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Our Group inherits decades of safety expertise and innovation culture. The history has given us many occasions to pioneer in personal protective equipment. Our company has a track record for solutions and technologies which constitute a benchmark within the industry.
A few examples:
Creator of the portable emergency eyewash category in the US, we were the first to market an eyewash station with an integrated waste-water containment system, launched the first Sterile Sealed Fuild cartridges, and also the first portable eyewash station with an audible alarm.
In safety eyewear, we were the first to offer dual-coating technology to the industrial safety market, with Dura-stremeä technology, providing anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings on the same lens.
We were the first to launch two color earplugs, dual striped earplugs, triple striped earplugs, multi-color earplugs, air pocket earplugs and reusable foam earplug (washable).
We introduced banded earplugs with correct contoured design, allowing users to leave bands on a flat surface with no contact to earplugs. Now industry norm.
We launched VeriPRO™, the first field deployable earplug fit verification and personal attenuation system that works with any protector.
We introduced the first close-circuit breathing apparatus in France.
We were the first to market a high visibility single-use mask in Europe.
In the Americas, we were the first to utilize silicone as a facepiece skirt material for SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus), Air purifying respirators Half Mask, and Air purifying respirators Full facepiece. This feature gave users more comfortable facepiece when worn for extended time.
We were the first to offer an "Air Time Remaining" function for an SCBA to inform the user of the number of minutes of breathing time remaining, based on the user's own work rate.
We pioneered the first connecting device lanyard with a built-in shock absorber that smoothly expands to reduce fall arrest forces when activated (Miller Manyard© Shock-Absorbing Lanyard).
We launched the first full-body harness designed with specially formulated elastomer webbing that stretches, providing greater comfort, improved safety and increased productivity (Miller DuraFlex© Stretchable Harness).
We launched the Miller Revolution™ harness, a unique functional full-body harness with seven unique components and more than 11 key product features.
In protection against contamination, we introduced the first single-use ventilated and pressurized suit with integral internal ventilation (Mururoa V4). Today number 1 worldwide in the nuclear industry.
More recently, we designed the first reusable ventilated pressurized suit specifically created for use in biosafety class 4 laboratories. BSL4 reusable suit protects users against lethal viruses, providing integral internal ventilation and filtration. More than 80% of world’s P4 laboratories are equipped with this solution.
Sperian EarthSmart™ gloves are the first easily recyclable knitted gloves, made from recycled PET plastic bottles, with unique, environmental-friendly “dot” grip coating containing Epoxidized Soybean Oil, instead of harmful Phthalate Plastisol.
Our Sperian Temptation Elite range of women’s safety shoes is the first to use a Healthtech Bamboo fiber lining, an ultra resistant and absorbant lining with anti-odour and perspirant properties for user's maximum comfort and well-being.