10/07/2011

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA Unternehmensbereich Sicherheitstechnik

For a safe perspective Dräger launches X-pect 8000 - a new line of safety glasses

Lübeck – Dräger expands its product range of personal protective equipment. The new line of safety glasses X-pect 8000 contains eleven models that combine eye protection with superb wearing comfort and are recommended for nearly all applications.

All glasses provide at least 99 % UV protection. They are certified in accordance with the standard for personal eye protection EN 166:2001 and comply with requirements of the highest optical category (class 1). Made of polycarbonate, these safety glasses are light-weight and resistant against mechanical strain. Some models can be adjusted to the individual user's head to increase the wearing comfort. In addition, most models have glasses with anti-scratch and anti-fog coating.

Thanks to their ergonomic design, the new eye protection is easily compatible with the Dräger X-plore series respiratory protective devices of the. Therefore, our eyewear can be used in a variety of applications – from sanding and painting by craftsmen to working with gases, fumes and smoke in industry or laboratories. Our glasses can be divided into three categories:

Well combined: “Fit-over” glasses
Users wear the Dräger X-pect 8100, so-called “fit-over” glasses, over their own prescription eyewear. The new models provide a wide field of vision. Protective rails on the upper and lateral side of the glasses ensure all-round protection against dust or larger particles such as shavings.

Light-weight glasses for use over long periods: The safety glasses
X-pect 8300 safety glasses are particularly recommended for long-term use, for example in chemical or pharmaceutical areas, for lab and maintenance work and in industry.
A model made of non-conductive materials is available for work in high-voltage areas.


Overall protection: Full-view protective glasses
X-pect 8500 full-view protective glasses provide a seal around the eye of the wearer to protect the eyes against gases and fumes. The polycarbonate version offers additional protection against hot particles. Its acetate lens makes the X-pect 8515 model particularly resistant to chemicals.

Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA is manufacturer of the X-pect 8000 safety glasses.

Dräger. Technology for Life®
Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Dräger products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, in 2010 Dräger generated revenues of around EUR 2.18 billion. The Dräger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 11,000 employees worldwide. Please visit www.draeger.com for more information.


Investor Relations, Vanina Hoffmann, Phone: +49 451 882 2685, E-mail: vanina.hoffmann@draeger.com