Welding Respirators help maintain compliant environment.

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Offering 95% filtration of airborne particles, N95 Disposable Respirator features flame-retardant outer layer that protects welding operators in environments where sparks and spatter could come in contact with mask. Reusable LPR-100 Half Mask Respirator, with pleated filter design, provides 99.97% filtration of airborne particles. Both types include Nuisance Level OV Relief filters for removal of Organic Vapors, and non-return exhaust valve that reduces heat build-up and user fatigue.

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Miller Expands Respiratory Protection Lineup

New N95 disposable respirators and LPR-100 half mask respirators improve safety and compliance in welding applications

APPLETON, Wis. — Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has expanded its respiratory protection portfolio with the addition of two new products aimed at helping companies establish and maintain a safe, comfortable and compliant welding environment. The N95 disposable respirator and expanded LPR-100 half mask respirator options join the already strong line of Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) from Miller.

“It’s important to choose respiratory protection that is not only appropriate for the application, but also comfortable for the user,” said Stephanie Lowney, Miller respiratory product manager. “Our disposable and half mask respirators are designed for welding — fitting comfortably underneath a welder’s helmet without obstructing their field of vision — leading to a boost in productivity and overall safety.”

The N95 disposable respirator features a flame-retardant outer layer that provides crucial protection for welding operators in environments where sparks and spatter could possibly come in contact with the mask. The N95 filter media offers 95 percent filtration of airborne particles, such as hexavalent chromium, zinc oxide, manganese, aluminum and other fumes found in welding applications. Certain new models offer Nuisance Level OV Relief to aid in the removal of Organic Vapors that are below the OSHA PEL (permissible exposure limits) or other applicable government occupational exposure limits, whichever is lower.

An ergonomic design increases user comfort without compromising the efficiency and effectiveness of the mask. The N95 respirator also features a large, non-return exhaust valve to reduce heat build-up and user fatigue. Several features enhance the fit and comfort, including fully adjustable double head straps, a preformed nose area with adjustable nose clips and a full inside foam seal.

The popular LPR-100 half mask respirator is a low profile reusable respirator that fits comfortably underneath a welding helmet without obstructing the user’s field of vision and is made even better through recent upgrades. The half mask now includes a wrap-around spark guard that protects filters from spatter and other debris; combination P100/Nuisance Level OV Relief filters; and a medium/large size, in addition to the small/medium size already offered.

The pleated filter design on the LPR-100 half mask respirator provides additional surface area for maximum efficiency and filter life, with exclusive filter media that maintains efficiency in both humid and non-humid environments. The mask’s ergonomic design minimizes dead air space to keep the operator comfortable and cool, and the large non-return exhaust valve eases breathing and reduces user fatigue. P100 filters provide 99.97 percent filtration of airborne particles, oil aerosols, metal fumes and mists such as hexavalent chromium, zinc oxide, manganese and aluminum.

About Miller

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., headquartered in Appleton, Wis., is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding products and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW).

For more information, visit www.MillerWelds.com, call 1-800-4-A-Miller (800-426-4553), email info@millerwelds.com, fax 877-327-8132, or write to Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

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