Press Release Summary:
Safety Sunwear consists of 1300-Series models with wraparound frame and nose pads; 1400-Series with aluminum frame, adjustable nose bridge, and spring hinged temples; and 1500-Series with removable foam gasket. Featuring wraparound frame, 1600-Series units have soft nose pads and color-accented temples. All units provide protection in harsh outdoor work environments. Products absorb 99.9% of UVA and UVB light and meet requirements for ANSI Z87.1-2010.
Original Press Release:
3M Introduces a New Collection of Safety Sunwear
Safety eyewear line provides protection for both on and off the job
ST. PAUL, Minn. – 3M's newest line of Safety Sunwear combines heavy-duty protection that sports a sleek look and solid design. Ideal for nearly all types of harsh outdoor working environments, 3M™ Safety Sunwear provides workers with a variety of features to improve their level of protection and comfort.
The series is composed of four distinct lines of eyewear. All four models have lenses that absorb 99.9 percent of UVA and UVB and meet the requirements for ANSI Z87.1-2010. Options include foam gaskets, anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings, mirrored lenses, polarized lenses, and various frame colors. With all features considered, the collection contains 10 variations of protective sunwear that provide comfort and security while boasting a sporty design that easily doubles as everyday sunwear.
• The 1300-Series sport-styled collection's sleek wraparound frame is combined with soft nose pads.
• The 1400-Series boasts a wraparound aluminum frame, adjustable nose-bridge, spring-hinged temples.
• The 1500-Series provides workers with streamlined frame design, removable foam gasket, and optional polarized lenses.
• The 1600-Series features a wraparound frame, soft nose pads, and color-accented temples.
"When operating outdoors, workers demand a robust pair of safety sunglasses," said Chris Dujovski, product manager, Head, Eye, and Face Protection, 3M. "Our new 3M™ Safety Sunwear line combines protection, comfort and durability into a bold design that workers will want to wear on the job and off."
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About 3M Personal Safety Division
3M offers a comprehensive, diverse portfolio of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) solutions providing respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, reflective materials for high visibility apparel, protective clothing, protective eyewear, head and face protection, welding helmets, and other adjacent products and solutions such as tactical safety equipment, detection, monitoring equipment, active communications equipment and compliance management. In 2012, 3M celebrated 40 years of occupational health & safety leadership – recognizing the company's respiratory and hearing protection solutions introduced in 1972. Visit www.3M.com/PPESafety or http://m.3m.com/PPESafety.
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