Swenco Limited dba Steel-Flex

Waterloo,  ON 
Canada
http://www.steelflex.com
  • Booth: 1423

Brands: Steel-Flex


 Press Releases

  • WATERLOO, Ont. August 31, 2016: Swenco Limited of Waterloo, Ont. and Redbacks Cushioning Ltd. of the United Kingdom have agreed to co-brand Redbacks knee pads with Swenco’s Steel-Flex label in North America.

     

    “This is a very innovative product that aligns nicely with the high standards of quality and protection set by the Steel-Flex Puncture Resistant Insole and the Steel-Flex Steel Toe Overshoe,” said Matthew Rowlands, Swenco’s assistant general manager. “The hard-working North American knee is about to get some much-needed stress relief.’’

     

    The knee pads will be available this fall at select retailers and industrial distributors.

     

    Redbacks builds the knee pads on a flexible, honeycombed structure instead of foam. The honeycomb holds a “leaf-spring” membrane that Redbacks developed to dissipate pressure, add comfort and reduce the risk of long-term harm to the knee joint.

     

    While eyes and feet often get most of the attention when it comes to safety at home and work, knees are also prone to injury from sudden strains, as well as stress over time. Hospitals perform almost 800,000 knee-replacement procedures a year in North America.

     

    “Five years of research and scientific testing were devoted to creating the most advanced knee protection in the world using the unique, patented Redbacks Cushioning® leaf-spring technology,” said Clifford Lockyer, chief executive officer of Redbacks Cushioning Ltd. “Your car does not use pads, it uses a suspension system. Your knees deserve nothing less.”

     

    Waterproof, machine-washable and built for comfort, Redbacks knee pads come in two formats: one that straps over the knee, and one that slips into knee pockets of specially designed workwear.

     

    “This agreement underscores Swenco's commitment to developing and sourcing products that help people safely pursue their work and recreational activities,” Rowlands said.

     

     

    About Swenco Limited

     

    For more than 50 years, Swenco Limited has been North America’s largest manufacturer and most-trusted supplier of engineered safety components used in most recognized brands of safety footwear, including Honeywell, Kodiak, Timberland, Dakota, Terra, STC, Red Wing, Baffin and many others.

     

    Contact:

    Matthew Rowlands,

    Assistant General Manager,

    519-884-7400, Ext. 102

    mrowlands@swencolimited.com

     

    About Redbacks Cushioning Ltd.

     

    Formed in 2011, Redbacks Cushioning helps people work safer, more comfortably and longer, whatever their working or leisure environment. Their mission is to develop class-leading products that promote good health, comfort and well-being by reducing pressure on the human anatomy.

     

    Contact:

    Clifford Lockyer,

    CEO,

    Redbacks Cushioning Ltd.

    +44 1327 702104

    cliff.lockyer@redbackscushioning.com


 Products

  • Steel-Flex Steel Toe Overshoe
    Steel-Flex® Overshoes provide excellent temporary toe protection at an affordable price. They are available in our highly distinctive Steel-Flex® Yellow*, Pink or Standard Black TPR....

  • The safety overshoe market is overrun with product that has been adapted from existing steel toe caps and overshoes; whose original purpose was to be used for regular footwear. The Steel-Flex® line of steel toe overshoes has been designed specifically and exclusively for this application only.

    At the heart of this line is our steel toe overshoe which has been developed with the Health & Safety professional in mind, offering revolutionary benefits as;

    • moulded in our highly distinctive Steel-Flex Yellow* TPR material for easy identification from a distance assuring compliance with most Health & Safety policies, or, if you prefer, in standard black TPR material or Pink,
    • a new steel toe, designed to be high and wide enough to accommodate low-heeled, blunt-toed street shoes and boots safely and comfortably,
    • ambidextrous design of every boot makes it very easy to pull a pair out of a mixed box with no awkward searching for a left and right to make a pair,
    • a unique and effective new tread design providing exceptional slip resistance on typical workplace walking surfaces,
    • generous fit and easy-on design of the product in seven graduated, colour-coded sizes makes fitting them over your shoes a snap.

     

  • Steel-Flex Puncture Resistant Insole
    Steel-Flex® Puncture Resistant Insoles are an exciting new product offering both superior comfort and puncture resistance with a fully encapsulated, flexible Steel-Flex® steel midsole....

  • Steel-Flex® Puncture Resistant Insoles are extremely light and comfortable, weighing only slightly more than a regular non-puncture resistant insole, and can be worn continuously in your footwear or only occasionally as the need for extra protection is required. They can be used in many types of regular non-safety footwear in place of any existing insole that has been provided with the footwear.

    Steel-Flex® Puncture Resistant Insoles have many suggested applications for use, including but not limited to, occasional use opportunities in factories and workplaces where safety policy dictates that penetration resistant footwear protection must be worn by employees and visitors. Examples of specific applications where footwear penetration protection is highly recommended are;

    • in the tire recycling industry,
    • renovation and construction industries,
    • metalworking,
    • medical first responders,
    • sanitation and landfill sites,
    • hunting and fishing,
    • any time there is a risk of contact with a sharp object.

    Steel-Flex® Puncture Resistant Insoles are a perfect accessory in the household toolbox and can be used as necessary by the homeowner for those indoor and outdoor jobs where puncture hazards can occur at any time. Sharp nails or screws, shards of glass, syringes, needles, wood splinters, rusted steel scraps etc. are all real life examples of hazards that cause injuries every day at home and at workplaces.

     

  • Pocket Knee Pads by Steel-Flex® powered by Redback
    Steel-Flex® powered by Redbacks® award winning knee pads have been scientifically proven to outperform foam knee pads by Professors at Staffordshire University. Available early Fall 2016....

  • There are many compelling reasons why our Redbacks® knee pads are best suited to your working environment:

    • The only knee pad in the world to contain leaf-spring cushioning technology
    • Protects and cushions the knee for long lasting comfort
    • Technology dissipates weight, reducing pressure on the knee
    • Soft matrix structure protects the knee from cold or hard surfaces
    • Features an abrasive resistant cover to prevent objects from penetrating the knee
    • Curved to fit, placing the knee in the correct position to reduce pressure on the ankle
    • Uses soft rubberised materials for 100% recovery to original shape without loss of function
    • Significantly outperforms and outlasts all foam and gel kneepads
    • CE approved (CE5574 EN 14404-2004 + A1:2010 Type 2 Level 1)
    • Washable and dry cleanable without the need to remove from trousers
    • Waterproof and breathable
    • 100% recyclable
    • Patented worldwide
  • Strapped Knee Pads by Steel-Flex® powered by Redba
    Steel-Flex® powered by Redbacks® award winning knee pads have been scientifically proven to outperform foam knee pads by Professors at Staffordshire University. Available early Fall 2016....

  • There are many compelling reasons why our Redbacks® knee pads are best suited to your working environment:

    • The only knee pad in the world to contain leaf-spring cushioning technology
    • Protects and cushions the knee for long lasting comfort
    • Technology dissipates weight, reducing pressure on the knee
    • Soft matrix structure protects the knee from cold or hard surfaces
    • Features an abrasive resistant cover to prevent objects from penetrating the knee
    • Curved to fit, placing the knee in the correct position to reduce pressure on the ankle
    • Uses soft rubberised materials for 100% recovery to original shape without loss of function
    • Significantly outperforms and outlasts all foam and gel kneepads
    • CE approved (CE5574 EN 14404-2004 + A1:2010 Type 2 Level 1)
    • Washable and dry cleanable without the need to remove from trousers
    • Waterproof and breathable
    • 100% recyclable
    • Patented worldwide

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