Mace® is a highly recognized brand name of Pepper Sprays. Mace® brand pepper sprays are a careful blend of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC Pepper) in a non-flammable vehicle. Mace® manufactures several different formulas—such as traditional tear gas sprays, blended sprays and OC pepper sprays—in a variety of models and spray patterns. Mace pepper sprays are formulated to be an effective, less-than-lethal means of self defense. OC PEPPER: Oleoresin Capsicum is a naturally occurring substance derived from hot peppers. OC Pepper is an irritant and an INFLAMMATORY agent, its inflammatory effects makes all the difference if you are being attacked. With OC Pepper two things occurred immediately. 1) The attacker's eyes bind close entirely, if the assailant do manage to force open its eyes, still can’t see because the OC dilates the capillaries and cornea taking away vision, causes temporary blindness. 2) An immediate upper body spasms which force a person to bend forward and uncontrollable coughing making it difficult to breathe or speak because the OC causes instant inflammation of the breathing tissues. Other symptoms are intense burning sensation of the skin, runny nose or nasal congestion, ocular and facial stinging pain
TEAR GAS: Tear Gas is a lachrymatory agent, or lachrymator, which stimulates the corneal nerves in the eyes thereby causing profuse tearing and pain, an intense burning sensation to the skin and shortness of breath. Common lachrymators include CN tear gas (omega-chloroacetophenone) and CS tear gas (ortho-chlorobenzalmalononitrile).
UV DYE: As an added defense, many of our formulations contain an ultraviolet dye. The dye will invisibly mark an assailant which may aid in identification.
BLENDED SPRAYS: Mace® Triple Action formula combines OC Pepper, CN tear gas and UV dye. The advantage of this formula is that it that you don’t have to hit the attacker in the face; even if you hit them in the chest the tear gas will affect your attacker.
ANIMAL SPRAYS: Mace also manufactures products for use as deterrents against dogs and bears. Our Muzzle® Canine Pepper Spray and Bear Pepper Mace® are EPA registered products and effective, humane, non-lethal canine and bear deterrents.
What are the different spray patterns?
GEL: Pepper Gel® is a patent pending formula, in which the OC pepper is suspended in a sticky gel. The gel formula offers several advantages: it sprays farther and will stick to a person’s face on contact. It is also less contaminating to the surrounding area than other sprays, making it ideal for indoor use or for use in windy conditions. A unit sprays a distance up to 18 feet.
STREAM: The ballistic stream pattern is the most common in defense sprays and is available in the widest variety of models. Stream units deliver a blast of active agent in a targeted liquid stream. A unit sprays a targeted stream of 8 to 12 feet.
FOGGER: Foggers spray in a cone-shaped pattern to quickly blanket a large area. A unit will reach up to 8 feet.
FOAM: The thick foam formula discharges in a blast to cover an attacker’s face forcing the eyes to slam shut making it difficult to see. A unit will spray a distance of 8 to 10 feet.