Fiberglass Hard Hat delivers protection and comfort.

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Suited for construction sites and heavy industry jobsites, Fibre-Metal® Roughneck® P2A is constructed of injection-molded fiberglass compound and handles hard knocks without developing nicks and cracks. SuperEight® suspension spreads weight for optimal balance, stability, and impact protection. In addition to meeting ANSI-Z89.1-2009 impact resistance tests at temperatures up to 370°F, hard hat offers adjustable, custom-fit features that promote comfort for all-day wear.

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New Fibre-Metal® Roughneck® P2A Fiberglass Hard Hat Delivers Uncompromised Protection and Comfort in Extreme Environments

Advanced design and materials increase durability and reduce weight

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global leader in personal protective equipment (PPE), today introduced the Fibre-Metal Roughneck P2A Hard Hat for extreme work environments. Through advanced design and materials, the Roughneck P2A delivers uncompromised protection in a lightweight design that ensures all-day comfort. Distinctive in its smooth, round design and matte finish, the P2A is the latest member of the Roughneck line of protective caps, which are recognized as the industry standard for high-quality, heavy-duty head protection.

Ideally suited for workers on construction sites and heavy industry jobsites such as steel plants, foundries, forges, fabrication shops and chemical plants, the Roughneck P2A is stronger and more durable than common high-density polyethylene (HDPE) cap shells. Constructed of a proprietary injection-molded fiberglass compound, the P2A cap offers exceptional impact and crack resistance. Furthermore, it handles hard knocks in the toughest places without developing nicks and cracks commonly seen in other fiberglass caps for long-lasting, professional-looking wear.

The Roughneck P2A delivers best-in-class heat resistance, meeting ANSI-Z89.1-2009 impact resistance tests at temperatures up to 370 degrees Fahrenheit. Its technically advanced SuperEight(r) suspension, with eight load-bearing points, spreads weight over a wide area for the ultimate in balance, stability and impact protection. The cap's reduced weight and adjustable, custom-fit features deliver added comfort for all-day wear. Its exclusive smooth crown design eliminates the risk of trapping a falling object, which can adversely affect a cap's impact reduction capability.

"Fibre-Metal continues to set the standard for quality and performance with the introduction of the Roughneck P2A," said Katie Twist-Rowlinson, Fibre-Metal head protection product manager for Honeywell Safety Products. "Featuring new material formulations that provide higher heat resistance without compromising durability or weight, this new protective cap underscores Fibre-Metal's ongoing commitment to innovation and worker safety."

The Roughneck P2A is available with a choice of three high-performance headgear options: the Fibre-Metal non-slip/non-strip ratchet, SwingStrap(tm) or TabLok(tm). It also comes ready to use with the industry's most versatile Quick-Lok(r) or Speedy(r) Loop helmet attachment system for faceshields and welding helmets. Each of the cap's nine shades of solid-color resin provides a permanent, no-chip, no-peel finish.

The Roughneck P2A Hard Hat is available now through major safety equipment distributors in the U.S. and Canada or by contacting the Fibre-Metal customer care department directly at 800-430-4110. For more information about Fibre-Metal safety equipment, please visit

About Fiber-Metal

Fibre-Metal Products Company was formed in 1905 when its founder invented the protective welding helmet. Since then, Fibre-Metal pioneered the development of quality protective caps, faceshields and goggles with innovative designs, materials and workmanship. Today, the Fibre-Metal brand represents a wide array of top quality, high-performance eye, face, head and welding protection products.

Fibre-Metal products consistently achieve the highest user satisfaction ratings in the industry. Workers worldwide rely on the quality of Fibre-Metal products and value-added services to help reduce injuries and their cost, increase productivity, improve the quality of work life and contribute to profitability.

In 2005, Fibre-Metal Products was acquired by North Safety Products, a global PPE manufacturing leader. In 2008, North Safety Products was acquired by Honeywell, which continues to offer the trusted, well-recognized Fibre-Metal brand products through its Honeywell Safety Products business.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading
personal protective equipment (PPE) brands such as Honeywell(r),
Uvex(r), North(r), Howard Leight(r), Miller(r), Fibre-Metal(r) and
Servus(r), offers a full range of quality PPE including respiratory,
hand, footwear and clothing, welding, head, first-aid, hearing,
eye/face, fall protection, lockout/tag out, and traffic safety products.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International ( is a Fortune 100 diversified
technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with
aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings,
homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty
materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded
on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and
information on Honeywell, please visit

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