Saint Gobain ONESuit Shield Debuts in Europe

A range of certified NFPA- and EN- chemical- protective clothing will be displayed by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in Hall 07, Booth E17 

Rochdale, United Kingdom (August 3, 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 hazmat suit at the A+A international trade show, Düsseldorf, 18-21 October 2011.  This will be showcased alongside the gas-tight ONESuit® Pro hazmat suit.

Ideal for law enforcement and fire and rescue organisations, ONESuit® Shield features an open faced design and is made from a lightweight and extremely robust flexible fabric construction. It is also certified to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1994 Class 2 and NFPA 1992 standards and currently under evaluation for certification to the European EN standards. By adding ONESuit® Shield to its portfolio of protective garments, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics offers emergency responders a full portfolio of both Level A and Level B suits to ensure diverse protection against chemical and biological agents.
 
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 NFPA 1994 Class 2 certification resulted in a unique face mask interface which provides an air- tight configuration for maximum protection during CBRN or splash exposure. The suit can be used with other protective clothing solutions such as the ONEGlove® Hazmat, a high-performance chemical-protective glove which protects the hands against extreme cuts and punctures while providing exceptional dexterity.

The ONESuit® Pro products, 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 and abrasion resistance by using the innovative Coretech™ barrier membrane technology. Developed through Saint-Gobain’s expertise in fluoropolymer (PTFE) films, Coretech™ technology enables engineered fabrics designed through a combination of chemical protection and physical properties. The single-skin used for the ONESuit® Pro enhances maneuverability and user comfort, while the bright orange color allows users in hazardous situations to easily be seen through increased visibility. ONESuit® Pro is certified to EN943-2, NFPA1991 and NFPA 1994 Class 2 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 organizations.
“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.”
 
 
About Saint-Gobain Corporation

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the top 100 industrial companies. Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics manufactures the ONESuit® line of chemical protective “hazmat” products and other high performance protective equipments such as gloves and chemical protective shelters. 

For more information visit www.onesuittec.com or contact Ian Hutcheson at +353 1 8420 838 or protectivesystems@saint-gobain.com.

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Saint-Gobain ONESuit Announces New Partnership

Demand for Single-Skin Chemical-Protective Suits Drives Partnership in Australia
Saint-Gobain appoints Australian distributor for ONESuit

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Merrimack, NH – April 8, 2011 Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics announces their partnership with Elliott Australia for the exclusive distribution of Saint-Gobain’s line of ONESuit® chemical protective suits throughout Australia and New Zealand.

As part of the Protective Systems group of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, the ONESuit line of chemical protective suits draws on an extensive history in materials technology and chemical/biological (C/B) protection to design suits that are engineered for safety and increased mobility.

“The ONESuit brand has become well-known by first responders throughout the world for its level of protection and user comfort, says Anthony Elliott, Managing Director, Elliott Australia. “We have already experienced a tremendous amount of interest in these suits and look forward to fulfilling demands of first responders who are looking for increased mobility and uncompromised protection, while tackling dangerous chemical and biological threats.”

Peter Kirk, Market Manager, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics said Elliott was the logical partner for the ONESuit line in Australia.

“Partnering with Elliott was a natural choice for us,” said Kirk.  “They have decades of experience of meeting the needs of emergency responders who are looking for only top quality products and attentive service.” 

Each ONESuit garment features a single-skin design, engineered using Saint-Gobain’s proprietary high-performance Coretech™ Barrier Membrane to ensure flexibility and enhanced user-comfort.  The suits are certified to both EN and NFPA standards, ensuring international standards of protection.

For information on ONESuit’s line of protective garments, visit Elliott’s new website: www.elliottaustralia.com.

About Saint-Gobain Corporation
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world and a leading producer of construction products, flat glass, high-performance materials and packaging. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics produces the ONESuit line of chemical protective hazmat products. 

For more information visit www.onesuittec.com or contact Peter Kirk at (603) 424-9000 or protectivesystems@saint-gobain.com.