Avon Protection Systems, Inc. Celebrates Launch of C50 Mask with Contest

BLUFFTON, Ind., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In a contest celebrating the launch of its C50 respirator, Avon Protection Systems, Inc., part of Avon Rubber p.l.c., awarded the Bluffton, Ind. Police Department (PD) 20 C50 masks and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) approved filters - one mask and filter for each member of its force.

The latest full facemask by Avon Protection Systems - a world leader in design, development and manufacture of specialist personal respiratory protection products - the C50 respirator is NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) CBRN approved and provides optimum respiratory protection, comfort and compatibility for law enforcement tactical teams.

"I was so thrilled when we received the call from Avon Protection Systems that we had won its new C50 gas masks for our entire department," said Tammy Schaffer , Bluffton, Ind. police chief. "Within the industry, Avon Protection Systems is known for its highly advanced protection equipment. We are so fortunate that our entire department will now be outfitted in some of the best protection gear available."

The respirator features an advanced, distortion-free panoramic polyurethane visor that is highly flexible, scratch- and impact-resistant and provides better vision and weapon sighting. The C50 mask's lightweight design ensures superior comfort over long periods in the field, as well as compatibility with helmets and CBRN protective clothing.

The C50 mask's chloro-butyl / silicone blend face piece ensures a better seal and greater wearer comfort. Offered in three sizes to provide a comfortable fit for virtually all face sizes and shapes, the mask can be donned in as little as nine seconds.

"We are pleased to provide the entire Bluffton PD with this next generation of protection," said Bruce Schorer, director of sales and marketing, homeland security, Avon Protection Systems, Inc. "Avon Protection Systems' C50 mask is really a remarkable product. In fact, it is an extension of the platform that our U.S. Department of Defense trusts to protect our armed forces."

Avon Protection Systems mailed 17,000 entry forms to police chiefs across the United States . A drawing was held on June 22 to determine the contest winner. Avon Protection Systems presented the masks and conducted a fit test for the Bluffton PD on Aug. 8 , during a departmental training session.

For more information about the C50 mask and Avon Protection Systems' superior line of respiratory protection products, interested parties can visit www.avon-protection.com or call 1-888-AVON-440.

About Avon Rubber p.l.c.

Avon Rubber p.l.c. supplies a range of advanced CBRN respiratory protection solutions through Avon Protection Systems to the world's military and police forces, as well as first responders and emergency services. Avon Protection Systems is an acknowledged world leader in the field of CBRN respiratory protective equipment and has been supplying respirators to the UK Ministry of Defense and other NATO allies for over 80 years. Trusted by U.S. armed forces, Avon Protection Systems holds the Joint-Service General-Purpose mask contract with the Department of Defense. Avon Rubber p.l.c. also owns Avon-ISI, which designs, develops and manufactures a range of SCBA equipment for fire, rescue and law enforcement, as well as military applications, further enhancing the product offering to end users and enabling integration of RPE systems to suit varying operational requirements. Avon has manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom and the United States .

SOURCE Avon Protection Systems, Inc.