This is an introductory page for face shields
and face protection products with links to several specialized product
pages. You will be able to learn more about specific
face shield applications, such as impact, chemical splash and radiation clicking on the pictures or descriptions below.
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This page shows
different carriers for face shields, such as Headgear and Visor Brackets for
safety helmets. Page also shows a listing of materials and measurements of Elvex
full line of face shields.
Face Shield Performance Requirements according to ANSI Z87.1-2010.
Face shields are tested to ANSI Z87.1-2010, and below you will find a
summary of the Requirements and Test Procedures.
1.0 mm (.039 in) at thinnest point
High Mass Impact
Face shield shall be capable of resisting impact from a pointed
projectile weighing 500g (17.6 oz.) dropped from a height of 127 cm (50
High Velocity Impact
Face shield shall be capable of resisting impact from a
6.35 mm (1/4 in) diameter steel ball traveling at a velocity of 91.4 mps
(300 fps). For sample size of 20, no failure may occur.
Basic impact requirement for all devices: 1 inch diameter
steel ball weighing 86 g (2.4 oz) dropped at 127 cm (50 inches)
Face shield shall be capable of resisting penetration from
a weighted projectile weighing 44.2 g (1.56 oz) dropped from a height of
127 cm (50 in).
The prismatic power shall not exceed 0.37 prism diopter in
any direction. Vertical and horizontal prism imbalance shall not exceed
1/4 prism diopter and horizontal prism imbalance shall not exceed 0.125
diopter "base in" or 0.75 diopter "base out".
Refractive Power and Astigmatism
Lenses shall not exhibit more than 3% haze, when tested
in accordance with....
No striae, bubbles, waves or other visible defects that
would impair optical quality is allowed.
Clear and filter plano lenses shall comply with table one
of Z87.1. Special purpose lenses shall comply with Table 2.
After cleaning the function of the face shield shall not
Lens: Manufacturers mark, and if applicable "S"
for lenses with less than 85% visible light transmission.
All major components shall bear Manufacturers mark
and shall be marked "Z87"