Safety Footwear is non-metallic and non-magnetic.

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Available in HABOOB S3 low-cut and HURRICANE S3 high-cut versions, HELIUM safety footwear is made of water-resistant full-grain leather and lined with Cambrelle®, a polyamide lining that transfers moisture from skin to exterior and is resistant to abrasion. Undetectable by metal detectors or security scanners, footwear includes TPM protective toecap, anti-slip sole with curved Parabolic® profile, double-density insert under heel, and is resistant to hydrocarbons and acids.



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Lemaitre Securite Introduces New 'HELIUM' Safety Footwear



NEW 'HELIUM' SAFETY FOOTWEAR BY LEMAITRE SECURITE STEPS UP WITH NON-METALLIC PROTECTIVE PERFORMANCE

Chicago, February 27, 2006

Designed and produced by Lemaitre Securite, the HELIUM line is a completely new concept in safety footwear for professionals in the electronic and electrical industries, airports, clean rooms, logistics and transport, subcontracting in the car industry, and inspection zones in manufacturing industry. They are exceptionally light and comfortable and comply with the requirements for quality and safety per ISO regulations 20344 and 20345 S2/S3.

The HELIUM range is available in a low-cut version, HABOOB S3, and a high-cut version, HURRICANE S3, which supports and protects the ankles and the Achilles tendon. Made of soft and durable water-resistant full-grain leather, it is lined with Cambrelle® for greater comfort. This 100% polyamide lining transfers moisture from the skin to the exterior and is highly resistant to abrasion. It absorbs perspiration while keeping the foot dry. There is also a version lined with a Gore-Tex® sock: HEGOA S3.

In addition to its sporty and stylish design, the range offers numerous protective advantages. Its synthetic TPM protective toecap is ultra-light, ultra-resistant (200 J, compliant with ISO 20345), against the risk of damages to toes. Non-metallic and without fiberglass, it is lighter and more elastic than a composite or steel toecap, and above all, will not split or break in case of an impact. An anti-perforation insert made of para-aramid fibers is light, flexible, stable and resistant to perforation. It covers 100% of the footbed. Just like the TPM toecap, it is non-conductive to heat and/or cold, which is particularly suitable for people working outside. The anti-slip sole with a curved Parabolic® profile (an exclusive patent of Lemaitre Securite©) is supplemented with a double-density insert under the heel. The concave structure of this sole gives an excellent grip on all industrial floor surfaces. After the compression phase during walking, the energy is restored, thus giving a dynamic, spring-like effect. The heel provides proper protection for extra safety in numerous situations such as walking on cluttered or irregular floors, climbing ladders, etc.

Fully non-metallic and non-magnetic, HELIUM shoes are resistant to thermal variations and transfers from 14° to 104°F. They are undetectable by metal detectors or security scanners. They are also resistant to hydrocarbons and acids.

About Lemaitre Securite:

Four production facilities located in France, Tunisia and South Africa, represent a total of 11 injection carousels for a maximum output of 20,000 pairs per day. With more than 2,800,000 pairs a year, 1,250,000 pairs of which are produced in France and Tunisia, and 1,600,000 pairs in South Africa, Lemaitre Securite© is one of the best-selling brands of safety footwear in the world.

For further information, please contact:

LEMAITRE SECURITE
Marie-Line VAXELAIRE
17 rue de Bitschhoffen
BP 90024
LA WALCK
67350 Pfaffenhoffen
FRANCE
Tel: +33 (0) 3 88 72 28 80
Fax: +33 (0) 3 88 07 05 37
E-mail: contact@lemaitre-securite.com
Web: www.lemaitre-securite.com

or

FRENCH TECHNOLOGY PRESS OFFICE
205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3740
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (312) 327-5260
Fax: (312) 327-5261
E-mail: contact.ftpo@ubifrance.fr

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