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uvex ramps up production of specialist PPE

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The uvex brand, a globally renowned leader in occupational safety and health, is based on one mission: to protect people.

The products of the uvex sports group include helmets for winter sports, cycling and horse riding, skiing and sports goggles; as a partner of elite international sport, uvex equips over 1,000 top athletes across the world. Everything revolves around safety at work in the uvex safety group: they produce personal protective equipment from head to toe – from protective helmets to safety shoes.

Combining these two worlds into one brand is greater than the sum of its parts.

Wherever you see the name uvex, you can be sure that you will enjoy the combined expertise and greatest possible experience from the fields of sport and workplace safety. uvex sports and uvex safety not only complement each other brilliantly in product development, but they also work hand in glove in many other areas too, including the Red Bull District Ride 2014 in Nuremberg or the DATEV Challenge Roth 2016.

At major sporting events like these, uvex is not only on the track with helmets and goggles but also behind the scenes protecting the assembly team.

The most in-demand uvex products since the start of the pandemic

In line with the motto of #protectingpeopletogether, uvex has ramped up production.

In response to the pandemic, the Robert Koch Institute published its recommended actions for protection against SARS-CoV-2 pathogens.

Based on these recommendations, uvex developed a range of products specifically designed for use during the coronavirus pandemic and increased production of existing products from its portfolio:

uvex respirators

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been challenges in meeting demand for respirators. In spite of the fact that manufacturers have ramped up production, there has been a shortage of respirators around the world. Given the seriousness of the situation at the start of the pandemic, uvex set aside buffer stock of respirators for medical personnel to protect these front-line employees. uvex called on its internal testing laboratory to verify and guarantee the quality of its range of respirators. The team is continually working to improve delivery availability and to increase production capacity. To secure the future supply of these essential products, uvex is entering into long-term delivery contracts with its partners, as well as generally expanding its capacity. Currently, none of the respirators produced by uvex are dispatched to warehouses; every single product is delivered directly to end users, who can put them into service where they are needed most. uvex prides itself on being able to play an important role in combating the pandemic by helping to keep people safe all around the world.

Spectacles with mouth and nose mask (MNM)

As hygiene protocols were implemented across industry, there was an increased demand from industrial customers. uvex saw a significant upturn in general demand for safety spectacles, particularly in the medical and public sectors, across the world. To minimise SARS-CoV-2 virus infections in industry, uvex designed a pandemic protection set based on uvex pheos spectacles and a mouth and nose mask developed in-house at uvex. The double-stitched mouth and nose mask can also be used as a bag for the safety spectacles, enabling the wearer to conveniently transport both items together.

uvex goggles

Goggles with a frame in category 3 (liquids: droplets and spray) or higher are generally recommended as the most effective way to prevent the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering the body through the eyes. This recommendation fuelled increased demand for category 3 uvex goggles. To provide even greater protection, goggles with a frame in category 4 (dust particles > 5 microns) and/or 5 (gas, vapours, mist, smoke and dust particles < 5 microns) are recommended. Employers are responsible for providing the appropriate PPE.

uvex overalls

Employees in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors require full body protection. This is of enormous importance to doctors, medical personnel and pharmacists. Many uvex disposable overalls satisfy the requirements of the DIN EN 14126 standard for clothing designed to protect against infectious diseases. These overalls have been tested for resistance to media that contain micro-organisms, such as fluids, aerosols or solid dust particles. They have not been tested for protection against specific viruses or bacteria. Overalls with taped seams provide a higher level of protection as the micro-organisms are small enough to penetrate through the tiny needle holes along the seam.

uvex hygiene gloves

Safety gloves made in Germany meets Swiss technology: the innovative uvex phynomic silv-air and uvex phynomic silv-air grip safety gloves minimise the risk of contact infection from objects within five minutes. The revolutionary textile technology HEIQ VIROBLOCK by CHT inhibits the spread of bacteria and viruses on both glove designs and deactivates 99.9% of microorganisms on the glove surface.


The uvex phynomic silv-air grip safety gloves also feature transparent nubbing on the primary contact areas to provide enhanced grip in dry environments.

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