ILC Dover to Present at International Symposium on Protection Against Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents

Industry-Leading Escape Masks Provide Highest Level of Protection From Terrorist Attack, Accidental Contamination and Fires

FREDERICA, Del.,  ILC Dover, the designer and manufacturer of NASA's space suits and a wide range of engineered film and fabric products, announced today that their Chief Engineer, Tony McKee, will be giving a presentation covering the latest in escape mask protection at the 11th International Symposium on Protection Against Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, which takes place June 3rd through 5th in Stockholm, Sweden. People from all over the world will be participating in this symposium, which focuses on emerging threats and risks, CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) crisis management at national and international levels and a wide range of other topics.

Mr. McKee will be showcasing the latest escape masks from ILC Dover designed for the untrained user with features, functionality and protection that far exceed anything else on the market.  The SCape® CO/CBRN30 from ILC Dover is the only one of its kind that meets the stringent NIOSH standards for an escape respirator offering protection from both CBRN agents and Carbon Monoxide.   Most victims of fire are not injured by heat or flames, but rather by smoke and gases, especially carbon monoxide.  Protection from CO could mean the difference between life and death for people trying to evacuate homes or buildings during a fire - especially high rises, subways, factories, hospitals, government agencies and other densely populated structures.  The system includes an integral instant-on blower that provides positive flow ventilation for the wearer.  This feature permits the untrained wearer to feel comfortable wearing such a product while rapidly escaping.

"ILC Dover has a long history of protecting people from extremely dangerous toxins and elements in some of the most demanding environments -  including space and the battlefield," said Tony McKee, Chief Engineer, ILC Dover. "Hundreds of thousands of SCapes are deployed in key US Federal government locations as well as other government and civilian facilities around the world."

ILC Dover will also be demonstrating their Escape Hoods and Sentinel XL™ PAPR in the Tradeways Ltd. booth (B:20, B:28) at the conference.  The Sentinel XL™ HP Powered Air Purifying Respirator is designed to protect healthcare workers against current and emerging infectious respiratory diseases such as H1N1, H7N9 and MERS.

About ILC Dover

Since 1947, ILC Dover has provided engineered solutions to complex customer problems, serving the aerospace, personal protection and pharmaceutical industries. Known for production of space suits for NASA, ILC is a world leader in the use of high-performance flexible materials, allowing for unique solutions to meet customer needs. ILC's innovative products have been used on the moon, on Mars and around the globe.

To view ILC Dover's innovative solutions for worker safety, please visit our website at 

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