IDEX 2019

Suited for safety [IDEX19D1]

17 February 2019

Safety equipment manufacturer and supplier Survitec (Stand 05-C22) will introduce two suits for chemical, biological and radioactive (CBR) environments, which the company says will revolutionise protection against CBR threats.

Its new DEMRON ICE suit (left) incorporates patented nanotechnology to protect against low-level gamma radiation. Studies carried out by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory show that the suit, unlike others on the market, provides at least 50 per cent shielding of gamma rays of up to 130Kev. Manufactured from liquid metal particles, the DEMRON fabric has a high thermal conductivity and cools down the wearer on the inside of the garment as heat transfers through the fabric.

Combining carbon and membrane technologies, the NormMb hybrid suit (right) has been designed for use in chemical/ biological scenarios and protects against traditional warfare agents such as mustard gas. One of the benefits of the hybrid system is that liquid threats are defeated in accordance with NATO standards.

The NormMb suit has a waterproof and liquid agent protective layer, which stops it being affected by water or excessive perspiration. It has air, water and gas treatment filters, is highly air permeable and adsorbent, is washable, and is resistant to seawater.

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