Crotega is proud to have received an ASTORS Platinum Award from American Security Today. REPULS® has been awarded Best Less Lethal Tactical Equipment for 2020.

Repuls Chemical Irritant

Crotega is proud to have received the 2020 ASTORS Platinum Award from American Security Today. REPULS® has been awarded Best Less Lethal Tactical Equipment.

REPULS is becoming quickly regarded among security professionals for solving several obstacles inherent in the deployment of traditional pepper spray. It has the same irritant qualities, but is easy to mitigate, and offers no risk of blow-back or contamination to the arresting officer, their uniform, squad car, or booking facilities.

REPULS accomplishes all this thanks to its innovative water-based solution, which has an interesting genesis. It was invented by Oliver Nichols, a highly respected chemist, who was asked to create a solution that could be sprayed on alfalfa during harvesting that would deter the growth of mold on the bundles. It was years later while harvesting alfalfa on his own farm that Nichols learned of the unintended benefit of it being a world class irritant. Nichols knew Crotega founder Jody Allen Crowe and recalled a conversation in which Crowe was seeking a water-based solution to use as an irritant in his suppression tanks. The rest is history.

Crotega’s solutions have been widely praised by American Security Today for years, and the company is thrilled to accept this honor from such a respected industry group.