Uvex - Head to toe Personal Protective Equipment
Uvex is one of the leading manufacturers and innovators of personal protective equipment with decades of research and development experience allowing them to consistently meet and surpass customer requirements.Manufacturing everything from head protection, including specialised respiratory, eye and hearing products to everyday workwear including overalls and safety footwear, Uvex PPE is trusted by customers the world over.
The Uvex safety group extended its competency in Hearing Protection through the acquisition of Swedish manufacturer SwedSafe and have opened an ultra modern manufacturing facility, including their own R & D capabilities, in Hoor, Sweden.Swedsafe are a specialist in the manufacture of polyurethane foam ear plugs developing foam with an optimised mixture ratio and cell structure exactly suited to hearing protection. Swedsafe products include innovations and unique features and have a large number of patents pending, confirming their value in the hearing protection marketplace.
The Uvex range of Safety Workwear utilises patented technology to provide the wearer maximum comfort combined with both protective and flame retardant properties. The Uvex Textreme range of clothing also offers protection from heat and electric arc and welding applications. Uvex’s ergonomically designed protective clothing also uses specifically placed ‘stretch zones’ to allow complete freedom of movement combined with the use of cotton rich breathable materials for additional comfort.
Located in Germany, Uvex have a dedicated centre of expertise in the area of Safety Eyewear bringing together experts in safety glasses, wide-vision safety goggles, prescription safety spectacles and laser goggles to continually innovate and develop further safety eyewear technologies. All Uvex safety glasses and goggles exceed EN regulations and all mechanical and coating technologies are developed in house.
The Uvex Safety Glove facility in Lüneburg, Germany is an all encompassing centre of excellence for the design, development, manufacture and testing of all Uvex Safety Glove ranges. Within the Lüneburg facility new coating technologies are developed, experiments with different compositions of yarn are performed and knitting techniques are perfected which lead to positive cost and environmental outcomes for the customer. Depending upon the needs of the glove, Uvex utilise one of a number of coating and textile technologies that are unique to Uvex gloves and have been developed with real life applications in mind.
Continuing their commitment to Respiratory Protection Uvex have formed a strategic partnership with a leading European manufacturer of high quality breathing protective products to further the development and innovation of disposable dust masks. This partnership also allows Uvex to continue to use the highest grade materials and latest manufacturing processes in its production of disposable dust masks and the Silv-Air range of valved and non-valved dust masks.