Ergodyne Adds Insect Shield® Protection to GloWear® and Chill-Its® Lines

Innovative Technology Repels Insects, Safeguards Outdoor Workers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 28, 2009) - Ergodyne today announced the introduction of Insect Shield®-treated models to its Glowear® and Chill-Its® lines to help protect workers from insectborne diseases, such as Lyme disease and West Nile Virus.

Insect Shield is an innovative new defense in the battle against bugs, converting clothing and gear into long-lasting, effective and convenient insect protection. The treatment uses a man-made version of a natural repellent found in certain types of chrysanthemum flowers like the African Daisy. This EPA-registered apparel treatment is proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, ants and midges (no-see-ums), and it lasts through 70 washes.

"Insect Shield continues our record of developing products and partnerships to help protect workers," said Tom Votel, president and CEO of Ergodyne. "Our Insect Shield Repellent Apparel is odorless, colorless and puts insect repellency near-not on - your skin. This eliminates the need for toxic sprays and lotions that require reapplying, and it reduces the environmental impact of leaving behind empty plastic containers as well."

Ergodyne's GloWear apparel treated with Insect Shield helps increase worker visibility while decreasing their exposure to insect-borne disease risks. Insect Shield-treated Chill-Its provide cooling comfort while helping keep bothersome bugs away.

Visit for a complete line of Insect Shield products.

About Ergodyne

Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products for worker protection and performance in the United States, Canada and Europe for 25 years. During that time, the company has built a complete line of products that provide protection, regulate temperature and enhance productivity. These include ProFlex® precision purpose gloves, Chill-Its® cooling products, N-Ferno(TM) warming products, GLoWEAR® high-visibility apparel, Squids® lanyards, Arsenal® equipment storage systems and gear bags, and CORE Performance Work Wear(TM).

For more information on Ergodyne's complete line of gear, visit or call 800-225-8238.

About Insect Shield

Insect Shield's patent-pending technology provides effective, invisible and odorless protection against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges (no-see-ums). Insect Shield apparel categories include outdoor, golf, hunting, fishing and equestrian in partnership with select brands including ExOfficio, L.L. Bean, Orvis and Outdoor Research. Insect Shield gear categories include camping, patio, beach, pet and horse products, in partnership with brands such as Horseware Ireland and Orvis. For more information about Insect Shield visit


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