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uvex stands for unparalleled innovation in the industrial health and safety sector. uvex will be presenting its uvex i-performance product range at the A+A 2013 trade fair this year, and in doing so will define just what modern industrial health and safety products can achieve.
Like all great ideas, the uvex i-performance product range is effective in its simplicity: protective equipment is a must when performing intensive physical work, but it can often prove to be an additional burden on the wearer.
A new dimension in protection
With the uvex i-performance range, uvex has significantly improved the performance of its personal protective equipment (PPE): the products deliver uvex’s typically high standard of protection whilst being optimised to ensure the equipment inhibits the wearer as little as possible and even supports certain movements. Ultimately, this reduces fatigue and allows wearers greater freedom of movement than other PPE.
Technology and comfort
uvex i-performance is not just a technical triumph. It is the next stage of the uvex 3D philosophy. The products are also completely adaptable, and the resultant added value for the wearer is clearer now than ever before.
The uvex i-performance range epitomises everything uvex and its products stand for: high levels of protection, the best standard of design, optimum quality, durability and, last but not least, a constant striving for improvement with clear, quantifiable added value for uvex customers. uvex i-performance products form a complete protection system from head to toe.
A new generation of products with many benefits
The development team in the safety eyewear segment is inspired by the ergonomics and comfort specifications of uvex i-performance to create optimum glare protection: With an anti- reflective coating on both sides, the uvex i-3 AR achieves a transmission factor of more than 96.5% and thereby effectively prevents distracting reflections which occur from brightly lit displays.
uvex RX goggle: the first wide-vision goggles with prescription lenses. In contrast to standard solutions with overspecs or prescription inserts, the transmission factor of these goggles is up to 18% higher so optical aberrations are avoided.
The ingenious 360° ventilation of the uvex silv-Air eco respirator prevents fogging of eyewear on exhalation. Ergonomic design has also made hearing protection even better: uvex xact-band effectively prevents noise exposure. Sound absorbers integrated in the headband noticeably reduce potential sound interference that may result from the headband coming into contact with clothing.
Protection and Comfort through high tech materials
uvex 1 safety footwear is the perfect combination of protection, comfort and design: the consistent lightweight construction principle relieves strain for the wearer.
The background: every gram less reduces the negative impact on the entire musculoskeletal system and fatigue. This effect is reinforced by energy absorption in the heel being twice that required by EN ISO 20345. uvex 1 safety footwear is a winning design and was presented with the Red Dot design award 2013.
With the uvex phynomic XG, the safety gloves product group has developed a glove that offers natural touch sensation and the best oil grip in its class. This model is particularly suitable for precision work when handling slightly oily objects. It is extremely durable due to its abrasion resistance, which is eight times higher than the norm.
uvex i-performance: redefining performance
Through a new combination of materials, the weight of the uvex textreme performance multifunctional protective jacket is 30% lower than that of comparable products in this protection class.An ergonomic design ensures maximum freedom of movement. At the same time, the breathable material improves wearer comfort.
Additional innovations round off the uvex i-performance product range: uvex pheos antistatic is the first antistatic industrial safety helmet that is suitable for use in all danger zones whilst also providing optimal comfort.
The future starts now
Following an intensive development and testing phase, uvex i-performance products are being launched on the market to coincide with the A+A 2013. This range exemplifies what industrial safety products can achieve by pushing the boundaries of technical capabilities and putting the sole focus on making them work for the user. This is the start of protecting people in a new dimension.