Branchburg, NJ (PRWEB) December 09, 2011
Falcon Safety Products, manufacturer of the Dust-Off® brand of consumer electronics cleaning products, proudly announces the U.S. launch of its Dust-Off non-flammable ECO compressed-gas cleaning duster. Falcon Safety Products is proud to be one of the first U.S. manufacturers to utilize this revolutionary new propellant; a move that is in keeping with the company’s long history of environmentally conscious manufacturing choices. The ECO duster, which was released earlier this year throughout Europe, has been very well received in Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, and UK among other countries.
“We are very proud of the product’s success overseas and are excited to offer this environmentally advanced product to our U.S. retailers and consumers,” said Phil Lapin, President/CEO for Falcon Safety Products. “Dust-Off products have historically set the bar in terms of quality, reliability, and environmental consciousness. This new ECO duster clearly demonstrates both our market leadership position and our sensitivity to environmental concerns. More importantly, it allows our retailers to offer a more environmentally-friendly alternative to their customer base.”
The non-flammable ECO duster will provide consumers with access to the very latest in compressed-gas technology and the highest quality choice for special needs cleaning in the home, office or lab. While the new propellant utilized in this new duster is more complex and costly to manufacture, it will satisfy the demand of a significant and growing segment of the consumer market that is willing to pay a premium for products that contribute to greater environmental benefit. A new, colorful and “green” can design with the “ECO” name prominently positioned on the primary graphic panel highlights the environmentally-sensitive platform and distinguishes the product on retail shelves.
The launch of the ECO duster enables Dust-Off to expand its already substantial product range and continue to lead the industry in promoting environmental accountability. The non-flammable ECO duster will feature a GWP (global warming potential) rating of 6 – a rating that is 99.5% lower than any other non-flammable duster on the market. This new offering from Dust-Off represents a significant improvement in terms of safety and environmental impact.
To achieve this extremely low GWP number, Dust-Off product specialists worked with product engineers from Honeywell International, a global leader in next-generation fluorocarbon technology, to introduce Honeywell’s non-flammable HFO-1234ze tetrafluropropene propellant into the Dust-Off line.
In 1994 Dust-Off became the first brand of compressed-gas duster to switch from a propellant with a GWP of 1430 to one of 124 – a demonstration of the company’s market leadership and commitment to environmental accountability. As the market leader, Falcon takes great pride in setting the standard for environmental and product safety in its industry, as demonstrated with the introduction of the ECO duster.
In the United States, the ECO duster will initially be available only in a 5oz offering, which will carry a suggested retail price of $24.99. Plans are underway to offer the ECO duster in a variety of sizes in the near future.
About Falcon Safety Products Inc.
Founded in 1953, Falcon Safety Products Inc. is a privately held corporation headquartered in Branchburg, New Jersey. A world leader in compressed-gas technology, Falcon manufactures a diverse line of products including the Dust Off® brand of computer / personal electronics cleaning products and signal horns for the marine, sport and safety markets. For additional information, please contact Falcon Safety Products Inc. at 908 707 4900 or visit http://www.falconsafety.com.