Dyneema fibres have been approved for use in gloves for the food processing industry. In the highly cut-resistant Tuffshield Evolution gloves from Perfect Fit, a brand of the Bacou-Dalloz group, the ultra strong fibre from DSM is used in a composite yarn which combines level five cut resistance with anti-bacterial performance.
The SMF-30A SmartFit earplug utilises 'conforming material' technology that enables the plug to adapt to the contours of the wearer's ear canal for greater comfort and longer wear time. As it warms up, it takes on the shape of the surrounding ear canal.
The Virogard protective mask is manufactured from high-quality, non-woven 40 g/m2 material, contoured for an ergonomic and comfortable fit to the face. The masks have been designed to provide a high degree of protection for the wearer from airborne bacteria and viruses, with dual antimicrobial and water-repellent fabric layers.
The Jeminex Group, an Australian provider of industrial components to the resources sector, has recently acquired workwear clothing supply business Worksense for an undisclosed sum.
Sidewinder is a lightweight safety spectacle that is now available in an amber lens for use in low light conditions, adding to the range available in clear and smoke lens. All lenses feature 'ALS' anti-fog/anti-scratch coating on both sides of the lens.
A soft drink bottling warehouse in Melbourne recently had a serious safety issue with one of its forklift drivers who frequently crashed into the corners of pallets while operating his forklift
3M has announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aearo Technologies for a price of $1.2 billion.
Moldex has remodelled its Rockets brand re-usable earplugs, which now receive a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 27. The higher NRR is the result of reformulating the materials with a new sound-dampening additive.The earplugs come with an easy-grip handle which allows for easy insertion, while the air bubble in the tip provides cushioned comfort. The following Rocket part numbers now have a NRR 27: 6400, 6404, 6405, 6415, 6420, 6480 and 6485.
Safety eyewear is an essential part of PPE for many industries, protecting workers eyes from eye trauma. But just issuing workers with safety glasses and instructing them to wear them isn't enough in itself to ensure adequate protection is provided