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The Leader in Safety Eyewear Launches Breakthrough Uvex SeismicTM Sealed Safety Eyewear

Flexible Design Offers a New Level of Comfort and Adaptability for Extreme Work Environments


Smithfield, RI – June 8, 2009 – Uvex®, the leading brand of safety eyewear and part of the worldwide Sperian Protection Group announced today the launch of Uvex Seismic sealed eyewear. The Uvex Seismic is a breakthrough in ergonomic, adaptable design combining comfort and high performance protection against impact, sun, wind, dust, and debris. The adaptive design can be worn with snap-in temples or headband and with or without the cushion-lined sub-frame. Workers can now adapt to their environment and address a range of hazards—grinding, chipping, shaving and sanding—with one solution, the Uvex Seismic.

Uvex Seismic sealed eyewear offers wearers a contemporary, flexible design with a range of comfort and adjustability features for all-day wear. Soft nose pads conform to a variety of facial profiles and minimize slippage. The high-quality foam sub-frame provides cushioning and protection from fine particles. Padded temple tips deliver behind-the-ear comfort, while the flame-resistant headband adjusts for an excellent fit.

“We designed Uvex Seismic eyewear to address the challenges faced by workers in environments where high levels of dirt, dust and other airborne particulates is common,” said David Iannelli, Senior Product Manager for the Uvex brand. “Because Uvex Seismic eyewear offers high levels of protection from dirt and fine particles, it is particularly well-suited for industries such as oil and gas, energy generation and heavy manufacturing.”

For protection in a variety of environments, lenses are available in Clear, Amber, Espresso, and SCT-Reflect 50 tints with Uvextra™ AF anti-fog, Hardcoat anti-scratch or Dura-streme™ dual coating technology options. Dura-streme combines our two best lens coatings — Uvextreme® anti-fog on the interior and Ultradura ® anti-scratch on the exterior — for long-lasting, durable anti-fog performance and added chemical resistance. The Uvex Seismic sealed eyewear is available in popular black and contemporary metallic-blue frame colors. The cushion-lined sub-frame and headband are replaceable and extend the life of the eyewear for added total-cost-of-ownership value.

The Uvex Seismic meets ANSI Z87.1-2003 (High Impact) standard with and without the cushion-lined frame, and is certified to comply with CSA Z94.3 standards only when worn with cushion-lined frame.

About Uvex
Uvex is the world’s top-selling protective eyewear brand. Through high-performing products and innovative services, Uvex is the brand that inspires people to heighten awareness, increase productivity and foster a culture of safety in the workplace. For more than 60 years, Uvex has delivered the most advanced coatings, styles and materials to protect workers in every industry. Its commitment to rigorous testing and extensive research and development ensures that every Uvex style meets or exceeds industry safety standards while delivering unparalleled comfort. The brand’s unique service offerings enable safety managers to access Uvex expertise, educational tools, programs and references to build and sustain best-in-class safety platforms. Sperian Protection offers Uvex® branded products exclusively in the Americas. For more information please visit www.uvex.us.

About Sperian Protection
With nearly 6,000 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection serves the global personal protective equipment (PPE) industry, providing hearing, eye, respiratory, fall, body and hand protection. As a world leader in multiple PPE categories, Sperian is committed to offering innovative products adapted to high-risk environments so that workers in the manufacturing and services industries can work with confidence. For more information, please visit www.sperian.com. Sperian Protection is listed on Euronext’s Eurolist and on the SBF120. It is eligible for the SRD deferred settlement system.

For additional Uvex product information contact:
Sperian Customer Care
900 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Tel: 800-682-0839
Fax: 800-322-1330

Media contact:
Holly Wolfe
Holly Wolfe PR