The world’s first hard hat made from renewable resources!
MSA has always been a pioneer in safety, starting nearly 100 years ago with our first Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products designed to better protect underground miners. That tradition continues into the next century with the introduction of the V-Gard GREEN — the world’s first sustainable protective helmet.
Designed to Stay out of Landfills
All V-Gard helmets are made of High Density Polyethlyene (HDPE) and carry a “Number 2 Plastic” recycling symbol. HDPE carries low risk of leaching and is readily recyclable into many other goods, including detergent bottles, pens, recycling containers, and drainage pipes, to name a few.
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Frost & Sullivan (F&S), a 50-year old global research organization consisting of 1,800 analysts and consultants who monitor more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies, presented MSA with the “2013 Global New Product Innovation Leadership Award in Head Protection.” F&S’ independent analysis of the Head Protection Market indicated that MSA addressed the sustainability needs through its V-Gard® GREEN hard hat, helping reduce human interference on environmental balance. F&S indicated that with this highly commendable product innovation, MSA pioneered the concept of sustainable nature-inspired product development into the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) industry.
1 Ecoefficiency Study, Fundação Espaço Eco, 2007).
2 Brazilian Government – Ministry of Science and Technology – National Climate Change Program,
on the CO2 emissions produced by generating the electricity consumed by a Brazilian home in 12 months.
MSA Supports these GREEN organizations