3M technology transforms safety eyewear for chemical and pharma industries

Published: 4-Sep-2013

Pressure diffusion temple technology provides higher levels of comfort and fit, firm says

Scientific research by 3M has led to a ‘ground-breaking’ development in safety eyewear and the launch of a product range suitable for chemical and pharmaceutical workers.

SecureFit Protective Eyewear is the first range to feature 3M’s pressure diffusion temple technology, which the firm says provides noticeably higher levels of personal comfort and security of fit.

Incorporating flexible ribs into the temple area of the frame, this technology allows SecureFit eyewear to self-adjust to the size and shape of the wearer’s head, reducing slippage and movement while in use. It also enhances comfort by dispersing pressure across the temple area.

Nikita Shah, Technical Engineer from the Personal Safety division of 3M, says: ‘3M understands how challenging it is to fit a diverse workforce with safety eyewear that provides effective protection and comfort to all.

‘Our research has shown that 71% of the health and safety officers we surveyed put non-compliance down to discomfort. 3M undertook comprehensive research into face shapes and sizes throughout the world including detailed digital modelling. The result is the development of pressure diffusion temple technology, which, without the need for any adjustment by the user, helps to diffuse pressure across the temple while holding the frame securely in place for a secure and comfortable fit.’

With a lightweight design weighing only 18g, SecureFit Protective Eyewear is available in three lens colours (clear, grey or yellow) with anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings. It meets the requirements of EN166:2001 and also absorbs 99.9% of UVA and UVB radiation thanks to its polycarbonate lens.

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