MCR Safety Launches New Glove with DuPont™ Kevlar®
WILMINGTON, Del., February 24, 2015 - DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) and MCR Safety today announced the launch of a new cut-resistant glove, “Memphis Orange” with Kevlar®. MCR Safety is promoting its products with DuPont technology under the new Dare Bigger™ brand platform. This glove uses patented DuPont™ Kevlar® engineered yarns allowing glove companies like MCR Safety to Dare Bigger™ and bring new levels of cut-resistance performance and dexterity, along with features such as high visibility, to the market.
"We are proud to collaborate with DuPont in an effort to provide the next generation of cut protection,” said Mitch Lewellen, CEO of MCR Safety. “This ANSI Cut Level 4 product features a high level of cut protection with a thinner and more flexible glove. This high-visibility Memphis Orange with Kevlar® provides greater visibility for a higher level of safety awareness.”
The breadth and versatility of the Kevlar® technology platform helps enable customers to design products that make a difference when performance and safety are crucial. The use of Kevlar® can be found in everything from fire fighter and industrial protective clothing to vehicles, fiber optic cables, mining belts, commercial aircraft and city roads, and in many consumer products such as mobile phones, tires, and sporting apparel and equipment.
“Our customers and licensees are world-class organizations that share our passion for quality and safety,” said Kathy Kowalski, global brand leader for DuPont Protection Technologies. "The proven strength, endurance and versatility of DuPont™ Kevlar® enables them to perform bigger.”
MCR Safety will offer free samples of this new glove to qualifying customers for a limited time. Participating customers must have a minimum of 50 employees wearing cut protection and be willing to complete a product evaluation form within 30 days. Contact MCR Safety to enroll at 901-202-6201. The program will be effective March 16 while supplies last. Upon receipt of product evaluation form, participants will receive a safety “shake” kit. Samples may be purchased at http://www.mcrsafety.com/shop for those not participating in the product evaluation program or requiring additional product for evaluation.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Kevlar®, DuPont™ Kevlar® Facebook and Twitter sites will highlight 50 Dare Bigger™ Moments throughout 2015. Visit the Dare Bigger™ microsite, or click here to submit a Dare Bigger™ moment, innovation, or story of your own. During the ESPN X Games Aspen, DuPont featured various products containing Kevlar®, including skis, body armor, helmets, firefighter turnout gear and the new Memphis Orange gloves with Kevlar®.
MCR Safety has over 40 years of experience as a leader in the field of personal protective equipment (PPE). MCR Safety globally manufactures and distributes safety gear marketed as MCR Safety, Memphis Glove, Crews, River City, and US Safety. MCR Safety offerings include gloves, glasses and garments which are made from the highest quality materials available to ensure maximum safety, comfort, and style.
DuPont Protection Technologies is a leader in technologies and products that protect people, the environment and critical assets worldwide. For additional information, please visit DuPont Protection Technologies. For media information on the Kevlar 50th anniversary, please visit the DuPont™ Kevlar® Media Center.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.