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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.
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.
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)
Accident Location and Frequency Related to Chain Saw Use
Statistics supplied by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report on Chain Saw Related Accidents. Sources NEISS (National Electronic Injury Surveillance System)
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.
Avertic® is all about protection and meets the requirements of standards below
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