Honeywell Safety Products Launches Revolutionary Uvex Turboshield™ Face Protection System
Based on Rigorous Customer Research, the Uvex Turboshield System’s Unique and Patented Features Are Changing the Face of Safety
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — June 3, 2013 — Today, Honeywell Safety Products launched Uvex Turboshield, a revolutionary new face protection system whose unique, patented and patent-pending features are based on rigorous customer research. The Uvex Turboshield face protection system delivers superior comfort for longer wear, the easiest visor exchange available, improved protection and optimal balance when worn with a hard hat. The face protection system includes headgear, a hard hat adaptor and replacement visors all sold separately for maximum versatility. The Uvex Turboshield platform is the perfect solution for workers in nearly every industry who are exposed to falling or flying objects, impact, splash and airborne debris. The Uvex Turboshield system embodies Honeywell’s commitment to listening to customers, applying world-class technology and innovation, and designing products that change the face of safety.
“We set out to create a face shield that provides today’s workforce with the protection, comfort and ease-of-use they need and deserve,” said Kevin Beckerdite, Uvex® face shields product manager for Honeywell Safety Products. “After visiting customers around the world and listening to the challenges facing workers and safety managers, we designed a product that addresses all of their priorities in one truly revolutionary face protection system.”
The Uvex Turboshield headgear delivers superior comfort through a patented, flexible suspension cradle that provides 300% more contact area than traditional suspensions and eliminates pressure points for all-day wear. A patent-pending, secure, push-button release system enables extremely easy visor exchange in seconds. Large, ergonomic adjustment knobs allow end-users to achieve a personalized, comfortable fit – even while wearing protective gloves.
The Uvex Turboshield hard hat adapter’s patented dual-hinge system enables the visor to slide back seven inches for improved balance and weight distribution while increasing overhead clearance by up to four inches. The design also keeps accessory slots open for compatibility with additional personal protective equipment. A unique, integrated brim guard ensures a gap-free fit and added protection from overhead debris. The hard hat adapter is compatible with caps from Fibre-Metal®, North® and most other leading brands.
The unique, Uvex Turboshield toric-shaped visor provides excellent optics, increased field of view and 50% more chin coverage than traditional cylindrical visors, without the need for bulky accessories. Replacement visors are available in Clear, Gray, UV/IR Shade 3.0 and UV/IR Shade 5.0. The renowned, Uvex dual anti-scratch/anti-fog lens coating is optional on the Clear and Gray visors for extended life and reduced fogging. The Uvex Turboshield system is certified to the requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2010 and CSA Z94.3 standards.
The Uvex Turboshield face protection system is available now through major safety equipment distributors throughout the Americas. Contact the Honeywell Safety Products customer care department at 800-430-5490 for more information about Uvex Turboshield and where it may be purchased. Uvex brand face protection is offered for sale by Honeywell Safety Products exclusively in the Americas. More information about the Uvex Turboshield face protection is available at www.uvex.us/turboshield.
Uvex is the world’s top-selling protective eyewear brand. Through high-performing products, Uvex is the brand that inspires people to heighten awareness, increase productivity and foster a culture of safety in the workplace. For more than 60 years, Uvex has delivered the most advanced coatings, styles and materials to protect workers in every industry. Its commitment to rigorous testing and extensive research and development ensures that every Uvex style meets or exceeds industry safety standards while delivering unparalleled comfort. For more information please visit http://www.uvex.us or become a fan of Uvex at www.facebook.com/UvexByHoneywell.
About Honeywell Safety Products
Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment. Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
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