Impact Protective Equipment, the New Jersey-based shoulder pad maker, has signed an exclusive agreement with Baltimore-based Under Armour to make football shoulder pads with the company's ArmourGrip performance fabric.

"We are extremely excited to bring Under Armour's expertise in performance fabric into our line of football shoulder pads," said Mark D Monica, president and CEO of Impact Protective Equipment.

"The new ArmourGrip fabric greatly enhances our shoulder pads, which in turn, will ultimately enhance player performance and safety."

The new shoulder pad was tested on two teams in the NFL during the 2006 season and is now available to the public on Impact's website.