ONESuit® family of single-skin hazmat suits is certified to stringent NFPA 1991 standard
Published on 23 April 2009
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics announces that its entire ONESuit® line of chemical protective single-skin hazmat suits is fully certified to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 1991 standard.
NFPA certification is the gold standard in fire and hazmat safety and is often required for local, state or federal procurement of fire safety equipment.
The NFPA 1991 standard, entitled Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies, is the most stringent level of hazmat suit certification offered by the organization. To achieve this certification, products undergo rigorous testing to demonstrate that they can withstand the most dangerous chemical and biological agents. All ONESuit products met the tight specifications of NFPA 1991, including those for flame resistance and chemical exposure as well as ability to resist tears and seam bursts.
ONESuit product offerings meet NFPA 1991 requirements with a single-skin design, allowing for maneuverability and user comfort. Some hazmat suits certified to the NFPA 1991 standard only meet the requirements when heavy, aluminized overcovers are worn. ONESuit protective gear also offers flame-resistance and extended shelf life, and is compactable for convenient, space-saving storage.
"At Saint-Gobain, we take great pride in the technological innovation and material science behind our ONESuit products. We went the extra mile in obtaining NFPA 1991 certification across our entire product line so that there was no doubt about the performance of our hazmat suits," said Peter A. Kirk, II, product manager, Protective Systems, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. Our customers can rest assured that they are fully protected in even the most dangerous situations."
ONESuit® Pro, which is the industry's most affordable hazmat suit certified to the NFPA 1991 standard, is also certified to NFPA 1994, a less stringent yet commonly required standard for hazmat suits. Additional products in the ONESuit line include the ONESuit® Flash, which is also certified for flash fire protection, and the ONESuit® Gard, which provides maximum user comfort. All suits come equipped with Saint-Gobain's ONEGlove® Hazmat, a one-piece protective glove providing superior dexterity with unsurpassed protection against chemical and physical hazards.
The company is spotlighting its family of single-skin hazmat gear at FDIC, April 23-25, 2009 in Indianapolis, IN, Booth #3630.
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