Avon Protection and SecureBio, Ltd. have developed a new line of personal protective equipment (PPE) that will be showcased at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from Feb. 22 through 26.
Avon specializes in the development of PPEs that are specifically designed with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats in mind. The new line of protective equipment is based on the company's NH15 escape hood.
"Avon is enhancing the world-leading NH 15 with a range of ensembles offering respiratory protection, suits, gloves and personal decontamination solutions, and biological and explosives detection," Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, managing director of Avon's CBRN program and former chief operating officer of SecureBio, said. "Suits and gloves and personal decontamination equipment – evidence shows that secondary decontamination is the biggest killer post a CBRN event and hence our individual packs cover all eventualities."
Avon also recently announced that it will be offering support services to security teams for major global events. This would include consultation and equipment to facilitate proper response for CBRN and hazardous materials-related threats or attacks.
"This comprehensive service will give major event organizers a cost-effective means of providing comprehensive CBRN and HAZMAT protection for their events, safeguarding the public and their employees in the current challenging environment of terrorist threats," De Bretton-Gordon said.