Hazmat Suit is certified to NFPA 1991 standard.

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Based on CoreTech(TM) Barrier Membrane technology and weighing less than 10 lb, flame-resistant ONESuit® Pro protects against chemical and biological agents in liquid and vapor form. Single-skin design is engineered for maneuverability and comfort in challenging environments. Suit is certified to NFPA 1991: Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies and NFPA 1994: Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents.



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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to Launch Most Affordable NFPA 1991-Certified Hazmat Suit



Flame-resistant and lightweight ONESuit® Pro features single-skin design

Merrimack, N.H. (February 10, 2009) - Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is poised to introduce the most affordable hazmat suit certified to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1991 standard.

The new hazmat suit, ONESuit® Pro, is flame-resistant and is the first product certified to both NFPA 1991: Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies and NFPA 1994: Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents.

TheUnited States' leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of exposure to fire, chemicals, and other associated risks.

Saint-Gobain's patent-pending CoreTech(TM) Barrier Membrane technology enables the light, under 10-pound ONESuit Pro to cost-effectively deliver the highest levels of protection against chemical and biological agents in both liquid and vapor form. Its convenient single-skin design is engineered for maneuverability and user comfort in the most challenging environments.

ONESuit Pro features a minimum seven-year shelf life and is compactable for convenient, space-saving storage.

"Fire departments, chemical facilities, and government agencies charged with protecting public safety can now choose certified single-skin hazmat protection without breaking the budget," said Matthew Madeksza, general manager, Coated Fabrics Business Unit, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.

ONESuit Pro will be officially introduced at FDIC 2009 in Indianapolis, April 20-25 at Booth #3630.

About Saint-Gobain Corporation

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Corporation, one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world and a leading producer of construction products, flat glass, high-performance materials and packaging. For more information visit www.onesuittec.com or contact protectivesystems@saint-gobain.com.

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