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28 Apr 09

Ergodyne Adds Insect Shield® Protection

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Insect Shield Repellent Apparel

St. Paul, Minn. (April 28, 2009) – Ergodyne today announced the introduction of Insect Shield®-treated models to its Glowear® and Chill-Its® lines to help protect workers from insect borne diseases, such as Lyme disease and West Nile Virus. Insect Shield is an innovative new defense in the battle against bugs, converting clothing and gear into long-lasting, effective and convenient insect protection. The treatment uses a man-made version of a natural repellent found in certain types of chrysanthemum flowers like the African Daisy. This EPA-registered apparel treatment is proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, ants and midges (no-see-ums), and it lasts through 70 washes.

“Insect Shield continues our record of developing products and partnerships to help protect workers,” said Tom Votel, president and CEO of Ergodyne. “Our Insect Shield Repellent Apparel is odorless, colorless and puts insect repellency near—not on – your skin. This eliminates the need for toxic sprays and lotions that require reapplying, and it reduces the environmental impact of leaving behind empty plastic containers as well.”

Ergodyne’s GloWear® apparel treated with Insect Shield helps increase worker visibility while decreasing their exposure to insect-borne disease risks. Insect Shield-treated Chill-Its provide cooling comfort while helping keep bothersome bugs away.

About Insect Shield

Insect Shield’s patent-pending technology provides effective, invisible and odorless protection against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges (no-see-ums). Insect Shield apparel categories include outdoor, golf, hunting, fishing and equestrian in partnership with select brands including ExOfficio, L.L. Bean, Orvis and Outdoor Research. Insect Shield gear categories include camping, patio, beach, pet and horse products, in partnership with brands such as Horseware Ireland and Orvis. For more information about Insect Shield visit For more information, visit, email or call 800-225-8238 // (651) 642-9889.

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.