31-May-2011

3M VFlex respirator is flexible and comfortable

VFlex particulate respirator is part of the 3M Classic series

The new 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator is part of the company’s Classic range of disposable respirators. It is suitable for environments where Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for dusts and mists is required for short duration or light duty tasks and also when RPE has to be frequently replaced.

The embossed front panel allows the respirator to hold itself away from the mouth, while the V-shaped pleats flex and expand so that wearers can breathe, work and talk more easily.

The 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator is available in two sizes to accommodate a range of face shapes, while an adjustable nose clip and specially designed tabs help wearers to achieve a custom fit and secure seal. It provides an assigned protection factor of 10, making it appropriate for use in many environments where workers will be exposed to hazardous airborne particles.

The low profile of the respirator on the face enables a good field of vision while the flat fold design also allows for efficient storage and increased portability, making it convenient for sites where there is little dedicated storage space for PPE.

“Disposable respirators have become integral to many working environments where investment in reusable respirators may not be cost-effective or where employers do not want to maintain RPE,” said Anja Buchan, product manager for 3M Disposable and Reusable Respiratory Products.

“It has been launched as part of 3M’s mission to provide effective and easy to use Personal Protective Equipment that meets the widest possible range of customers’ requirements.”

The VFlex is available in the UK and Ireland exclusively through safety distributor Arco.

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