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PRESS RELEASE - Avon sets new standards for riot control respiratory protection

Date: 17 August 2014

Avon Protection has announced the award of DEKRA Gmbh certifications for the CE approved HM50 CBRN respirator and the HMK150 Helmet Mask Kombination System. With a reputation of delivering industry firsts, Avon’s HMK150 is the only product on the market approved to this impressive standard.  

Earlier this year Schuberth and Avon introduced the HMK150 to the European market. This previously unseen level of protection has gathered interest from law enforcement teams across Europe. The HMK150 is specifically designed for both CBRN Respiratory Protection and Riot Control providing enhanced head protection in threatening environments with advanced design and seamless transformation.

The unique piece of protective respiratory equipment combines two cutting edge products designed to the highest of standards. Based on the Avon advanced 50 Series mask platform, which is used in over 60 countries worldwide, the Helmet Mask (HM) system brings the pedigree of a face mask proven for use in the harshest CBRN environments.

The exchange of the harness for the helmet connecting straps before operational duty converts the full face mask to be compatible with the world leading Schuberth P100N Police helmet. The full face respirator is connected to the helmet in seconds during operation with no requirement for the helmet to be removed. Respiratory protection is seamless and the result is a revolutionary product approved to the most advanced German Police specification, for use in non-CBRN environments. 

Fundamental features to this unique design include exclusive visor technology, air flow management, lightweight and slim profile allowing for extended operational durations and left or right filter canister mounting options minimizing shoulder mounter device interference.

John Penton, Sales Director Europe & Asia Pacific commented “Following extensive research and development, and the certification awards by DEKRA Gmbh,  Avon and Schuberth are now able to place absolute confidence in this advanced helmet mask respiratory protection solution for riot control. This product will enable enhanced protection levels in hazardous environments to standards never seen before.”