14 Novembre 2023

Avon Protection integrates Artis materials innovation lab

Avon Protection, present at Milipol Paris 2023, has hit a new stride in the industry by integrating the Artis research and development laboratory into its brand. The lab, located in Melksham, UK, will bring its legacy of quality to the Avon Protection name.

This strategic move underscores Avon Protection’s commitment to safeguarding over 3.5 million users worldwide. Steve Elwell, President of Avon Protection, highlights the importance of continuous innovation in materials and technology to ensure the safety and comfort of operators across extreme environments and demanding tasks: “Our latest cutting-edge developments are the result of deep investment in materials and technology innovation, an integral part of our identity, to better support those who protect us, every day.”

The integration enhances Avon’s ability to deliver bespoke material solutions across defence, transportation, and the oil and gas sectors. With a focus on rubber and polymer research and development, the lab’s scientists are striving to create new materials that fulfill stringent performance and manufacturability standards. The lab’s facilities boast advanced rubber compound development, extensive testing capabilities, and the formulation of novel materials—all aimed at producing sustainable, superior products.

Martin Spencer, VP Engineering at Avon Protection, praises the lab’s century-plus legacy in material science, embodying the company’s dedication to customer-centric innovation: “It’s ingrained in our DNA to think about our customer’s needs and innovate relentlessly to meet and exceed them with our mission-critical solutions.” The lab’s expertise not only supports Avon’s product development, but also enables customers to develop materials for their specific product applications.

Hall 5A / Stand J167