Coming in from the cold
23 January 2013
Arco has worked with its cold store customers to develop products for a new range of clothing, footwear, gloves, head protection and thermal base layers that will keep workers operating in cold storage areas safe. Res
Research from Arco revealed that existing cold store garment components often cracked at extreme temperatures, bulky clothing restricted movements and didn't allow for layering below. In addition, it was found that cold store garments were susceptible to becoming scuffed and torn, reducing thermal protection.
Arco says that the garments in its new cold store range are robust, hard wearing and water repellent and entirely machine washable. All the components are tested to perform at low temperatures and have been designed to enable good freedom of movement and to allow for base layers to be worn comfortably.
The garments are made with double layers of 3M Thinsulate Wadding, keeping workers warm, comfortable and protected in temp - eratures above -50Â°C. All garments in the range meet the requirements of EN 342:2004 and EN:340:2003.