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MSA Launches Sweet New Hard Hat

Friday, October 4, 2013

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MSA has introduced a “green” protective hard hat made of materials sourced from sugarcane, instead of petrochemicals.

Developed by MSA in Brazil, the V-Gard GREEN hard hat is made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that is sourced entirely from sugarcane ethanol, the company says.

MSA produced the product in conjunction with Braskem, a global producer of green thermoplastic resins.

"By developing a hard hat sourced from sugar, we are effectively reducing the overall carbon footprint associated with the life-cycle of this product," said Eric Beck, MSA's Global Director of Strategic Marketing.

V-Gard GREEN
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MSA's new hard hat, V-Gard GREEN, is made from high-density polyethylene entirely sourced from sugarcane ethanol, the company says.

Through photosynthesis, sugarcane cultivation captures CO2 from the atmosphere, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Beck explained.

The V-Gard GREEN hard hats meet the company's performance standards, as well as ANSI Z89.1 and CSA Z94.1, according to MSA.

Protecting People and the Planet

Green HDPE is 100 percent recyclable in the same stream as conventional HDPE, making it suitable for reuse in non-safety products, the company says.

"With the rise in green building and construction projects in general, this is an opportune time to introduce an alternative, sustainable safety hard hat that also helps reduce carbon emissions and demand for fossil fuels in product manufacturing," Beck said.

He added, "With millions of hard hats manufactured and sold annually in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the V-Gard GREEN hard hat provides those in the construction industry as well as those working the utility, energy and industrial fields a more sustainable choice that protects both people and the planet."

The V-Gard GREEN hard hat was selected by global research organization Frost & Sullivan for its 2013 New Product Innovation Leadership Award, according to MSA.

The hard hat was introduced in North America at the 2013 National Safety Council Congress & Expo, held this week in Chicago.

About the Company

Headquartered in Cranberry Township, PA, MSA develops, manufactures and supplies safety products for a wide range of industries, including fire service; oil, gas and petrochemical; construction; mining; utilities; and the military.

The company's principal products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, handheld gas detection instruments, head protection products, fall protection devices and thermal imaging cameras.

More information: www.MSAsafety.com.

   

Tagged categories: Green design; MSA; Personal protective equipment; Polyethylene

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