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How Temperature Affects our Sense of Smell

Scent plays an important role in our lives. A distinctive smell can promote happiness, inspire our imaginations and bring memories to the forefront of our...

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Insulation in Space – How do Astronauts Keep Warm?

Space suits have to be designed to cope with extreme temperatures. Depending on the position of the sun, temperatures can plunge to -233°C (-387°F) or soar...

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Tips for Dealing with Condensation in Cold Storage

Humidity is perhaps the second most important consideration in cold storage after temperature. Low condensation levels can cause goods to dry out, but high...

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How Overdressing in Cold Storage Environments Can Damage Productivity & Create Health Risks

When working day-in, day-out in the bitter chill of a cold storage facility, you could be forgiven for thinking that more will always be better when it comes...

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Pressure Relief Valves/Vents (PRVs) in Walk-In Freezers

Pressure Relief Valves, also known as Pressure Relief Vents (although in either case abbreviated to ‘PRV’) are an integral component of an effective,...

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Why do we insist on using Clo Insulation in our coldstore clothing?

The Importance of Breathability Working in the coldstore or any sub zero temperatures it is of highest importance to maintain a comfortable level of warmth for...

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Frostbite: Stages, Symptoms & Treatment Advice

Frostbite is defined the by the NHS as damage to skin and tissue caused by exposure to freezing temperatures – typically any temperature below minus 0.55C...

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Should You Wear Your Coat Indoors?

Contrary to what’s apparently popular preference, I wear my coat indoors all the time. My house is cold, I’m sitting down all day, and I’m pretty sure...

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Fire Hazards in Cold Storage Facilities

It may sound illogical given the extremely cold conditions, but cold storage facilities actually carry a significant fire risk. There are many contributing...

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Sub-zero Survival on Everest – The Story of Beck Weathers

If ever there was a competition for extreme cold-weather survival combined with nominative determinism, then Beck Weathers would win hands down. Actually, Beck...

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How Cold is Too Cold to Work?

Cold storage workers and outdoor workers often have to deal with temperatures that would force most people inside, grasping for the firelighters and coco. If...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Thermal Coveralls

So you’ve landed your first job in cold storage, or winter outdoor work, and the first order of business is new threads. While coveralls aren’t...

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Essential Tips for Keeping Warm for Cold Store Workers

Working long hours in a cold storage facility can be a significant challenge for your body, particularly so if you’re improperly prepared. There are...

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Introducing the adjustable length leg feature

The adjustable leg length feature means your salopettes or trousers will fit you perfectly, whatever length leg you require. This feature means the legs can be...

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Uncomfortable & restrictive cold storage clothing is a thing of the past!

Padded clothing can restrict movement... ...If you work in the vicinity of a coldstore - you will know! Like any warehouse, being an operative in a coldstore...

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How to take care of your feet when working in a coldstore

Common issues A lot of coldstore and freezer operatives face these common problems with their feet; Itching Odours Peeling Cracking Pain The main cause of...

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The Importance of Workwear Breathability

When working in cold conditions, it’s vital that cold storage workers etc. are warm and comfortable. The breathability of fabrics used plays a huge part in...

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Winter Construction: Workers Brave the Elements

Weathering the cold is no joke. We bundle ourselves before heading out to the office, going to our cars, or grabbing a coffee on lunch break, but it’s never...

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Cold Storage Warehousing – How it Works

Have you ever wondered how your freezer works? In the earliest stages of cold storage, they literally used ice. Later on technology was developed which allowed...

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The Art of Layering for Superior Warmth

Staying warm isn’t simply a case of throwing on thick clothing and thinking this is enough to keep you from getting cold. This is a poor strategy as you risk...

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What problems can occur without adequate warmwear?

There is a very good reason why companies make sure their workforce is wearing the correct warmwear clothing in cold or freezing environments – because low...

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Coldstore Clothing FAQ’s

It is crucial to have the right clothing on when working in cold stores due to the risks involved of being improperly covered, or even in some cases, being too...

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The Many Layers of a Perfect Freezer Wear Kit

If you work in freezers or cold stores then the importance of wearing the right clothing may seem obvious to you. However, it is worth taking some time to...

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Warmth or comfort – which is more important for coldstore workers?

Working in cold environments can be perfectly enjoyable with the correct thermal wear – however, not being dressed properly in such an environment can...

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FlexiTog’s Favourite Items for Banishing the Cold in Freezers and Cold Stores

Working in freezers and cold stores can be a challenge due to the very low temperatures, making it imperative that appropriate thermal workwear is worn and any...

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Natural Travel Blog reviews FlexiTog gloves

Flexitog – who specialise in cold-wear workplace clothing for industry but also have a range of leisurewear, including products specifically suitable for dog...

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Why is breathable insulation so important?

When it comes to designing thermal wear that is both warm and comfortable, breathability is a crucial factor. What this term means is that air is still able to...

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Irish Wing Suit Team ask for our help in record breaking attempt!

We were contacted recently by Steven Duffy a member of the Irish Wingsuit Team. He told us they were planning a record breaking jump that will see them...

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The Irish Wingsuit Team is Teaming Up with FlexiTog to get into the Record Books

Imagine this – you’re hanging in the air, there’s virtually no oxygen, hypoxia is setting in, you’re losing consciousness, in a few seconds...

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