In Australia and New Zealand, the heat can become unbearable, especially while on the worksite. Staying cool becomes a top priority. One of the body’s natural mechanisms for cooling down is through sweating. However, excessive sweating can lead to dehydration, which can cause serious health risks. That’s why it’s important to have the Evaporative Technology Cooling PPE products from Ergodyne’s Chill-Its Range. Take advantage of this natural process of the body to help cool you down faster.
Sweating is the body’s way of regulating its temperature. When sweat evaporates from the skin, it removes heat from the body, and as a result, cools it down. However, when the body sweats excessively, it can lead to dehydration, which can cause symptoms such as dizziness, weakness, and headaches. If left untreated, severe dehydration can lead to heat exhaustion and heatstroke, which can be life-threatening.
Along with a hydration plan, and drinking plenty of water, Evaporative Cooling Products can help combat the effects of excessive sweating and prevent heat stress. Evaporative Cooling works using a super evaporative PVA material to absorb water to then allow it to evaporate slowly for an instant, long-lasting cooling relief.
WET EVAPORATIVE COOLING
Wet Evaporative Technology is a method of cooling technology that uses the natural process of evaporation to remove heat from the air. This technology typically involves the use of a cooling device, such as a cooling towel or a cooling vest, that is soaked in water and then worn against the skin. As the water evaporates, it absorbs heat from the body, providing a cooling sensation.
Take the science of sweat to a whole new level with 4 different wet evaporative materials that combine water and airflow to deliver instant cooling in a variety of styles, fits and feels.
1 // PVA: Absorbing like a sponge, hyper-evaporative Poly Vinyl Alcohol (PVA) holds the most water for maximum cooling power while remaining mostly dry to the touch.
2 // MICROFIBER: Ultra-soft, absorbent, and moisture-wicking, microfiber is an always-on double threat – comfortably absorbing and wicking sweat when dry, refreshingly cool when wet.
3 // ACRYLIC POLYMERS: When soaked in cold water, super-absorbent acrylic polymers plump up with moisture to deliver extended cooling relief.
4 // EMBEDDED POLYMERS: Similar to acrylic polymers, embedded polymers absorb cold water to deliver the same prolonged cooling with less bulk.
DRY EVAPORATIVE COOLING
The principles of dry evaporation are similar to wet evaporation in that the cooling process is activated by water and airflow. Body heat and the surrounding air will cause the water within the vest to evaporate – cooling the wearer down.
Patented dry evaporative cooling provides an innovative and effective alternative to those looking for: a 100% dry cooling experience, lightweight, extended cooling, low-maintenance and easy-to-use.
THE CHILL-ITS COOLING PPE RANGE
With its innovative polymer crystals and simple tie closure, the Chill-Its 6700 Evaporative Cooling Bandana is designed to provide all-day cooling relief in even the hottest conditions. Simply soak the bandana in water for 2-5 minutes, then tie it around your neck, forehead, or wrist for instant relief from the heat. Made from a durable, lightweight material that is comfortable to wear and easy to clean.
The Chill-Its 6602 Evaporative Cooling Towel is made of a unique fabric that retains water and evaporates slowly, providing long-lasting cooling relief. The towel is easy to activate; simply soak it in water, wring it out, and snap it to activate its cooling properties.
Perfect for working in hot environments, the Chill-Its 6487 Multi-Band is a versatile and effective cooling solution that can be used in a variety of ways. Its adjustable design allows for a custom fit comfortably around your neck, head, or wrist. Activates by soaking it in water for 2-5 minutes and lasts up to four hours of cooling relief!
The Chill-Its 6685 Dry Evaporative Cooling Vest is designed to be worn over clothing and features a zipper front. Its advanced PVA material holds water without feeling heavy, and it will provide instant long-lasting cooling relief.
Keep in mind that it is important to recognise the signs and risks of dehydration due to excessive sweating. Using evaporative cooling products will keep you cool, prevent dehydration, and more work-efficient for longer.
Working in hot environments can be challenging, and it’s essential to keep workers protected from heat stress and dehydration. Our Hydration Plan Toolbox Talks are designed to engage and educate workers with the knowledge to stay safe. Contact us today to schedule a free session for your team. Check out the entire Chill-Its Cooling Range to help you beat the heat.
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