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    Product Focus: High-visibility protection

    July 1, 2012

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    ​Related content: Trends in high-visibility protection

    Reflective material

    Scotchlite Reflective Material 8912 Silver Fabric bears the 3M logo on the front reflective side of the material where it can easily be seen – even on a completed garment. This fabric has wide-angle, retroflective lenses designed to meet the highest reflective performance levels, including the ANSI 107-2011 Level 2 standard. It can sustain durability for up to 60 washes.

    High-visibility vest

    The GlenGuard Hi-Vis Anti-Stat flame-resistant vest meets ANSI 107, ASTM 1506 and NFPA 70E standards. The engineered fabric of the vest helps prevent buildup of static electricity and keeps static from igniting ambient gases with low ignition or flash points. GlenGuard Anti-Stat is currently available in woven fabric.

    Glen Raven Inc.

    The Men’s Lightweight Cotton Coverall with Hi-Vis provides effective, odorless repellency and is EPA-registered to last through 70 washings. The coveralls repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges (no-see-ums). These coveralls are long-sleeved with adjustable snap sleeve cuffs, elastic waist inserts, three utility pockets and a hanger loop on the back of the neck.

    Insect Shield
    Two-tone mesh vest

    The X-Back breakaway two-tone mesh vest is ANSI/ISEA 107 Class 2 and CAN/CSA Z96-compliant and features breathable, breakaway polyester mesh with 2-inch, two-tone reflective tape for optimum visibility. The vest also has a hook-and-loop closure, as well as two external lower flap pockets. It is available in sizes M-5X.

    Protective Industrial Products Inc.   
    High-visibility glove

    The Chrome Series 4026 Cut 5 Impact Hi-Vis glove is made with SuperFabric brand material for the highest cut resistance available on the market. It exceeds ISEA Level 5, has back of the hand impact protection and features abrasion-resistant PVC dots for maximum grip in oily situations. This glove has reflective tape on the back of the hand.

    High-visibility vest

    The V-9A-OSK-SC-L is a breathable and ventilated modacrylic blended material vest that meets ANSI/ISEA 104-2004 Class 2 and ASTM 1506. It features an open-sided adjustable non-conductive closure, elongated arm openings to circulate air and increase range of movement, and a 14-inch molded zipper front closure. It has 2-inch FR silver reflective trim.

    Lakeland Industries Inc.
    ​High-visibility shirt

    The Power Dry FR Hi-Viz Shirt offers flame resistance combined with breathability and next-to-skin comfort that keeps skin dry. Designed to protect workers from fire and arc flash hazards in the fire service, utility and petrochemical industries, the Power Dry Hi-Viz Shirt is available in ANSI-certified yellow and also features 3M segmented silver reflective.

    DragonWear by True North
    Reflective vest

    The GloWear 8356FRHL Class 3 FR vest employs 3M Scotchlite 8935 FR reflective material for superior on-the-job visibility and ASTM F1506-certified modacrylic mesh fabric for the highest degree of FR protection. Traditional high-visibility modacrylic fabrics tend to be solid and heavy. This vest is both lightweight and breathable.


    The Safety SURVL Surveyor Vest has upper pockets that are divided into sections, allowing for easy storage and access to smaller items. It also features larger, undivided pockets for bigger items. The vest has 3-inch orange and silver reflective stripes with two outside chest pockets above the stripes, two outside lower pockets and two inside pockets. 

    MCR Safety
    High-visibility glove

    Zorb-IT HV is one of the newest members of the flat-dipped sponge nitrile Zorb-IT gloves. This glove is engineered to deliver a sure grip in oily, greasy conditions. Its sponge nitrile coating stands up to repeated washings without delaminating or shrinking. It is recommended for road construction, plant maintenance and dimly lit working conditions.

    Showa Best Glove Inc.


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