MSA Safety acquires U.K. firefighter turnout gear manufacturer Bristol Uniforms

Acquisition strengthens MSA’s position as a global market leader in fire service personal protective equipment (PPE) products, which include breathing apparatus, firefighter helmets, thermal imaging cameras and firefighter protective apparel Transaction is valued at approximately $60 million, or about 1.5…

Nomex® 50th Anniversary – A Reason to Celebrate

Nomex® was a result of fundamental research and development (R&D) in the 1960s conducted by DuPont scientists Paul Morgan and Stephanie Kwolek. In 1967, these brand fibres were commercialised and have been used across a diverse range of applications. Today,…

Bristol Uniforms Expands UK Operations

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design and manufacture of firefighter PPE, has taken on additional premises to create a Central Cutting Unit and is recruiting extra staff as part of a significant business expansion. The company was recently…

Ballyclare Displays Wide Product Offering at A+A Exhibition

Europe’s leading trade exhibition covering safety, security and health at work gave specialist workwear manufacturer Ballyclare an excellent opportunity to highlight the breadth of its offering to these different sectors. The A + A event took place from 17 to…

HAIX launch exclusive fire boot range to the UK market at ESS 2017

HAIX confirms its global reputation of producing high specification safety footwear by showcasing new additions to its fire boot range for the first time in the UK at the Emergency Services Show, 20th -21st September 2017 (stand L77). The new…

Globe Launches Turnout Gear Like Nothing You’ve Ever Experienced at FDIC International 2017

Globe Manufacturing Company launches ATHLETIX™, turnout gear like nothing you’ve ever experienced. New material technology enables the all-new athletic design with stretch fabrics that allow closer, body-contoured fit to provide unprecedented range of motion with less bulk, more flexibility, and…

How the development of body armor has helped firefighters

The nature of protective clothing means that there are naturally similarities between different products. For example, there are a number of similarities between bullet proof and stab proof vests, including materials and design. This may seem obvious, but even Turnout…

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