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Royal Oman Police Choose Avon for Protection

IDEX 2013 17-21 February IGG Stand Booth Number 05-A20At IDEX 2013, Avon will be demonstrating the C50 mask, a leader in next generation of gas mask specifically designed to meet the threats presented by asymmetric warfare and incorporating technologies arising from Avon's current military-mask programs in the US.C50 Gas MasksAvon are pleased to be currently executing an order for 7500 C50 masks…

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Avon EZAir Takes the Heat from Middle Eastern Market

 Avon Protection Systems’ EZAir, the first of its new generation of NIOSH approved compact, battery powered modular airflow units, is now winning major orders in the Middle East following successful trials.Avon EZAirBattery Powered Modular Airflow UnitsBy combining an advance in Avon respiratory system engineering within an ergonomically designed housing unit, the EZAir delivers a dramatic…

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Avon EZAir Takes the Heat from Middle Eastern Market

23 October 2012: Avon Protection Systems’ EZAir, the first of its new generation of NIOSH approved compact, battery powered modular airflow units, is now winning major orders in the Middle East following successful trials. By combining an advance in Avon respiratory system engineering within an ergonomically designed housing unit, the EZAir delivers a dramatic reduction in the physical burden of…

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Avon Delivers A Centenary History of the Gas Mask

Gas masks are not new to the military and were first employed en masse during the First World War to protect soldiers from gas attacks. Toxic gases were seen as a way to bring an end to the stalemate on the Western Front. The predominant chemical agents then used were mustard gas (a blister agent) and chlorine gas (a choking agent) and it is calculated that over 100,000 soldiers died and many…

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French Marine Commandos Adopt ST53

The French navy’s elite commando force - Les Commandos Marine – has adopted the Avon ST53 as their mask and respiratory system of choice for CBRN threats when undertaking high risk ship boarding operations.A recently posted “You Tube” training clip shows the commandos in action undertaking a series of marine boarding exercises in preparation for anti-drug smuggling or piracy threats. Included is…

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Avon On Track for Creating a Global Training and Servicing Network

Avon Protection has appointed FORST – a leading French respiratory equipment servicing and training company –as its sole accredited service center for France, continuing Avon’s progress towards creating a full global servicing and training network.Avon Servicing and Training CentersSo far Avon has established nine servicing and training centers as part of a world-wide after-sales program for its…

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Avon Young Designer Looks to the Future of Respiratory Protection

Avon Protection student design engineer James Carswell has unveiled a design for a revolutionary new personal protection device at this year’s Brunel University annual graduate design show in London.  The project, codenamed “Air Armour”, was conducted over 9 months under guidance and support from Avon’s’ UK design team; culminating in the production of a prototype respirator for army personnel. …

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New Avon Filter Improves Safety with End of Service Life Indicator

Avon Protection has launched a new conformal military CBRN filter that provides an accurate measure of usable life span with a unique end of service life indicator. The MILCF50 filter claims a shelf life of up to 10 years, which far surpasses that of rival filters and promises considerable cost-savings for the company’s exensive global military and first responder customer base. Military CBRN…

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Avon Powered Respirator Targets European Law Enforcement Market Following CE Approval

Avon Protection’s premier powered air purifying respirator (ST PAPR), designed to enhance the capability of its new generation FM53 mask, is poised for a push into the European law enforcement sector further to achieving CE approval this month.  CE certification will significantly open up European market opportunities and underlines Avon’s determined move into integrated respiratory protection…

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Avon C50 Configurable CBRN Mask Wins Malayan Police Contract

Avon Protection has announced its C50 configurable mask has been sourced by the Malayan Police as part of its civil riot upgrade programme. Designed to give optimum respiratory protection to law enforcement and police teams, the Avon C50 is the complete next generation CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) and is a widely sourced mask for first line defence scenarios.C50…

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Avon’s ST53 Mask Gains Approval with German Police

Avon Protection’s premier ST53 mask and modular breathing system has been adopted by three German police forces, (Munich, Nuremburg and Hildesheim) as part of a major CBRN upgrade program.Avon Protection’s Premier ST53 Maskand Modular Breathing SystemThe ST53 was chosen because it combines Avon Protection Systems’ FM53 mask with new and innovative modular breathing apparatus technology to provide…

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NIOSH Approval for Avon Powered Respirator Offers Global Industrial Market Opportunities

Avon Protection’s premier powered air purifying respirator (ST PAPR), designed to enhance the capability of its new generation FM53 mask, has achieved  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) certification for industrial protection purpose. This will significantly open up global industrial market opportunities and underlines Avon’s determined move into integrated respiratory…

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Avon C50 Configurable CBRN Mask Wins CE Approval

24 October 2011:  Designed to give optimum CBRN respiratory protection and weapon manoeuvrability to both military and law enforcement teams, Avon Protection has announced that its C50 configurable mask has won C E approval – an essential product quality mark for meeting European marketing standards.The C50 is suitable for either right or left handed responders by using a recessed blanking plug…

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US Department of Defense Contract Award for Avon Filters

8 August 2011: Avon Protection has announced that it has been awarded a 3 year IDIQ (indefinite delivery indefinite quantity) contract from the US Department of Defense for the continued supply of M61 filters for use with Avon’s M50 respirator. The maximum contract value is approximately $38 million with an initial order value of $11 million which Avon expects to fulfill in this financial year.…

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Avon Protection Addresses Revised Market Focus with New Website

Avon Protection has re-positioned its strategic marketing focus with the launch of a new website. This underlines Avon’s move from its traditional global military market niche to also embrace the law enforcement, industrial and fire fighting markets with its range of mask and respiratory protection systems. Avon Protection's expanding global client base now includes military forces, civil and…

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Avon Secures Global Mask Training Contracts for 50 series Customers

18 July 2011: Avon Protection is supporting the commercial success of its new generation 50 series of CBRN masks and SCBA systems with a series of global customer training contracts. To date Avon has completed FM53 training programmes for select military and security units for the Danish military, the  Sultanate of Brunei, Thailand and in Singapore. Further programmes are planned for Avon…

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CamelBak Market Agreement Extends Avon Protection CBRN Range

24 July 2011: Avon Protection has entered into a formal partnership with the world-leading CamelBak hydration equipment brand.  This will enable Avon to complement its CBRN mask range with a uniquely engineered hydration system and further extend Avon’s market reach into the military, law enforcement and first responder protective equipment arena. Core to the new Avon Protection hydration system…

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Avon Tinted Vision Range Extends Mask Visor Durability and Flexibility

A revolutionary addition to Avon Protection’s 50 series of CBRN masks is an optional range of add - on panoramic tinted visors. These combine impact and scratch resistance with UV light and flash flare protection. The Avon Protection high impact visor range offers a choice of one clear and three distinctly tinted application styles; each is specifically designed to suit most of the tough…

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Avon Protection completes first training programme with the Saudi National Guard

Avon Protection, a part of Avon Rubber p.l.c., has held its first training programme with Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) personnel. The training, held over a two week period at three locations in Jeddah, Damman and Riyadh, was with their mask of choice, Avon’s next generation C50 mask. The training sessions were designed to provide each individual with the knowledge and expertise to be able…

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