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US’ Shawmut launches small-size NIOSH-approved N95 respirator

25th Jan 2022

Shawmut has launched a small-size NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirator to help protect people with smaller faces. The US-made smaller Protex N95 Particulate Respirator Model SR9520S will be sold starting next week alongside its medium/large Model SR9520 on Shawmut’s website and other popular sites for personal protective equipment.

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Canada’s Vegeto launches milkweed insulation material for clothing

24th Jan 2022

Vegeto has announced the launch of a high-performance milkweed insulation material. The new innovative product represents a preferred, eco-friendly solution for the outdoor clothing and equipment market, notably jackets, handwear and sleeping bags. Vegeto is a Canadian leader in the sustainable production and processing of plant textile fibres.

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Topspin invests in New York’s sports solution firm Mission

19th Jan 2022

Topspin Consumer Partners, an operationally driven private equity firm focused on the consumer sector, has announced that it has made a growth investment in Mission, a pioneer in cooling solutions used in sports, outdoor and jobsite applications. Topspin is partnering in the deal with the founders of Mission, DCF Capital and Allstar Innovations.

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UK’s Bunzl acquires US’ protective clothing firm Tingley Rubber

13th Jan 2022

Bunzl plc, UK-based specialist international distribution and services Group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tingley Rubber Corporation, an American distributor of own brand PPE based in New Jersey, US in late December. The business is focused on protective footwear and apparel and has a strong product portfolio.

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Mechanix Wear & LineDrive to accelerate industrial sales in the US

10th Jan 2022

Mechanix Wear has named LineDrive as its national sales agency in the commercial industrial sector. The multi-year partnership with LineDrive will help accelerate hand protection and fire-resistant apparel solutions for distributors across the United States. Mechanix Wear is a leader in automotive, construction, industrial, and tactical hand protection.

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Sabic launches Saudi Arabia’s first N95 masks

3rd Jan 2022

Sabic’s journey toward localising the production of hygiene and personal protection equipment reached an important milestone when a local medical products company applied its polymer solutions to produce N95 masks in Saudi Arabia for the first time. A leading petrochemicals manufacturer, Sabic is a public company based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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MSA Safety named among America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022

30th Dec 2021

MSA Safety, the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products, has been named one of America's Most Responsible Companies 2022 by Newsweek. It is the first time MSA has been recognised on this list. The company’s products are used by workers in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, and military.

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Norway’s Hygienic Half Mask launches new FFP2-certified face mask

29th Dec 2021

Norway’s Hygienic Half Mask has launched a FFP2-certified face mask. Certified by the worldwide leader of testing, inspection, and certification, Applus+, the Hygienic Half Mask meets a filtration percentage of 98.37 percent. The mask comes as a better option to disposable face mask environmentally and financially as they are reusable and save money.

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Ostrich cells used in Japan to make mask that glows if COVID positive

20th Dec 2021

Using antibodies extracted from ostrich eggs, a team of scientists at Japan’s Kyoto Prefectural University has developed masks that glow when exposed to ultraviolet light if they contain coronavirus traces.The masks will offer users an easy way to test whether they have contracted the virus, the team, headed by university president Yasuhiro Tsukamoto,...

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