Avon Protection launching comprehensive world class CBRN solutions at IDEX 2015

New turnkey CBRN Solutions from Avon Protection

IDEX 2015 Stand 04-C20

Avon Protection, the world leading respiratory protection provider, has developed a new range of comprehensive end-to-end CBRN solutions with its strategic partner, SecureBio Ltd.

Avon Protection, part of the Avon Rubber p.l.c. company, and SecureBio Ltd., a specialist CBRN consultancy, came together in 2014 to offer specialist CBRN consultancy and training services together with market leading respiratory protection products.

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, formerly COO of SecureBio ltd and with a military background spanning 23 years, moved to Avon as Managing Director CBRN to provide a new total service providing a world class, unparalleled, single point of contact service for all global CBRN requirements.

“I am honoured to join Avon, having worn and trusted Avon Protection respiratory products throughout my career in the British Army and subsequently in Syria and Iraq. Avon’s products are a cut above anything else currently offered on the market, providing ultimate protection, comfort and the flexibility required by users across all markets.” De Bretton-Gordon says.

New PPE kits

Avon will show their new PPE (Personal Protection Equipmet) kits at IDEX. Based around the tried and tested NH15 escape hood, these packs provide equipment for comprehensive personal protection and decontamination. With a range of options to procure the kits, including options to lease or hire, this new offering from Avon provides an all-inclusive solution.

‘’Avon is enhancing the world leading NH 15 with a range of ensembles offering respiratory protection, suits, gloves and personal decontamination solutions and biological and explosives detection.

suits and gloves and personal decontamination equipment – evidence shows that secondary decontamination is the biggest killer post a CBRN event and hence our individual packs cover all eventualities’’ says De Bretton-Gordon.

Unique Major Event Support Portfolio

Avon will be launching its new and unique support packages for major global events. This Major Event Support Portfolio gives comprehensive CBRN and HAZMAT support for political, cultural, religious and sporting events worldwide. Providing equipment and advice, this turnkey service supplies a range of options to procure Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), including options to lease or hire kit for a defined time period.

‘’This comprehensive service will give major event organisers a cost effective means of providing comprehensve CBRN & HAZMAT protection for their events, safeguarding the public and their employees in the current challenging environment of terrorist threats’’ De Bretton-Gordon remarks.

World class respirators

On display at IDEX will be Avon’s comprehensive range of world class respirators including the market leading and globally acclaimed FM50, with 3.2 million sold to the US military, the FM53 and ST53 masks, and the world’s most compact NIOSH certified escape hood - the NH15. The new revolutionary HMK150 Helmet Mask Kombination System, specifically designed for CBRN and Riot Control, will also be at the show.

“Avon Protection has a fast expanding global customer base within the military sector”, says Peter Slabbert, Avon’s Chief Executive. “We understand the importance of protecting personel in volatile situations and the FM50 is a strong match for the threats faced by the UAE Military. ”

Avon’s Middle East Regional Sales Manager, Steve Windley, adds ‘Avon’s comprehensive range of products provide world-leading protection for CBRN terrorist attacks. With terrorist threats increasing worldwide, countries around the world are buying our products to ensure the very best protection for their forces.”

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For further product information and all media enquiries contact: Jo Wotton  |  PR Manager     

T +44 (0) 1225 896 563    +44 (0) 7769 827891 jo.wotton@avon-protection.com

About Avon Protection:

The market leader in respiratory protection system technology, Avon Protection works closely with professionals to understand and meet their changing personal protection equipment needs. Avon Protection offers a wide selection of high-performance, timesaving respiratory protection equipment which employ the most advanced features in the industry. Avon has been supplying respirators to the UK Ministry of Defence and other NATO allies since the 1920’s. The company is the primary supplier of CBRN personal respiratory equipment to the United States Department of Defense, providing respiratory equipment to the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Special Operations Forces. Additionally, Avon Protection is the market leader among LE and SWAT users in the US. For more information about the company’s products visit: www.avon-protection.com.

FM50 Full Face Mask

The FM50 mask, developed by working with the US Delta Force, is part of the latest generation of Avon CBRN full face masks specifically designed to meet the latest NATO forces military mask requirements. Based on the world leading M50, it is the first mask to be used by all four US forces – the US Marines, the US National Guard, the US Airforce and the US Navy.

Designed to counter the multiple CBRN threats encountered in modern war fare, anti-terrorist and peace-keeping operations, the FM50 allows the wearer to operate in low oxygen environments where traditional Air Purify Respirators (APR’s) are of limited use.

The twin filter conformal system sits close against the face, making it a much more comfortable mask to wear, and also allows greater ease of weapon deployment.

Outstanding vision is provided with the introduction of Avon Protection's new wide panoramic flexible visor which is the result of our new bonding technology that incorporates both visual clarity and integral durability.


C50 Mask

The market leading C50 mask is used in operational scenarios including battlefield protection from NBC agents, first response to terrorist incidents involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), public-order operations, chemical incidents, narcotics enforcement and counterterrorist/counterinsurgency operations Worldwide. Specifically designed to meet the threats presented by asymmetric warfare and incorporating technologies arising from Avon's current military-mask programs in the US, the C50, combined with the appropriate filter, offers protection against chemical warfare and riot agents, and a variety of biological nuclear and radiological hazards.

FM53 Respiratory Protective Equipment

Avon Protection's revolutionary FM53 multi-role Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) System has been developed specifically for specialist applications where the user needs to respond to ever changing operational conditions.

The FM53 is globally acclaimed as the most technically advanced mask and offers both positive pressure SCBA, PAPR and negative pressure APR/capability. All of these capabilities are available from one mask platform without the need to change components. Available in right, left or twin port filter configurations.

The FM53 system was developed to address the multiple threats encountered on the modern battlefield, war on terrorism and peace keeping operations. It provides protection against traditional chemical and biological warfare agents and select toxic industrial materials (TIMs).

ST53 CBRN Respiratory Solution

The ST53™ combines Avon Protection's FM53 mask technology with an advanced modular breathing apparatus to provide positive pressure SCBA and/or PAPR capability for specialist operations.

Developed with the unknown elements of a threat scenario in mind, the ST53™ is the most advanced CBRN respiratory solution on the market. It enables a fast response to changing operational conditions in one complete modular system.

A switch between negative (filter) and positive (SCBA) pressure is achieved at the flick of a lever on the front of the mask. And by attaching a short or long duration compressed air cylinder, it is possible to enter a location on filter mode, assess the situation and change to SCBA mode if the need arises.

NH15

The Avon NH15™ compact CBRN escape hood is the smallest NIOSH certified CBRN Air Purifying Escape Respirator on the market. Its low cost makes it ideal for police, emergency medical services and fire officers seeking immediate or emergency respiratory protection in a CBRN scenario.

The NH15™ hood has a five year shelf life and provides a high level of respiratory, eye and face protection for a minimum of fifteen minutes to allow the user to evacuate from a contaminated area. Made of clear material, the NH15™ not only protects against all airborne CBRN threats but also protects the face from liquid agent splashes.

The clear material gives a non-threatening appearance, aids with recognition and also allows for superior visual communication. Twin low-profile filters on a unique hinge system feature the latest filtration media which reduces breathing resistance and a front reflector makes it easier to identify colleagues in low light environments. The Most Compact NIOSH-Approved CBRN Hood. AVON also provides an H2S Hood for the Oil & Gas industry and is planning to extend the hood range later this year.

HMK150

The HMK150 is specifically designed for CBRN Respiratory Protection and Riot Control providing enhanced head protection in threatening environments with advanced design and seamless transformation.

The unique piece of protective respiratory equipment combines two cutting edge products designed to the highest of standards. Based on the Avon advanced 50 Series mask platform, which is used in over 60 countries worldwide, the Helmet Mask (HM) system brings the pedigree of a face mask proven for use in the harshest CBRN environments.

The exchange of the harness for the helmet connecting straps before operational duty converts the full face mask to be compatible with the world leading Schuberth P100N Police helmet. The full face respirator is connected to the helmet in seconds during operation with no requirement for the helmet to be removed. Respiratory protection is seamless and the result is a cutting-edge product approved to the most advanced German Police specification, for use in non-CBRN environments.

Fundamental features to this unique design include exclusive visor technology, air flow management, lightweight and slim profile allowing for extended operational durations and left or right filter canister mounting options minimizing shoulder mount device interference.

For further product information and all media enquiries contact: Jo Wotton  |  PR Manager     

+44 (0) 1225 896 563    +44 (0) 7769 827891  jo.wotton@avon-protection.com

The market leader in respiratory protection system technology, Avon Protection works closely with professionals to understand and meet their changing personal protection equipment needs. Avon Protection offers a wide selection of high-performance, timesaving respiratory protection equipment which employ the most advanced features in the industry. Avon has been supplying respirators to the UK Ministry of Defence and other NATO allies since the 1920’s.  The company is the primary supplier of CBRN personal respiratory equipment to the United States Department of Defense, providing respiratory equipment to the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Special Operations Forces. Additionally, Avon Protection is the market leader among LE and SWAT users in the US. For more information about the company’s products visit: http://www.avon-protection.com

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Avon has a strong heritage in designing and manufacturing respirators and combining this with the wealth of experience within the workforce it has secured Avon's position as the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of specialist and general personal respiratory protection solutions for a range of CBRN applications. Avon Rubber p.l.c. is a world leader in the design, test and manufacture of advanced CBRN respiratory protection solutions to the world’s military, law enforcement, first responder, emergency services, fire and industrial markets. Avon has a unique capability in CBRN protection based on a range of advanced CBRN technologies in respirator design, filtration and compressed air breathing apparatus. This enables Avon to develop specialised solutions that take full account of user requirements. Avon Rubber p.l.c. also owns Avon Engineered Fabrications manufacturing products including hovercraft skirting and flexible storage tanks and a world leading dairy business manufacturing dairy liners and tubing.

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“I am honoured to join Avon, having worn and trusted Avon Protection respiratory products throughout my career in the British Army and subsequently in Syria and Iraq. Avon’s products are a cut above anything else currently offered on the market, providing ultimate protection, comfort and the flexibility required by users across all markets.” De Bretton-Gordon says.
Hamish De Bretton-Gordon
‘’This comprehensive service will give major event organisers a cost effective means of providing comprehensve CBRN & HAZMAT protection for their events, safeguarding the public and their employees in the current challenging environment of terrorist threats’’ De Bretton-Gordon remarks.
Hamish De Bretton-Gordon
“Avon Protection has a fast expanding global customer base within the military sector”, says Peter Slabbert, Avon’s Chief Executive. “We understand the importance of protecting personel in volatile situations and the FM50 is a strong match for the threats faced by the UAE Military. ”
Peter Slabbert, Chief Executive