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The Elliotts Foundry Jacket Range Explained

Selecting The Best Foundry Jackets For You & Your Workers' Needs     At Elliotts, we pride ourselves on our ability to work with our customers to create what they want and how they want it.    We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to and take on board customer feedback. Our extensive range of foundry gears is a...
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What are the Health Risks to Foundry Workers?

7 Most Common Health Risks When Working in a Foundry      A foundry worker’s health is at risk both during and outside of work. The health risks faced by foundry workers are directly and indirectly affected by the nature of their work. Foundries are dangerous settings to work in, so being aware of possible health risks and ...
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Protection Fits Like a Glove: Choosing the Perfect Extreme Heat Resistant Gloves

Extreme heat can be many workers’ bread-and-(melted)-butter, but it should never be underestimated. Proper safety precautions, such as PPE, are essential to avoid injury. Here at Elliotts, we offer a wide range of contact heat-resistant gloves and radiant heat-resistant gloves, each perfectly suited for different types of danger. No matter ...
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Difference Between Primary and Secondary Protective Clothing

Foundries can be dangerous places, but they are not uniformly so. A worker is more at risk while pouring molten metal than they are while walking around a quieter area, and safety regulations account for this by requiring more protective layers. Foundry protective clothing can be grouped into two categories: primary protective clothing and ...
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Elliotts New Foundry Materials

A Roundup of the Most Appropriate Fabrics and Materials for Foundry PPE In foundries where workers are exposed to extreme heat and harsh environments, effective PPE is paramount. There are a range of fabrics and materials designed for use in the industry. We have put together a roundup of the most appropriate materials and their benefits.  ...
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What is Foundry Work?

Working in a Foundry   The Foundry industry dates back to 1480 when Vannoccio Biringuccio (1480-1539) first documented the foundry process in writing. In the 550 years since then, this industry has made many technological leaps and bounds, but the basic concepts of the industry are still the same.     Foundry Work and Two Types ...
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Health Effects of Heat Exposure When Working in a Foundry

The Foundry Work Environment and Heat Stress   The human body is an amazing machine, capable of achieving great things; however, it needs to be at a perfect balance at all times. A change in temperature, for example, means the body needs to adapt to survive.   The furnaces and molten metal in a foundry create an extremely hot working ...
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How Chemicals Found in a Foundry Can Affect the Body

Ensure The Safety of Foundry Workers Handling Hazardous Substances   When working in a foundry environment, operators are exposed to an array of hazardous chemicals. Chemicals, in this instance, include any hazardous substances, dangerous goods and combustible liquids that are encountered by handling, moving or storing within the workplace...
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Heat Resistant Gloves - The Difference Between Contact Heat Gloves & Radiant Heat Gloves

Use The Right Heat Resistant Gloves for The Right Application   Both contact and radiant heat-resistant gloves are frequently used in the foundry industry, where workers are constantly exposed to materials that exceed thousands of degrees in temperature. Whilst the difference between these two types of gloves is small, using the incorrect ...
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Did You Know – What is Modacrylic?

Modacrylic and Its Uses   Modacrylic is a word that is most commonly used when discussing FR Workwear and Clothing.   Did you know that our Tecasafe Plus FR Workwear is constructed from a tri-blend that is 48% modacrylic? Did you know that this is one of the reasons why Tecasafe Plus is a soft, lightweight fabric that is extremely ...

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