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Uvex Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Falcon Protective Eyewear Line


Innovative Frameless Design Drives Double-Digit Annual Sales Growth

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Aug. 15, 2006 – Uvex(r), world leader in safety eyewear, today announced the five-year anniversary of its Falcon line of premium protective eyewear. Since its launch in July 2001, the product line has experienced average sales growth in the double digits year over year.

“Uvex has had tremendous success with the Falcon product family,” said Erica Osley, group product manager, American brands. “While it provides superior comfort and excellent eye protection coverage, Falcon’s popularity and sales growth can be attributed to its position as a high-quality, stylish alternative to other, more traditional safety eyewear in the category.”

Falcon features frameless dual nine-base wrap-around lenses to provide superior peripheral coverage and complete protection of the entire eye area all with style and a sporty design that is unmatched in the industry. Its frameless design provides workers a clear, unobstructed view of their environment for improved workplace safety. It also has a one-click system to remove lenses for replacement, making the eyewear an even more economical choice.

Versatile and economical, Falcon is hard at work in a number of industries including automotive, transportation, food processing, aerospace and clean room applications such as semiconductor. It meets or exceeds ANSI and CSA standards and Falcon is one of the lightest protective eyewear in its class, weighing just 22 grams. The temple color comes in black nylon, and lenses are available in clear, espresso, amber, mirror and SCT-Reflect 50.

Please refer to the Uvex safety eyewear catalog for complete product details and ordering information or visit www.uvex.com.

Contact:
Holly Wolfe
KempGoldberg
207-773-0700, ext. 226
hwolfe@kempgoldberg.com


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