By Anthony Capkun
December 6, 2012 – The Oberon Company has launched an arc flash faceshield to address what it calls the biggest issue with arc-rated PPE (personal protective equipment): the inability to see colours. This clear grey faceshield uses a special IR dye in a proprietary compound that produces a true colour lens. Unlike the traditional green faceshields, says Oberon, grey is a medium-density filter that allows 100% colour acuity. This is the first true grey faceshield (not requiring a laminated lens) to be available in Canada, adds the company. The shield is manufactured with polycarbonate material for high-impact and high-mass performance. An 8.2 cal/cm2 model is available right now, with higher levels of protection currently being tested.