General Manager, Sarinya Nonsri explained, “The first 2 products available to the UAE market are a cooling jacket and a cooling scarf which can incorporate an individual company’s colours and logos”.
“The jacket consists of pockets containing cooling gel that maintains body temperature within limits for up to 4 hours in extreme conditions”.
The gel which was originally designed for military applications is now available through Orbis. The jackets can be refrozen through a swap out freezer facility normally located on the contractor’s site.
The cooling scarf required no freezer and instead relies on the heat transfer principle yet is extremely effective. To activate the scarf the user needs to soak the crystals in water for several minutes after which effective cooling is maintained for 6-8 hours. It can be worn around the neck, forehead or placed inside a safety helmet.
Initial site trials in Dubai have proved extremely effective and Orbis now expects to supply major contractors in the region. The other benefit is that workers are more effective during the hottest periods and productivity is maintained. Orbis expects the cooling products to be applicable to any outside workers such as those in the construction industry, landscape gardeners, government workers and the police.
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