Bristol PPE takes centre stage at Intersec 2018 and will be exhibiting its innovative XFlex range of structural firefighting garments in a selection of colours and fabrics on Stand number 5-C09.
Variations include PBI and DuPont Nomex fibres, with a choice of moisture barrier including Gore Crosstech Airlock, Gore Crosstech Fireblocker and Gore Parallon, the cutting-edge new liner system offering superior levels of breathability and thermal protection. Also on display will be USAR and Technical Rescue garments featuring alternative fabric combinations.
In addition, Bristol will be presenting a range of protective hoods and gloves, including its leather structural glove, and fabric structural glove with Titan and PBI. Bristol’s revolutionary new Particulate Protection Hood, proven to be 99.8% efficient at filtering smoke particles, will also be on display. Made up of Dupont’s Nomex and Kevlar fibres with viscose in a knitted fabric, and featuring the innovative Nomex NanoFlex particulate barrier, the hood has been specifically developed to prevent contamination around the vulnerable neck and jaw areas.
Bristol Uniforms is a global leader in the design and manufacture of PPE for firefighters, supplying the Gulf region for more than 40 years through a well-established network of distributors.
Always at the forefront of design, Bristol works closely with international fibre and fabric manufacturers to produce PPE that offers maximum protection, flexibility and comfort.
Bristol Uniforms has also taken on additional premises to create a Central Cutting Unit and is recruiting extra staff as part of a significant business expansion.
The company was recently awarded a major new contract to supply clothing, equipment and managed services for the new Collaborative Procurement Framework, which is open to all FRSs across the UK. This success, combined with increasing demand from overseas markets, has prompted general expansion across all areas of the business.
The new 40,000 sq. ft. Central Cutting Unit is situated in Yate, near Bristol, close to the company’s existing International Distribution Centre. 30 members of staff will be employed at the new premises to handle Lay Planning and Fabric Cutting, as well as storage of fabric stocks and finished goods. The building will house two new automatic cutting machines, as well as existing machines transferred from the manufacturing facility 6 miles away at Staple Hill.
As a result, the move will enable expansion of both the Production Sewing Line and the Western Service Centre at the existing Staple Hill facility.
Ian Mitchell, Joint Managing Director, comments: “Demand for our highly-specialised garments continues to grow, and many more FRSs are now accessing our cleaning and repair services. We’re really pleased to have the extra space at our new premises, as by transferring our Lay Planning and Cutting department, we have been able to increase the capacity and capability of the Western Service Centre, which will handle cleaning and repairs for many of the FRSs signing up to the new Collaborative Framework contract.”
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