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  January 12th, 2024 | Written by

Ergodyne Unveils Cutting-Edge Thermal Gear to Meet Rising Demands in the Cold Storage Sector

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In response to the burgeoning needs of the rapidly growing cold storage sector, Ergodyne has introduced four innovative thermal solutions meticulously designed for work crews in refrigerated facilities. The surge in cold storage warehouse construction, driven by increased demand for frozen food, pharmaceuticals, and delicate chemicals reliant on refrigerated infrastructure, has prompted the development of this specialized gear.

Claudia Weber, Product Manager at Ergodyne, emphasized the company’s commitment to addressing the safety and well-being of workers in this critical sector. The goal was to create thermal gear that not only ensures exceptional warmth and safety but also provides clarity in the complex world of thermal ratings. Ergodyne collaborated closely with cold storage professionals to develop products that meet the real-world demands of those facing extreme cold conditions daily, offering education on the various factors influencing thermal performance.

The new thermal solutions include N-Ferno 6475 Insulated Freezer Coveralls, 6476 Insulated Freezer Jacket, and 6477 Insulated Freezer Bib Overalls, all rated to -50°F (-46°C) for up to five hours of moderate activity. These products feature a durable 100% ripstop polyester shell with a water-resistant coating, 200g 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation for warmth, and convenient details like oversized pockets, D-rings, mic tabs, and pen holders.

Complementing the lineup is ProFlex 850 Insulated Freezer Gloves, rated to -20°F (-29°C) for up to one hour of moderate activity. These gloves provide a balance of warmth and dexterity, touchscreen-friendly design for handheld scanners or smartphones, and a sure-handed silicone grip on fingers and palms.

Weber highlighted that Ergodyne’s expert-driven design incorporated insights from workers in cold storage environments to ensure the gear’s practicality and effectiveness. The company aims to transparently communicate thermal ratings, acknowledging the variability influenced by individual factors and worksite conditions.

As sub-zero temperatures present only one of the many hazards in warehousing and distribution centers, Ergodyne’s comprehensive safety efforts align with OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations. The safety initiatives cover various aspects, including ergonomics, slips and falls, hand protection, housekeeping, and more.