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FDNY Upgrades to Trellchem® VPS-FLASH as Their Standard Level A Suit


Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) has chosen to upgrade to Trellchem® VPS-FLASH as their standard Level A, fully encapsulated personal protective ensemble.

FDNY Upgrades to Trellchem® VPS-FLASH as Their Standard Level A Suit
Mansfield, MA, March 14, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Trelleborg Protective Products is pleased to announce that the Fire Department City of New York (FDNY), which is the largest fire department in the United States with over 14,000 emergency responders, has chosen to upgrade to Trellchem® VPS-FLASH as their standard Level A, fully encapsulated personal protective ensemble.

This unique reusable, single skin, one layer suit is made of a new patent pending garment material developed and produced by Trelleborg Protective Products. The material is a combination of specialized rubber and plastic laminates, together with a special woven fabric that forms a strong and flexible material, offering outstanding chemical flash fire protection. Additionally, this material exhibits excellent resistance to abrasion, punctures, tears and superior chemical resistance properties.

FDNY selected the Trellchem VPS-Flash due to its unique ability to withstand the harsh environments that it is used in. Along with standard features such as fogless lens, bayonet cuff system and hard visor, these suits are also equipped with a pass-through and tear-off lens to protect the visor from scratches. In addition, a customized inventory database is being developed specifically for the FDNY.

The Trellchem VPS-Flash is fully certified NFPA 1991-2005 with both the Flash Fire & Liquefied gas options. The ensemble can be donned quickly as it has only a single layer while the built-in flash protection along with superior abrasion resistance, allows FDNY members to perform their jobs with greater functionality and safety.

User’s can request a demonstration of the suit by contacting Trellchem at tvi.usa@trelleborg.com, or call (800)344-4458.

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Background to Trelleborg Protective Products and Trelleborg Group:

Trelleborg Protective Products, with US Operations based in Mansfield, MA, is a leading Global designer, manufacturer & distributor of Chemical Protective Ensembles (including four certified to NFPA 1991-2005), Protective Shelters, Hoods and Dry Suits. Trelleborg’s full line of products sold under the brand names of “Trellchem,” “Viking” & “TrellTent” have been re-defining PPE & Hazmat Diving for over 100 years. For further information, please visit either www.trellchem.com or www.vikingdiving.com, or email them at tvi.usa@trelleborg.com.

Trelleborg is a global industrial group whose leading positions are based on advanced polymer technology and in-depth applications know-how. We develop high-performance solutions that seal, damp and protect in demanding industrial environments. The Group had annual sales during 2009 of approximately SEK 37 billion (EUR 2.5 billion), and has around 20,000 employees in over 40 countries. The Group comprises four business areas: Trelleborg Engineered Systems, Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed in the OMX Nordic List, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.
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Trelleborg-Viking, Inc.
David Mack
800-344-4458
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