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The World’s Toughest workers, deserve superior protection!

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The World´s No.1 Chainsaw Protection refers to Avertic® as the first patented chainsaw protective textile in the world.

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AVERTIC

The original.

In the early 80:s Kjell Eng, the founder of Engtex, got the idea to use textiles for protection and cut prevention. Having worked as a logger earlier in life, he was very aware of the danger in using and handling a chainsaw. The first generation of protection fabrics consisted of a multilayered specially designed tricot fabric that pealed off layer by layer at contact with the saw chain. The first chainsaw protection ever was born. Statistics showed a reduction in injuries at work-related accidents in forestry work and logging. It did not however stop the more severe accidents with deep cuts and lethal outcome.

Development of a third generation of protection fabrics started in 1991-1992. By using a combination of new protection techniques, new materials and finishing, this new generation of protection textile enhanced not only the wash ability of garments but also the level of protection compared to earlier generations.

With today’s cut prevention fabrics Kjell Eng’s original idea, Engtex and the trade mark Avertic® has protected forest workers all over the world. For over three decades Engtex and Avertic® has built a robust reputation for security, safety and confidence.

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The Avertic Concept.

Not like any other chainsaw protection

Accidents happen often by mistakes and mistakes are often made when you are tired. Therefore we do not only focus on the protection itself, we also want to offer you the best comfort. Avertic® is the lightest chainsaw protection on the market, has very good breathability and high moisture transfer. Maintain all features by washing your garments regularly. A superior comfort enables you to be more productive and work for long hours without getting exhausted.

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LAYER TECHNOLOGY

LAYER TECHNOLOGY

We strive to offer the highest level of protection using least amount of layers. This to keep the weight to a minimum and the comfort superior.

BREATHABLE

BREATHABLE

Avertic® chainsaw protection has a rather open structure which allows the fabric to breathe.

HIGH MOISTURE TRANSFER

HIGH MOISTURE TRANSFER

We choose the best raw materials for high moisture transfer. This will keep you dry when working hard.

LIGHT WEIGHT

LIGHT WEIGHT

Avertic® is the lightest chainsaw protection on the market. We only use high performance yarns especially adapted. This combined with our advanced knitting technique allows us to produce a light weight textile and use fewer layers without compromising on safety.

INCREASED ECONOMY

INCREASED ECONOMY

Tests have shown that the productivity increases dramatically when you can trust the protection you are wearing. The fact that Avertic® is lighter, more durable and has the ability to breath enables you to work for hours without getting exhausted which also decrease the risk of injuries.

WASH & DRYABLE

WASH & DRYABLE

Not like any other chainsaw protection, Avertic® performs even better after being washed! Tests show that after being washed 50 times the performance of Avertic® still stays the same.

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Whenever chainsaw protection is needed, there is an Avertic® product available. Leading manufacturers use Avertic® chainsaw protection in gloves, trousers, jackets, chaps and boots to meet necessary safety standards. Our mission is to keep you safe. Make sure it´s Avertic® inside!

DEMAND

Highest quality protection.

Working in a forrest environment is a risky business. Infact the number of severe injuries and even deaths is drasticly higher for foresty workers, compared to any other regular working group. 23 times higher annual fatality and 6 times more injuries that any other US working groups (Source: NIOSH publication)

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Accident Location and Frequency Related to Chain Saw Use

2 %
HEAD
2 %
UPPER BODY
2 %
HAND AREA
2 %
LEG
2 %
FOOT AREA

Statistics supplied by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report on Chain Saw Related Accidents. Sources NEISS (National Electronic Injury Surveillance System)

SECURING QUALITY

To secure the performance and the Quality level of Avertic®, the material undergoes numerous tests. We test the materials for resistance to pilling and surface fuzzing (Martindale), Tear properties, tensile properties, shrinkage along with test and checkups during production, all to maintain the high level of Quality and responsibility that comes with manufacturing of Personal Protective Equipment.

But the most important test for us and for our end users is the tests performed in our own certified Chainsaw test rig. To have this test equipment available provides us with instant knowledge of the performance of Avertic and gives us the opportunity to test the safety performance of every delivery.

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STANDARDS

Avertic® is all about protection and meets the requirements of standards below

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Visiting Address (delivery)

Engtex AB
Falköpingsvägen 36
565 33 Mullsjö
SWEDEN

Postal address

Engtex AB

Box 83
SE-565 22 Mullsjö
SWEDEN
Tel: +46 392 377 70
Fax: +46 392 377 95

Sales Avertic

Mr. Patrik Johansson
+46 702 02 28 99
patrik.johansson@engtex.se

 

Mr. Joachim Almvång
+46 705 53 63 06
joachim.almvang@entex.se

 

Mr. Johan Juntorp
+46 720 65 83 29
johan.juntorp@engtex.se

Sales U.S

Mr. Hal Eleazer
+1 (864) 237 35 29
hal.eleazer@gmail.com

© 2016 AVERTIC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

All employees at Engtex should be treated the same in terms of job assignments, pay or working conditions regardless of their gender, parental status, ethnic origin, age or sexual orientation. Bullying and harassment of any kind are wholly unacceptable and must be combated.
All our employees should receive the training and information they need to do their jobs properly, to develop new skills and contribute to the continual improvement of production and business processes.
We ensure that all company members feel that Engtex is a safe and secure place to work.

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