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Trelleborg Launches Lightest Level A Ensemble Ever Certified to NFPA 1991-2005.

Mansfield, MA, July 21, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Trelleborg Protective Products announces the launch of Trellchem NEO, the lightest Level A protective ensemble ever certified to NFPA 1991-2005. The garment utilizes a unique laminate material to create an ultra lightweight Level A suit with outstanding strength, integrity and chemical resistance. In addition, its chemical barrier is imbedded on the inside of the suit material giving added protection from both abrasion and scratches.

"Our innovative technology in protective garment design has allowed us to produce a Level A garment certified to NFPA 1991-2005 that weighs around 9lbs." says David Mack, General Manager of Trelleborg-Viking in Mansfield, MA, "This is lighter than any other NFPA 1991-2005 certified garment, which typically weigh anywhere from 10 to 20 lbs. Being lighter weight provides major benefits to the wearer in terms of comfort, ease of use and reduction of heat stress."

Additionally, Trellchem NEO is priced competitively and yet still has many of the features that user's have come to expect in a Trelleborg suit. Blue in color, the new garment provides:

- Impact resistant hard visor

- Large and clear viewing area

- Easy don/doff Trellchem bayonet glove ring system

- No overcover required for full certification

- Upgradable ventilation system

- Available with integrated anti-fog Lens that eliminates all condensation

The Trellchem NEO is co-certified with EN 943:2-2002/ET, and easily passes both the NFPA & EN pressure test requirements. Users and Dealers can request a demonstration of the suit by contacting Trelleborg at tvi.usa@trelleborg.com, or call (800)344-4458.

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For more information or high resolution images please contact:

Hoyt Hughes, Trelleborg-Viking, Inc

+1-800-344-4458

hoyt.hughes@trelleborg.com

For press releases from the whole of Trelleborg Group, visit the Trelleborg Media Center. The Products and Solutions section allows you to select news by industry. Go to www.trelleborg.com/news

Note To Editors

Background to Trelleborg Protective Products and Trelleborg Group

Trelleborg Protective Products, with US Operations based in Mansfield, MA, is a leading Global designer, manufacturer & distributor of Chemical Protective Ensembles (including four certified to NFPA 1991-2005), Protective Shelters, Hoods and Dry Suits. Trelleborg's full line of products sold under the brand names of "Trellchem", "Viking" & "TrellTent" have been re-defining PPE & Hazmat Diving for over 100 years. For further information, please visit either www.trellchem.com or www.vikingdiving.com, or email them at tvi.usa@trelleborg.com.

Trelleborg is a global industrial group whose leading positions are based on advanced polymer technology and in-depth applications know-how. Trelleborg develops high-performance solutions that seal, damp and protect in demanding industrial environments. The Trelleborg Group had annual sales 2009 of approximately SEK 27 billion (EUR 2.5 billion), with around 20,000 employees in over 40 countries. The Group comprises four business areas: Trelleborg Engineered Systems, Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on the OMX Nordic List, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.

Contact Information:

Trelleborg-Viking, Inc.

David Mack

800-344-4458

david.mack@trelleborg.com

www.trellchem.com

For press releases from the whole of Trelleborg Group, visit the Trelleborg Media Center. The Products and Solutions section allows you to select news by industry. Go to www.trelleborg.com/news
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