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New RT Hoods Offer Unique Sport Neck Cuff and Added Comfort Features

Customers drive improvements to Bullard’s new RT Series DuPont™ Tychem® 4000 Hoods

MARCH 26, 2009 – CYNTHIANA, KY – Bullard has improved its popular RT Series DuPont™ Tychem® 4000 Respirator Hoods* with a new sport neck cuff, made from soft nylon material, for added comfort. This new feature, along with the Bullard patented air delivery system, allows air to move freely through the hood keeping users cool and allowing easier head and neck movements.

The patented air delivery system in the RT Series delivers air over the user’s head, down the front of the lens and into the breathing zone. This over-the-top air flow virtually eliminates lens fogging and reducing the possibility of dry eyes and nasal passages. Other benefits of the RT Series include the largest lens in the industry with 135 square inches of unobstructed viewing, a headband-free design, long inner and outer bibs for a higher level of protection, and a 1,000 Assigned Protection Factor (APR).

The RT Series Respirator Hoods are used with Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPR) and Supplied Air Respirators (SAR), and are available in DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 (RT3) or DuPont™ Tychem® 4000 (RT4) models. The RT4 DuPont™ Tychem® 4000 model features taped and sealed seams and is Saranex-coated, providing excellent permeation characteristics against more caustic chemicals.

Founded in 1898, Bullard is a leading manufacturer of personal protective equipment and systems worldwide. Product lines include thermal imagers, firefighter and rescue helmets, respiratory protection devices, and hard hats. Bullard is headquartered in Cynthiana, Kentucky. For more information on Bullard products, e-mail, call Bullard Customer Service at 877-BULLARD or


Dupont™ Tychem® 4000 is a registered Trademark of E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company.