Merrimack, NH (November 24, 2009) – Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is pleased to announce that its ONESuit® Pro hazmat suit has earned the highest level of certification recognized within the EU and Asia.
The British Standards Institute has deemed the suit compliable with the recognized benchmark in fire and hazmat safety for 30 different member countries, EN 943-2 Type 1a standard.
Along with EN certification, ONESuit Pro is the only ensemble certified in the United States to both NFPA 1991 and NFPA 1994 standards.
“First responders across Europe can now rely on the same high-level chemical protection that their U.S. counterparts have trusted for years,” says Peter Kirk, product manager, Protective Systems, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.
European certification requires testing not only the fabric, but the entire ensemble to ensure it is an effective barrier against hazardous materials. Seam type, glove, boot, respirator interfaces and closure systems all undergo rigorous testing during the certification process.
Specifically, the EN 943-2 Type 1a standard covers protective clothing against liquid and gaseous chemicals, including liquid aerosols and solid particles, meeting performance requirements for “gas-tight” chemical protective suits for emergency teams.
EU-based haz-mat professionals will discover that user-comfort is not sacrificed as the lightweight design of ONESuit Pro allows for optimum maneuverability. For individuals who work in the most dangerous environments, ONESuit Pro offers international certified protection at an affordable price.
About Saint-Gobain Corporation
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Corporation, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org