Ergodyne Agreement with Dupont Protection Technologies
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Press release date: June 2, 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Ergodyne today announced a trademark licensing agreement with Delaware-based DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) to incorporate DuPont(TM) Kevlar® brand fiber into its ProFlex® Hand Protection series.
Over the coming months, Ergodyne and DuPont will work jointly to develop and market task-specific, cut-resistant gloves lined with Kevlar®. Designed and built for the professional tradesperson, initial products are planned to be available within the next year.
"We are excited to work in conjunction with a technical leader like DuPont," said Tom Votel, CEO and president of Ergodyne. "Cut and slash is one of the most common hand injuries for the industrial worker and Kevlar® brand fiber offers a proven technical solution for this common workplace hazard."
"Like Ergodyne, DuPont has long been committed to providing products that help protect workers from injury on the job, and we are pleased that DuPont(TM) Kevlar® fiber has been selected for the ProFlex® Hand Protection series," said William F. Weber, vice president, DuPont Protection Technologies, North America. "Kevlar® is a light but very strong fiber that offers excellent cut resistance and thermal protection. These properties can help workers perform safely and comfortably in some of the most demanding environments."
For more information, visit www.ergodyne.com or call 800-225-2838.
Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace® for front line workers on jobsites everywhere. From ProFlex® Supports to GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, the company has built a complete line of products that provide protection, regulate temperature, and enhance productivity for millions of workers all over the world. With more than 100 patents and 60 trademarks, Ergodyne has also been recognized with multiple growth awards and several international innovation and design honors. For more information on Ergodyne and their complete line of gear, visit www.ergodyne.com or call 800-225-8238.
About DuPont Protection Technologies
DuPont Protection Technologies is one of the 13 business divisions within DuPont. Its advanced technologies, diverse product portfolio, and global research and manufacturing facilities are dedicated to protecting lives, the environment, and critical processes. Product offerings include DuPont(TM) Nomex® and Kevlar® fibers, Tyvek® and Sontara® nonwovens, and Tychem® garments. Through continuous product development and innovation, DuPont Protection Technologies meets the needs of customers representing a wide range of market segments, including manufacturing, oil and gas, energy production, automotive manufacturing, military services, law enforcement, fire services, filtration, healthcare, and public transportation.