Champmark making big push with fire safety masks


  • Business
  • Wednesday, 07 Jan 2004

BY IAN MCINTYRE IN KANGAR

CHAMPMARK SDN BHD, which is a local fire safety equipment company, plans to aggressively market fire safety mask said to be able to reduce smoke inhalation by 90%. 

Its executive director Azman Elis said the mask, which was made of strong fire-resistant material, had the capacity to protect users based on tests carried out by the Fire and Rescue Department. 

Azman said the China-manufactured mask had been tested at all main fire stations in the country. 

China had made it mandatory for all high-rise buildings and hotels to install the mask in strategic areas, he said. 

He was speaking after a demonstration on the usage of the mask at the state fire and rescue department headquarters here. 

“We have received the necessary acknowledgement from our fire fighting department and Sirim Bhd to market the product here,” Azman said. 

The mask comes in two versions - the XHZLC30, with which the user can withstand smoke for up to 30 minutes, and the XHZLC60, up to 60 minutes. 

Azman said Champmark was now on a nationwide tour to explain the functions of the mask, which was also widely used in Finland and Canada. 

The mask is retailed at RM208 each. 

It is mostly marketed to hoteliers and operators of high-rise buildings in the country. 

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