HexArmor is pleased to announce the release of their latest innovative product, HexShade UV by Snap Brim. HexShade UV will complement the launch of their new safety helmet line being released in July.

HexShade UV is a revolutionary safety helmet accessory that offers wearers a firm, weather-resistant panel to extend shade up to three inches from the helmet’s brim. With various models available, HexShade UV easily and securely snaps onto both HexArmor safety helmets and most other safety helmets to help provide protection against the sun’s damaging UV rays, while also helping to increase productivity. Wearers will experience less sun glare; extra protection on the ears, neck, shoulders, and upper face; and more cooling comfort during the hours of high sun exposure.

“We’re very excited to add head protection and accompanying accessories, like HexShade UV, into our safety lineup. Sun exposure can often be overlooked, but our hope with HexShade UV is that it will go a long way in preventing both painful sunburns and the potential for skin cancer by blocking extra sun rays,” says Steve VanErmen, President and CEO of HexArmor.

Its sturdy construction also allows for versatile use while working in other elements as well, sheltering workers from rain, dust, and snow. This lightweight, easy to don and doff accessory is complete with a removable neck shade to help ensure maximum protection.

“Our focus is to bring the best products to the market to protect people,” VanErmen continues. “Since day one our goal has been to provide innovative and quality products that bring workers back home to their families every day, unharmed.”

A partnership between HexArmor and Snap Brim, the original creator of the sunshade, has allowed for a combination of resources to address the need for safety helmet accessories.

For additional information about HexShade UV or safety helmets by HexArmor, please contact Todd Mellema, HexArmor Chief Revenue Officer, at todd.mellema@hexarmor.com.

About HexArmor

Founded in 2004, HexArmor is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a mission of sending every worker home safe, every day. Co-founded by Steve VanErmen and Brent Lohrmann, HexArmor has defined the market for high-performance cut, puncture and needle resistance. It also leads the industry in hand impact protection. In 2016, HexArmor partnered with a German-based personal protective equipment manufacturer with over 90 years of experience to offer safety eyewear in North America. HexArmor employs more than 150 safety professionals who work hard each day to solve difficult safety problems for leading companies in oil and gas, construction, energy, lumber, pulp and paper, transportation, and other industrial segments.

About Snap Brim

Snap Brim was invented in Australia in 2005 by a safety professional with over 30 years of experience in the Workplace Health and Safety industry. Created to provide consistent UV protection for workers to help eliminate or mitigate skin cancer and related issues, Snap Brim has quickly become the safety helmet accessory leader in offering rigid sun protection that’s easily attached, affordable, and durable. With various models available, Snap Brim fits approximately 70% of all safety helmets currently on the market and is widely used in various countries worldwide in construction, power utility, mining, and other industries where safety helmet users experience sun exposure.