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Rubber Insulating Gloves

PIP Rubber Insulating Gloves WEBPIP’s NOVAX electrical safety products are an industry-leading brand that is trusted by some of the world’s largest utility and electrical contractors.

NOVAX rubber insulating gloves are manufactured using an environmentally friendly aqueous dip process, which results in much softer and more flexible gloves that allow for greater dexterity and reduced hand fatigue for users.

The gloves also are dielectrically tested for their insulating performance. Production batches are subject to ISO sampling for a variety of tests, which include physical and further electrical testing. A second round of testing is conducted at PIP’s Black Pearl Manufacturing facility prior to delivering NOVAX gloves to customers.

PIP’s versatile line of NOVAX rubber insulating gloves features more than 30 styles that come in a variety of lengths and cuff styles, with select electrical class distinctions that range from Class 00 to Class 4.

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Flame-Resistant Denim

Lapco Denim WEBLapco’s men’s flame-resistant flex denim is constructed from an 11-ounce cotton, modacrylic, elastane fabric blend that offers a triad of comfort, protection and mobility. Design details – like a low-rise, boot-cut leg opening and Nomex thread and zipper tape – make it great for on-the-job tasks, while its modern fit and indigo wash with two-toned top stitching translate easily into off-the-job looks.

To complement this style, Lapco is launching a new women’s comfort stretch denim leveraging the same performance fabric and materials. Functional by nature yet feminine by design, this five-pocket style is offered in a dark wash and – like its men’s equivalent – combines value and versatility while meeting the requirements for modern safety standards. Because we know how important fit is to our female end users, we are offering this style in both regular and plus sizes.

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Air Quality Logger

AEMC Air Quality Logger WEBAEMC Instruments’ Model 1510 tests indoor air quality. With the COVID-19 pandemic happening, this is an important time to monitor air quality in closed rooms through a CO2 measurement. The buildup of CO2 is an indicator of poor air circulation allowing aerosol concentrations, such as COVID-19, to remain in the room.

The Model 1510 portable indoor air quality logger is easy to use and can store over 1 million measurements. It can indicate air quality by monitoring CO2, humidity and temperature. This meter’s display backlighting changes from blue to red with an audible warning when high concentrations of CO2 are present. This is a warning that the premises should be vacated until the room has been properly ventilated.

The meter can be connected to a PC via USB or wirelessly by Bluetooth. Software can be used to program recordings, save the measured values in graphic or table form, export them to Excel and create reports. An Android app is available to display data on mobile devices in real time.

The Model 1510 is equipped with a magnet, allowing it to be attached to any metal surface. Optional accessories include a lockable wall holster, which provides theft protection, and a tabletop stand for easy transportation to different locations.

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Debut FR/AR Fabric Collection

Westex Polartec FR Collection WEBTwo Milliken & Co. textile businesses – Westex and Polartec – have announced a new collection of flame-resistant, arc-rated knit fabric. Known as the Polartec FR Collection, it introduces three unique Polartec fabric constructions engineered with Westex FR/AR fabric technology that provides trusted thermal hazard protection. The products span shirting, insulation and weather-resistant fabrics that meet or exceed worldwide protection standards for even the most demanding industries, including oil and gas, electrical and construction.

The Polartec FR Collection knits patented tri-blend yarn into flame-resistant, temperature-regulating fabrics, meaning that dual-hazard thermal protection is engineered directly into the fiber and is guaranteed for the life of the garment. The collection comprises three individual lines: Polartec Power Dry FR, which offers superior next-to-skin moisture management; Polartec Power Grid FR, which provides superior warmth without weight; and Polartec Wind Pro FR, which is four times more wind resistant than classic fleece.

For more than 60 years, Westex has been a leader in creating fabrics that offer superior dual-hazard protection for a wide range of applications. Polartec, acquired by Milliken & Co. in 2019, is a frontrunner in premium and sustainable performance textiles for the apparel market.

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Anti-Fog Gel for Eyewear

Blisma Gel WEBBlisma has released StopFog into the U.S. market, and it could not come at a better time. StopFog is an anti-fog gel in a tube that comes with a built-in applicator brush and supplied microfiber cloth. This easy-to-apply product is simply dabbed on and buffed off, providing 24-hour clarity on any fogged-up eyewear.

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Leather Protector Gloves

Power Gripz Gloves WEBThe Power Gripz, designed by linemen for linemen, began as a solution to the many challenges faced by these end users on the job every day. We now offer no-melt, no-drip, no-ignition high- and low-voltage protectors plus a full line of work gloves for any job.

Grade A cow or goat high- and low-voltage leather protectors are available in standard, bell and contour cuff as well as a cut-resistant option. Proprietary grip pads provide unparalleled grip without compromising hand dexterity, performance or safety in all weather conditions. If you are more of a traditionalist, be sure to check out The Power Gripz Bare Series leather protectors.

The Power Gripz also offers a full line of durable work gloves, including leather, mechanic-style, impact- and cut-resistant, water-resistant and flame-resistant.

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Defender Masks

CarbonX Masks WEBYour PPE is flame-resistant. What about your face covering? 
 
Most face masks used in industrial workplaces are designed to either provide heat and flame protection or reduce the spread of COVID-19. CarbonX Defender Masks protect against exposure to thermal hazards and COVID-19 like no other face mask on the market. 
 
The Defender Masks are constructed with the highest-performing and most comfortable CarbonX fabric blends. Like all CarbonX products, they are truly nonflammable and will not burn, melt, drip, ignite, shrink or char when exposed to direct flame or high heat. With an outer shell of CarbonX fabric and an interior layer of nonwoven filtration media, the Defender Masks are highly protective as well as comfortable and reusable.  
 
These masks feature a moldable nose bar, soft-braided FR elastic that fits comfortably behind the head and neck, and fully adjustable FR straps. They can be customized with a company logo. Four different mask options are available. Contact Adam Mitchell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

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Helmet for Workers at Heights

Bullard Helmet WEBBullard, the inventor of the hard hat, has introduced the CEN10 Helmet designed for men and women working at heights in industries such as utilities, oil and gas, construction, telecommunications and transportation.

The Bullard CEN10 is a perfect mix of modern design and traditional toughness, featuring sleek, low-profile styles in vented and non-vented models; a self-adjusting FlexGlide suspension system; an impact-resistant shell; an inner foam comfort liner; and an integrated three-point chin strap. The CEN10 meets Bullard’s highest standards for industrial toughness, reliability and comfort.

Innovation is at the core of every Bullard product, and the CEN10 sets a new standard with its patented FlexGlide suspension system. FlexGlide lets wearers auto-adjust the fit of their CEN10 Helmet for all-day comfort. Bullard offers the only auto-adjusting suspension on the market, so even the smallest adjustments are possible for workers to achieve the perfect fit.

The CEN10 meets ANSI/ISEA Z89.1 Type I, Class E and G requirements. Vented models of the CEN10 meet ANSI/ISEA Z89.1 Type I, Class C requirements.

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Women's Workwear

ML Kishigo Womens Workwear WEBAs the workforce continues to evolve, women play an even more significant role than in the past. When we looked at the FR high-visibility market, we noticed women in large boxy designs, oversized neck drops/armholes and garments that were too long. In addition, improperly fitted garments can create secondary hazards. Therefore, we spent countless hours designing garments that fit women properly. We focused on ensuring that pockets are ergonomically positioned and waists are correctly cinched, creating the perfect fit and style that appeal to women.

The “1971 by Kishigo” Series FR Long Sleeve Women’s V-Neck T-Shirt (part number F615) is a long-sleeve T-shirt made from lightweight modacrylic blend FR interlock knit material and 2-inch-wide high-performance, breathable reflective material, which significantly reduces hot spots and provides greater flexibility over solid tapes. The F615 shirt also has a left chest pocket and an arc rating/ATPV of 10 cal/cm².

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New Work Boot Series

image Iron Age Footwear WEBIron Age Footwear is excited to announce its new Solidifier work boot series, complete with waterproof liners, 90-degree defined heels, goodyear welts, polyurethane tough-abrasive outsoles and awesome full-grain leathers.   
 
The Solidifier offers a durable and affordable alternative for those who like the look and feel of a wedge outsole while needing a defined heel and a tough-abrasive leather and outsole. This boot is perfect for masons, concrete workers, utility workers, and oil and gas workers.   
 
The boot comes in three versions: 6-inch, 8-inch and pull-on. All models come standard with Iron Age’s full-grain crazy horse leather, welted construction, Bootbed memory foam removable footbed and abrasion-resistant outsole. The 6-inch and 8-inch add a layer of weather protection with a Hydrotex waterproof liner. 

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Magnetic Sling Protectors

image DICA Sling Protectors WEBDICA has announced a brand name change of its acquired Linton Rigging Gear line of products to “LiftGuard Magnetic Sling Protectors.” LiftGuard joined the DICA family of engineered products following the company’s acquisition of Linton Rigging Gear earlier this year.

LiftGuard Sling Protectors prevent damage to slings caused by contact with abrasive edges, corners or protrusions from loads being lifted. They also keep the sling away from other significant contact points during lifting operations. Medium Duty, Heavy Duty and Coil Edge Protectors have magnets installed to make the placement of these edge protectors simple, safe and efficient. As a bonus, LiftGuard protectors weigh one-seventh the weight of steel. They are available with optional Velcro straps to ensure proper sling placement, allowing the protectors to stay attached to the slings when removing them from loads placed at higher elevations.

When using synthetic web slings, the capacity of Medium and Heavy Duty LiftGuard Edge Protectors is calculated at 12,500 psi/1 inch of sling width per protector. When using synthetic round slings, wire rope slings or chain slings, LiftGuard product capacities are 12,500 psi of compressive strength per protector.

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Technical Partner Program

image Petzl Technical Partner Program WEB 1Petzl’s Professional Division is pleased to announce an innovative new partnership program in the U.S. and Canadian markets. The Petzl Technical Partner (PTP) Program formalizes close-working relationships with experts in vertical environments that demonstrate a thorough understanding of their industry, contribute to the development of industry best practices, and integrate Petzl products and solutions into their teaching curriculum.

The PTP Program was launched in early 2020 with a vision of developing a comprehensive network of training companies to which Petzl may refer business. John Pieper, managing director of Petzl’s Professional Division, explained, “Petzl is focused on designing and manufacturing the most innovative and highest-quality personal protective equipment for working at height. We do not have the depth of in-field and daily-use expertise of the many training companies that use our products.” Petzl’s vision is to partner with the most respected training companies to support their educational efforts, and to deepen our understanding of these industries and their use of our PPE.

The following U.S. and Canadian training organizations have joined the PTP network for 2020: Roco Rescue; TEAM-1 Academy; RNR Rescue; Gravitec; Rigging for Rescue; Elevated Safety; MISTRAS/Ropeworks; and Nouvelle Hauteur. Petzl will develop custom support programs for each of these partners, relative to their business goals and unique industry demands, in order to provide them with access to Petzl’s full complement of sales, marketing and technical resources.

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Safety Helmet Visors

image Klein Safety Helmet Visors WEBKlein Tools has introduced two new additions to its line of personal protective equipment: tinted and clear safety helmet visors, designed to add eye protection to a Klein Tools’ safety helmet while still maintaining a low profile.

These visors feature superior impact protection; high-quality optical Class 1 lens, tinted or clear, tested for minimal distortion to ensure uncompromised vision across the entire surface; half-face, wraparound design; durable, effective anti-fog coating; scratch resistance; UV protection; and a lightweight design with vents.

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