrite Dye company, Inc.

* Survitec Group 

* Takashina Life Preservers

Taylortec, Inc.

* The Coleman company

Underwriters Laboratories (approval laboratory)

Viking Life Saving Equipment


Waterbrands LLC 

YKK (USA) Inc. (component manufacturer)

ZOTEFOAMS, Inc (component manufacturer)