Eurosatory 2018: Ouvry started manufacturing SIM KIT CBRN training case

In November 2017, Ouvry, body and respiratory individual protection specialist, bought the SIM KIT® patent from its Dutch counterpart Hotzone Solutions Group, the company announced during Eurosatory 2018.

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Launched and patented in 2012 by the men with hands-on experience, former members of OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), the SIM KIT® is already distributed in more than 20 countries. Ouvry was already profiting from an exclusive agreement for the distribution in France. Hotzone Solutions Group now wants to focus on its core business: training, counseling and integrated systems supply (mobile laboratories, CBRN threats categorization and evaluation kit).

For its part, Ouvry designs and manufactures, in its local manufacturing units in Lyon, products that answer to every CBRN protection and decontamination needs. Already active in 27 countries, the brand wishes to broaden its portfolio and keep on developing its export activities.
This product is intended to be part of CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) threats training and practice. The SIM KIT® is made of 3 simulants with the same physiochemical properties as real Chemical Warfare Agents as persistency, color, viscosity, volatility. Thus, simulants and real CWAs have the same environmental behavior.

Both are detected in the same way by any existing means: detection, alert and identification devices (ion mobility spectrometer, flame spectrometer, etc.) and detecting paper.

SIM KIT® simulants now have a fluorescent marker, a light emitting additive visible when lit with the supplied UV lamp. As detection devices and paper react in the same way to simulants and real agents, the fluorescent marker distinguish them very fast. It also allows the visualization of the simulant presence or absence during realistic training scenarios: quantifying residual contamination after decontamination, quantifying cross-contaminations, etc.

Moreover, SIM KIT® simulants are no longer contain the CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, Reprotoxic) chemicals. The simulants’ toxicity for human beings or the environment was thus greatly reduced.