June 11, 2012 Posted by Editor in blog

Saint-Gobain Announces Upcoming EN Certification for Hazmat Apparel

ONEGlove® is set to meet European Union standards for advanced protection

Kilrush, Ireland (gunsandtactics.com) – Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics announced today that the ONEGlove® protective glove will soon be certified to EN standards for use with Hazmat and CBRN protective ensembles. Under the certification standard EN 374, the ONEGlove® will be approved for use with all EN 943 certified suits and will also carry the CE mark. The ONEGlove® will be showcased at the Eurosatory International Exposition, June 11 – 15, in Paris, France (Hall 6 – Booth K 74).

The revolutionary ONEGlove® offers the widest range of protection against toxic industrial chemicals and warfare agents in an integrated, single-piece construction. Made from high-performance materials including unique PTFE fluoropolymer film as well as Kevlar® and Nomex® fabrics, ONEGlove® also provides superior puncture resistance and physical protection.

“When it comes to dangerous hazmat operations, the hands are one of the most vulnerable parts of the body,” explains Ian Hutcheson, Market Manager, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. “ONEGlove® offers the physical protection necessary to safeguard the hands of military personnel in threatening situations, so they can focus on getting the job done.”

At the show, Saint-Gobain is also exhibiting its line of ONESuit® hazmat suits designed to protect military personnel from chemical and biological agents, including the ONESuit® Pro CBRN and its new Level B hazmat suit, ONESuit® Shield. ONESuit® products are specified by government agencies, military divisions and fire departments worldwide for protection in emergencies involving hazardous materials and terrorist threats.

Along with chemical protective garments, Saint-Gobain will also highlight its proprietary Coretech® barrier membrane technology. Coretech®ShelterGuard is an easy-to-use alternative for chemical and biological protective shelters, tents for military expedition, medical treatment units, as well as collective protection installations. A single-skin CBRN shelter allows for easier erection and avoids the risk of the CBRN inner layer being omitted in operation when compared to a multilayer shelter. A light-weight, single-skin shelter also reduces the set-up and tear-down times and logistics, as well as making operational deployment much easier.

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.protectivesystems.saint-gobain.com or contact Ian Hutcheson at +353 1 8420 838 or protectivesystems@saint-gobain.com.

About Saint-Gobain Corporate

As a Paris-based multinational corporation with more than 350 years of engineered materials expertise, Saint-Gobain transforms raw materials into advanced products for use in our daily lives, as well as developing tomorrow’s new materials. Every day, Saint-Gobain products provide customers with the highest level of performance which is the result of creative ideas and innovative technologies.

Saint-Gobain Corporation is the 52nd largest industrial company in the world, with over $66 billion in sales and 205,000 employees. By partnering with us, our customers are reassured that they have a solid network of support and capabilities, spanning across 59 countries. For more information, visit our corporate site: www.saint-gobain.com