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Xeros Tech Grp plc : MARKEN's position in US firefighter's PPE market

  •   17 December 2018

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Xeros Technology Group plc

17 December 2018


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17 December 2018


Xeros Technology Group plc


MARKEN establishes a unique position in US firefighter's personal protective equipment servicing market


Xeros Technology Group plc (AIM: XSG, 'Xeros', 'the Group'), the developer and provider of water saving technologies with multiple commercial applications, today announces that MARKEN, its North American high performance workwear business specialising in the cleaning, inspection and repair of firefighter's personal protective equipment ('PPE'), has become the only Independent Service Provider ('ISP') in North America to secure UL DQS ISO ISO-9001 registration, recognising the company's highest standards of quality management.


The UL DQS ISO ISO-9001 registration has been secured for each of MARKEN'S sites in North America: North Las Vegas, Nevada; Austell, Georgia; Medley, Florida and Corona, California.


Additionally, MARKEN has become one of only a handful of ISPs to secure verification under both US National Fire Protection Association ('NFPA') 1851 and 1855 standards, covering structural, proximity and technical rescue PPE used by fire departments. The verifications allow MARKEN to clean, decontaminate, inspect and repair every element of a firefighter's PPE such as jackets, trousers, boots and helmets, using Xeros' unique, patented technologies.


Joey Beeman, General Manager of MARKEN commented:


"The welfare of the more than a million permanent and volunteer firefighters across the US is of paramount importance to us in developing MARKEN's service offering. With serious concerns about how firefighters are repeatedly exposed to dangerous situations and toxic carcinogens while in the line of duty, it's more important than ever to ensure their protective clothing and equipment is effectively cleaned, decontaminated and maintained to ensure it is kept in prime condition.


"Securing ISO registration recognises that MARKEN is driving up standards across the US market for the cleaning and maintenance of firefighter's clothing and specialist protective equipment.


"With both ISO and NFPA verification, MARKEN is rapidly establishing a reputation as the market leader in the US for the cleaning and maintenance of firefighter PPE.


"We are seeing considerable interest from fire departments across North America - acknowledging the clear benefits of MARKEN's higher standards of operation and Xeros' unique cleaning technologies in developing cost-effective and sustainable solutions for the cleaning and decontamination of firefighter PPE."


MARKEN is the only service provider operating in coast-to-coast locations in North America to hold UL DQS ISO 9001 registration and both UL NFPA 1851 and 1855 verification.






  Xeros Technology Group plc

  Mark Nichols, Chief Executive Officer

  Paul Denney, Chief Financial Officer


Tel: 0114 321 6328


  Jefferies International Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint  Broker)

  Simon Hardy / Will Soutar


Tel: 020 7029 8000

  Berenberg (Joint Broker)

  Chris Bowman / Ben Wright / Laure Fine


Tel: 020 3207 7800

  Instinctif Partners

  Adrian Duffield / Kay Larsen/ Chantal Woolcock


Tel: 020 7457 2020


Notes to Editors


Xeros Technology Group plc (LN: XSG) is a platform technology company that is reinventing water intensive industrial and commercial processes.


Xeros' uses its patented XOrbTM technologies to significantly reduce the amount of water used in a number of major applications with the remaining water becoming far more efficient in either affixing or removing molecules from substrates such as fabrics and garments. The result being significant improvements in economic, operational and sustainability outcomes.


Xeros has three divisions working in the garment finishing (Textile Technologies), tanning (Tanning Technologies, branded Qualus) and cleaning/laundry (Cleaning Technologies) markets. In cleaning/laundry, the company has three applications covering domestic laundry, commercial laundry (branded "Hydrofinity") and the cleaning of high performance workwear (branded "Marken").


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