If you or your employees are wearing a Dust mask, Nonwoven Hood, Baseball Cap, Tee-shirt Wrap, or Nothing for primary head and face protection, you'll find the VitaFlex Soft-stretch Hood to be a superior alternative. For the cost of a dust mask, our Soft-stretch Hood covers the entire scalp, face, and neck. It allows freedom of head movement, and retains its comfortable fit. Made from patented Latex-free elastic nonwoven fabrics, it's thin, yet dense fiber structure provides a "breathable barrier" which effectively shields against airborne particles, dust, dirt, soot, powder, debris, grease, sparks, liquid splashes, and paint or chemical overspray. Our re-usable Soft-stretch Hood significantly improves worker's comfort, safety, and job efficiency. It has become the daily necessity and new standard of head covers for industrial professionals.
The time lost (and the risk) resulting from the exposure of the worker’s face (to chemicals and the sun) have been overlooked. While working, any airborne particles falling, striking, burning, or scratching the worker’s head, face, or neck causes irritation and distraction which will slow down or stop their work.
GREAT PROTECTION FOR WORKERS ★★★★★
Posted Feb 24 2013 By: Dennis - President ROCKMM Manufacturing, Inc.
In a machine shop, deburring parts with grinders is a messy job that often sends small splinters of metal flying. These hoods are light-weight and breathe well. With the covered nose, and safety glasses, very little skin is exposed. This keeps the grindings out of employees', hair, face, ears, nose, and even keeps the particles from going down the inside of their shirt! We've had situations where shavings have fallen out of employees hair and into the eyes well after actually grinding. These greatly reduce that risk and, costing about as much as a disposable dust mask, they are inexpensive enough to just throw away after use.
Our innovative Soft-stretch Hood is 100% Made in the USA from globally patented Latex-free Elastic Nonwoven material. The triple-layer construction has a thin, yet dense fiber structure, providing a "breathable barrier" which effectively shields against airborne particles, dust, dirt, soot, powder, debris, grease, sparks, liquid splashes, and paint or chemical overspray. It also prevents scratches and sun exposure when working outdoors.
Conversely, the conventional hooded nonwoven coverall leaves the neck exposed. It hinders the wearer’s head movement,exhausts the worker, and slows down their efficiency. While working, it easily pulls away to expose the wearer’s face. It is more effective and economical to wear an un-hooded cover-all with our soft-stretch hood. Our soft-stretch hood securely covers the entire head and neck, and it allows the freedom of head movement.
Our VitaFlex Soft-stretch Hood was to create an effective, yet comfortable, protective head-cover to protect the wearer's head from exposure to harmful materials such as airborne volcanic ash, sand storm dust, or bio-hazard materials during disaster relief of all types. It has since been embraced by over 1,200 companies (from dirty jobs to cleanroom) in Chemicals, Fertilizers, Biocides, Pigments, Paint, Mining, Materials Compounding, Powder Coating, Industrial & Commercial Painting, Metal Grinding, Media Blasting, Railcar Refurbishing, Shipyards, Batting and Blown-In Insulation, Spray Foam, Waterproof Coating, Pest Control, Asbestos & Lead Remediation, Disaster Restoration, Metal Recycling, Poultry Farms, Composting, and many others. There are also Food Processing, Clean Rooms, Medical, Hunting & Sports, and Military Training applications in development.
We suggest wearing goggles with anti-fog lenses. To prevent Lens Fogging on Economical Goggles, place the goggles firmly on the bridge of the nose on top of the hood material. If necessary, enlarge/open the vent holes on the upper edge of the goggles to vent any remaining moisture-laden breath. Our hood can then be positioned to cover over the openings.
Caution: The VitaFlex Hood is not for replacing a mask when required by OSHA. Not for blocking organic solvent, toxic or bio-hazard gases, fumes, or vapors. Not for blocking pressurized liquid and particles. Not to be used near flames or in an environment of above 200 ˚F.
VITAFLEX NON-LATEX SOFT-STRETCH HOODS
Outstanding Protection wiht Ultra-Fine Filtering Capability
The product design characteristics of our hoods include high filtration protection provided through a multi-layer structure having ultra fine porosity and filtering capability. These head-covers provide superior protection from spray, dust, and other airborne particles as well as protection from bacteria. They also block wind, sun, sand, or other demanding conditions in the elements.
Soft-stretch hoods are soft and form fitting to the wearer without the irritating stress from overly restrictive elastic components. Different designs are possible which expose eyes only, eyes and nose, or eyes, nose and mouth, and all without restriction of peripheral vision. The Vitaflex triple-layer structure has a ΔP of only 0.2. In other words, the resistence to air flow is nearly nonexistent.
Rubber Free to be Environmental Friendly
Our associates are dedicated to being world-class manufacturers in the production of green innovative products. We have a long history here. We are located in the very first textile mill of Burlington Industries, which was built in 1923, and has been in continuous operation since then. To learn more about our legacy, please go to www.burlingtontechnologies.com.