Saint-Gobain to exhibit ONESuit® Shield Level B Splash Suit at the A+A international trade show
Published on 3 August 2011
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, the leading supplier of chemical-protective hazmat equipment for emergency response, chemical, military and industrial applications, has announced that it will display for the first time in Europe the ONESuit® Shield Level B Splash Suit at the A+A international trade show, Düsseldorf, 18-21 October 2011. This will be showcased alongside the ONESuit® Pro hazmat suit product line.
Ideal for law enforcement and fire and rescue organisations, the ONESuit® Shield features an open face design and is made from a flexible fabric construction that is lightweight and extremely robust. It is also certified to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1994 and NFPA 1992 standards and is currently being evaluated for EN certification. By adding ONESuit® Shield to its portfolio of single-skin protective garments, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics offers emergency responders a full portfolio of both Level A and Level B suits to ensure maximum protection against chemical and biological agents.
The ONESuit® Shield is engineered to meet the needs of hazmat professionals seeking the highest levels of protection combined with exceptional comfort and enhanced mobility for performing in hazardous and uncertain situations. The unique face mask interface and seamless engineering of the suit provides an air- tight configuration for maximum protection during CBRN or splash exposure and the suit can be used with other protective clothing solutions such as the ONEGlove®, Hazmat, a chemical-protective glove which protects the hands against extreme cuts and punctures.
The ONESuit® Pro product line including Industrial, Emergency Team (ET) and CBRN versions from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, will also be on display at the show. These suits offer maximum protection against the permeation of chemical and biological substances in both liquid and vapour form and provide superior flame abrasion resistance using the Coretech™ barrier membrane technology. Developed through Saint-Gobain’s expertise in fluoropolymer (PTFE) films and fabrics, the Coretech™ technology is a range of new customised composite membranes to meet the toughest barrier requirements. The single-skin used for the ONESuit® Pro enhances manoeuverability and user comfort, whilst the bright orange colour increases visibility of the user in hazardous situations as they can easily be seen. The ONESuit® Pro product line is certified to EN943-2, NFPA1991 and NFPA 1994 standards.
Both the ONESuit® Shield and ONESuit® Pro suits have a ten-year shelf life to improve longer-term cost efficiency and ensure maximum protection for fire, chemical, military and industrial organisations.
“Hazmat and emergency response teams are always paramount in ensuring safe interventions during hazardous situations – and prior planning and prevention is key,” said Ian Hutcheson, Market Manager, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. “As the complexities of chemical threats and incidents continue to increase, the protective capabilities of PPE need to be constantly developed to align with the industries toughest requirements while ensuring maximum user comfort and mobility.”
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