PaintSquare.com
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


MSA Launches Sweet New Hard Hat

Friday, October 4, 2013

More items for Health & Safety

Comment | More

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
MSA

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

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
Bullard
 
Upgrade with the Bullard GenVX
 
Click here to learn how you can get a GenVX Helmet and Win.
 

 
Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
 
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
 
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
IndustrialVacuum.com
 

 
SAFE Systems, Inc.
 
Portable Blast &
Recovery Equipment
 
Trailer or skid mounted blast and recovery equipment. Systems designed for maximum versatility, environmental compliance
and overall cost savings.
Call 1-800-634-7278
 

 
SABRE Autonomous Solutions
 
Introducing the ALPHA1 Blasting Robot
 
Once installed and commissioned – simply
SCAN PLAN BLAST.
 

 
Clemco Industries Corp.
 
Maximum Dust Suppression Systems Start at $14,950
 
The system comprises proven technology and equipment with user-friendly flexibility in mind. See it in action.
 

 
Polygon
 
POLYGON - Temporary Humidity Control
 
We specialize in innovative climate control solutions for industrial painting, utilizing alternative energy sources and combining desiccants with heating or cooling.
 

 
PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
 
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products
 
The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.
 

 
NLB Corporation
 
NLB Sure Shroud: Greater Protection and Flexibility
 
NLB’s Sure Shroud’s lighter weight and flexibility reduces operator fatigue and offers unmatched protection against high pressure hose ruptures. 10k to 40k psi rated.
 

 
Abrasives Inc.
 
Discover the MAGIC.
 
Black Magic® coal slag. It’s consistent, cleaner, cuts better, less dust. Get it where you need it, when you need it. Abrasives Inc. info@abrasivesinc.com
 

 
Advanced Recycling Systems
 
ADVANCED RECYCLING SYSTEMS (ARS)
 
Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!
(330)536-8210
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us