Passive laser safety clothing

Protect Laserschutz, in collaboration with its partners Spezialtextilwerk Funke and Held, has added passive laser safety clothing and laser safety gloves to its product portfolio. The development of both products was part of a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWE).

The new Bodyguard laser safety clothing is certified for the entire wavelength range from UV to IR. It gives power densities between 1,000-10,000 kW/m2, depending on the wavelength of the laser. The highest power densities are attained in the 315-1,400nm wavelength range.

The clothing is breathable and washable, a particular advantage with respect to other products, especially for procedures performed under high-temperature conditions. The clothing can also be used for a variety of welding jobs that do not necessarily involve working with lasers.


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