Firefighters are often exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), which can increase the danger for cancer. Devold base-layers offer extra protection.
In addition to strong heat, fire fighters are exposed both during and after the effort, to a wide range of gases and particles from fire smoke. Research shows that fire fighters are somewhat more susceptible to developing a variety of cancer diseases than the general population. The properties of the fire cover associated with the penetration of hazardous particles are essential to limit adverse health effects. The purpose of the project is to establish new knowledge and methods for testing the penetration of harmful soot and smoke particles in fire coverings. This will further provide a basis for developing new fire coverings that strongly reduce particulate matter damage to health.
Devold® was founded in 1853, based on the idea of protecting people against the elements. Our first customers were fishermen and workers facing the harsh climate along the Norwegian coast. Today, almost 170 years later, our goal is still to make quality garments that withstand wear and tear. Devold® delivers high quality apparels, combined with functional and attractive design.
Devold® develops soft and comfortable garments, designed to protect the users against cold, heat and flame. We do research, tests, and trials to give the customers what they want: security for their employees.
Our products have been tested and approved in accordance with European standards. Flame retardant underwear from Devold® Protection was as the first in Europe approved according with European standard – EN 531 (replaced by EN 11612) and the Swedish standard – EBR (the electric arc test). We were also the first that got the ENV 50354 (replaced by EN 61482-1-2) approval on natural fibre.
Devold®Protection focuses on maintaining a high environmental profile throughout the production, and many of our products are Oeko Tex certified.
To learn more, come and visit us at our stand at Interschutz Hall 014, Stand HO2.