Alpha Solway launches the new Alpha Flow Protective Mask range to help workers breathe easily
24 January 2017
Renowned disposable respirator manufacturer Alpha Solway is helping protect workers against the threat of breathing hazards with the launch of the new Alpha Flow Series, which includes the UK’s first P3 charcoal filter.
The five-product Alpha Flow series has been designed to improve comfort and performance whilst maintaining a secure fit to provide enhanced breathing protection for workers coming into contact with dust, fumes, vapours and particulates across a wide range of industry sectors.
Providing effective breathing protection in environments from textile manufacturing through to the iron and steel industry and underground civil engineering, every product in the series has been manufactured in accordance with EN149: 2001+A1 2009.
Offering breathing protection from FFP1 to FFP3, the new Alpha Flow Series – which is colour coded for ease of identification when varying levels of protection are required – protects against a range of respiratory hazards from non-toxic dust (FFP1) through to environments where workers will encounter potentially hazardous oil and water-based particulates (FFP3).
The higher performance FFP3 charcoal model is the first of its type in the UK and loaded with activated carbon to protect against nuisance odours and organic vapours.
Three products in the range also benefit from a newly designed, larger exhalation valve which reduces heat build up, improves wearer comfort and thanks to its lower profile, increases field of vision.
A specially designed four-part manufacturing process ensures the Alpha Flow masks are kept in prime shape for optimum filter performance thanks to an innovative new mesh shell design.
The new design also features a preformed nose bridge which not only eliminates the need for regular adjustment, but also prevents glasses from misting due to the immediate fit it provides.
Completely metal-free and therefore suitable for use in the food industry, further features include a large filtering surface area ensuring very low breathing resistance and an adjustable head strap allowing for a secure and comfortable fit.
The head strap holder on each side of the mask also has a ‘winged’ design which not only makes wearer adjustments extremely easy, has incredible strength over traditional staple designs. They are also compatible with a wide range of safety eyewear.