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Uvex Protg(tm) Safety Eyewear Combines Sports Styling With Lightweight Comfort

December 6, 2005

Health & Safety

Smithfield, RI — Uvex(R), world leader in safety eyewear, has introduced the new Uvex Protg(tm), a line of safety eyewear designed to offer workers the ultimate in lightweight comfort and sports-styling innovation while providing the protection they need.

Uvex Protg safety eyewear weighs in at 27.5 grams, less than one ounce. A secure, wrap-around brow expands to accommodate a wide range of users, while Uvex’s proprietary Floating Lens(tm) technology increases flexibility for a better fit. Soft temple tips and nose pad provide added comfort and ensure a secure fit.

Uvex Protg lenses are available in clear, gray and SCT-Reflect 50 mirrored tints with a choice of Ultra-dura(R) anti-scratch coating or Uvextra(tm) anti-fog coating. Frames are available in gloss black or sandstone. Uvex Protg safety eyewear meets the ANSI Z87+ standards for high impact protection, and also the Military V0 standard. This means the Uvex Protg can withstand an impact of 650 feet per second.

The world’s top-selling protective eyewear brand, Uvex has been an acknowledged leader in safety eyewear innovation for over fifty years. The pioneer of many groundbreaking innovations such as Flex Seal(R), a cost-effective silicone goggle body, and MMT — Multi-Material Technology(R) used on the Uvex(R) Genesis(R) and XC(R), Uvex is a leading brand of the Bacou-Dalloz Group.

Bacou-Dalloz is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of personal protective equipment, offering a comprehensive range of safety products designed to protect people from hazards in the workplace. The Group specializes in head protection equipment (eye and face, respiratory and hearing protection), body protection equipment (clothing, gloves and footwear) and fall protection equipment. With a worldwide presence and over 6,000 employees, Bacou-Dalloz endeavors to contribute to ongoing improvements in workplace health and safety by providing innovative, comfort-engineered products that workers want to wear. The Groups products are sold through a worldwide network of distributor partners for use in all sectors of activity (construction, manufacturing, telecommunications, homeland security, petrochemicals, medical, public services, etc.). Bacou-Dalloz is listed on the Premier March of the Euronext stock exchange in Paris, and is part of the SBF 120 index.

For additional information on Uvex products, contact:
Uvex Customer Service
900 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Tel: 800-682-0839
Fax: 800-322-1330
Email: JGoldman@bacou-dalloz.com


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