Jetstream Signs Distribution Agreement With TST® Sweden
Safety gear for waterblasting and hydrodemolition applications available to Jetstream customers
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 2, 2011) – Jetstream of Houston, LLP, a leading manufacturer of industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment, has announced a relationship with TST® Sweden AB to offer customers personal protective equipment for waterblasting and hydrodemolition applications from the TST Sweden product line. The agreement with the protective suit specialists at TST Sweden will give Jetstream’s customers in the United States and Canada access to a wide range of advanced protective clothing and gear for ultra high pressure (UHP) applications. Samples of TST Sweden’s protective equipment were on display at the Jetstream exhibit (Booth #1076) during the 2011 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International.
"We constantly look for ways to serve our customers better, and the addition of the TST Sweden product line enables us to better meet our customers' needs," said Mike Bullard, parts and accessories marketing manager for Jetstream. TST Sweden waterjet protection products are now available for same day shipping from Jetstream, and can also be purchased or rented from FS Solutions locations throughout the United States.
"Waterjets generated by pressures as low as 1,000 psi can cause injury, but because of the price of quality protective gear, most users of waterjet protective equipment today are ultra high (40K) users," Bullard said. "TST Sweden’s proven product range includes gear that provides excellent protection at a more affordable price. We're excited that the availability of these products will encourage more companies that operate at lower pressures to outfit their operators with waterjet protection gear, thus increasing the overall safety of the industry." He added that Jetstream recommends wearing appropriate protective gear at all times when operating waterjet equipment.
TST Sweden's products are designed for ease of use, increasing the likelihood that the operator will wear the clothing. Because the gear can be put on or removed quickly and easily, there is less downtime on the job. The company’s protective clothing features ultra-high performance, high-molecular weight polyethylene Dyneema® fiber, which is thinner and more flexible than traditional materials, and 15 times stronger than steel on a weight-for-weight basis.
For more information about the TST Sweden safety gear available from Jetstream and the FS Solutions centers, please call 800/822-8785, or visit www.waterblast.com or www.fssolutionsgroup.com.
Founded in 1990, TST Sweden AB uses unique and revolutionary technology to develop and manufacture a variety of protective clothing for defense against everything from heat, cold and high-pressure water to bacterial and chemical contamination to help achieve safer, more comfortable and more productive work environments. For more information, please visit www.tst-sweden.com.