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MERCANTA - Headwear & Head Protection

Preamble Head protection can be divided into four main groups: 1.0 Headwear 2.0 Safety Helmets 3.0 Bump Protection 4.0 Hoods 1.0 Headwear We offer an extensive range of pliable caps in various designs and colours. These caps are mainly used for outdoor applications to protect workers from sun, dust and wind. They are lightweight, comfortable and can be equipped with custom made company emblems for cor- porate identity. When a cap has a mesh back, it provides better air ventilation and therefore we call it desert cap, for use in hot environments. Baseball caps have a back made of cloth and eyelets for air ventilation. We also offer premi- um quality polo caps made of brushed cotton. 2.0 Safety Helmets Safety helmets are designed to provide head protection from impact hazards in an industrial environment. They con- ➤ UV stabilised High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) For general purpose, wherever light duty applications require the use of a safety helmet. Especially suitable at construction sites. CAUTION: Not suitable for works with hot materials! Features ➣ lightweight ➣ no absorption of humidity ➣ high dielectric strength ➣ good resistance against chemicals ➣ higher toughness than polypropylene in applications at low temperatures ➣ cheaper than fibreglass ➣ lower durability than polypropylene or fibreglass ➣ can melt easily at higher temperatures sist of a rigid shell and a suspension working together as a protective system. The shell is balanced for all day comfort and one-piece injection moulded. All models feature advanced styling and are available in several moulded colours. Suspensions consist of two major components: an adjustable, padded headband and double crown straps. Plastic clips slide into recessed slots in the shell to hold the suspension in place, eliminating pressure points around the headband. The suspension supports the shell away from the head to provide a fixed safety clear- ance between the top of the headband and the shell, irrespective of the angle at which the safety helmet is worn. This allows both the shell and the suspension to work together as a system to absorb energy in the event of impact. Several types of suspensions are available, mainly manufactured of low density polyethylene or terylene webbing. An effective choice of material for safety helmets depends on the specific requirements such as weight, temperature, or impact and abrasion resistance. Safety helmets are, therefore, primarily manufactured from the following materials: ➤ Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) For use in mechanical workshops, construction areas and all factories working with cold materials. CAUTION: Not suitable for working with hot materials! Features ➣ lightweight ➣ no absorption of humidity ➣ better toughness than polyethylene at higher tem- peratures ➣ high dielectric strength ➣ light-duty quality ➣ cheaper than fibreglass ➣ lower durability than fibreglass ➣ limited use at low temperature Material Characteristics UV stabilised high density polyethylene (HDPE) ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) Fibreglass Ageing stability good good good UV resistance good average very good Form durability average up to +50° C good up to +70° C excellent up to +400° C Breaking strength good good excellent Humidity absorption none none negligible Brittle tendency negligible negligible none Chemical resistance good good very good Specific weight 0,30 kg 0,35 kg 0,50 kg Quality light duty light duty heavy duty Comparative Table of Material Characteristics 2

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