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    Product Focus: Respiratory protection

    March 1, 2011

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      Related content: Trends in respiratory protection

       Respirator system

    Versaflo Respirator Systems are designed to protect users in a wide range of industries, including health care and manufacturing. Each system has three easy-to-select modules – headgear, breathing tubes and air sources – that can be combined into dozens of system configurations, allowing users to experience maximum flexibility from one environment or application to the next.


     Respirator storage case

    This self-contained breathing apparatus storage wall case is constructed of molded plastic from a chemical-resistant ABS structural foam. A bulb rubber gasket provides a virtual air-tight seal, while a quarter-turn handle allows for quick and easy access to contents. High-visibility black graphics on a choice of listed colors make it easy to see.

    Encon Safety Products

     Full facemask

    The X-plore 5500 full facemask has three sealing edges that ensure a secure fit for almost all face shapes. The comfortable five-point harness prevents the development of pressure points and allows the mask to seal evenly around the face. Additionally, the swept-back positioning of the twin filters and wide panoramic lens offer an almost natural field of vision.

    Draeger Safety Inc.

     Powered air purifying respirator

    The Arc Armor Powered Air Purifying Respirator helps increase operator comfort and reduce fatigue with its 3.25-pound design, exclusive belt/shoulder strap system, and adjustable dual fan speeds. The respirator comes with an Elite Series auto-darkening helmet and is certified by NIOSH, 42 CFR Part 84. It includes a spark guard, tool bag, battery charger and more.

    Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
       Particulate respirator 

    PeakFit is an N95 particulate respirator engineered for user comfort and safety. Its large, contoured shape helps make breathing easier and the molded nose bridge fits most faces, with no metal nosepiece to pinch. The bridge’s internal cushion is made with soft, closed-cell foam for a snug fit. The latex-free cloth head strap is cooler and more comfortable than rubber alternatives.

    Gateway Safety Inc.

    Self-contained breathing apparatus

    This NIOSH-approved ACSi self-contained breathing apparatus is designed for comfort, reliability and flexibility. Its molded backplate and padded harness contribute to greater user comfort and reduced user burden and fatigue. Approved for use in non-fire-related environments, it features a quarter-turn, two-stage pneumatic system.

    Scott Health & Safety 

     Half-mask respirator 

    The Advantage 420 Respirator allows users to quickly adjust the mask according to individual needs. The face-seal design adapts precisely to different head sizes and facial contours. The patent-pending yoke and harness design enables a quick and easy switch between lock-down and drop-down harness options. The textured sealing surface reduces facepiece slippage when working in hot, humid conditions.


     Dual-valve particulate respirator

    The Jackson Safety Brand R10 Particulate Respirator with Dual Valves provides comfort and compliance. The dual-valve design directs exhaled air down and away from the face to reduce eyewear fogging. Adjustable “comfort straps” hold the mask in place for a secure, custom fit.

    Kimberly-Clark Professional

     Reusable respirator

    The 9000 full-face respirator is lightweight and requires minimal maintenance. Its exclusive over-molded lens design eliminates heavy clamping to create a greater field of vision. The stand-away head harness makes putting on and taking off quick and easy, and the lens is coated for scratch resistance. The respirator is completely free of metal parts.

    Moldex-Metric Inc.


    The Survivair Opti-Fit convertible, full-facepiece respirator is lightweight and constructed to reduce head and neck stress. All straps are attached to the rim of the facepiece rather than the silicone skirt to reduce pressure points and distortion of the sealing surface when tightened. A molded-in speaking diaphragm provides improved audio transmission for communication. It is available in three sizes to fit almost any face shape.

    Sperian Protection

    Powered air purifying respirator

    The Primair FM Series powered air purifying respirator offers ultimate protection in tough environments with an assigned protection factor of 1000. It is available with or without a hard hat, including the Fiber-Metal P2N style for high heat. All configurations can be used with Fibre-Metal welding helmets and faceshields.

    North by Honeywell

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