Merger of Two Radiation Protection Leaders Creates World’s Most Technologically Advanced Radiation Protection Provider
NEWPORT NEWS, VA: Burlington Medical, engineers of the best-fitting radiation garments in the industry, has merged with Lite Tech, manufacturer of XENOLITE, the world’s first lightweight, multi- element, composite x-ray attenuation material. The combination results in the world’s largest, vertically integrated radiation protection provider with manufacturing facilities in the US and Europe whose products are sold in over 80 countries.
Lite Tech, a privately held attenuation material and radiation protection garment manufacturer based in Norristown, PA, was founded in 1992 with patented XENOLITE technology. Their products are developed from DuPont technology with a reputation of lightweight, eco-friendly, radiation protection innovation.
First in producing lightweight material, first in manufacturing a lead-free option, and first with bi-layer technology, Lite Tech has and continues to develop unrivaled leading-edge capability in the combined sciences of radiation physics and complex highly filled plastics processing. XENOLITE was the world’s first x-ray protection material designed to replace lead-vinyl while offering a significant weight reduction.
“It’s only natural that the most innovative, technologically advanced attenuation material manufacturer would partner with the most innovative, technologically advanced garment and curtain manufacturer. Combined the two entities have the lightest, most protective offering on the market today,” said Dave Krug, President of Lite Tech.
Lee Ann Fachko, Chief Executive Officer of Burlington Medical, added “As the world’s leader in Radiation Protection, we are always looking for ways to improve our offering and protect our customers. This fusion of technologically advanced entities ensures we will have the lightest weight garment that is ecologically friendly. The combination of Lite Tech’s attenuation material, and Bar-Ray and ProtecX’s international partners, allows us to best serve the worldwide market in all of the major radiation protection segments.”
ABOUT BURLINGTON MEDICAL
Since 1930, Burlington Medical has been an expert in radiation protection. The company prides itself on high-quality, exceptional service, and ensuring the health and safety of all health care providers working in a radiation environment. A combination of multiple entities, Burlington Medical has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions including ProtecX Medical, Bar-Ray Products and Pulse Medical.
Burlington Medical utilizes the latest technologies, 3DLOOK body scanning and Gerber Technology pattern cutting, for the most precise fit on the market, resulting in optimal protection from radiation with less musculoskeletal burden. Serving both the domestic and international markets with its sister company, ProtecX, based in the United Kingdom, the combined organization has the largest market share in radiation protection worldwide.
From their virtual fitting services to industry-best lead times and cost-saving product options, Burlington Medical delivers superior outcomes with greater efficiencies. Burlington Medical is ISO9001 certified and follows all guidelines of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International). ProtecX Medical is ISO 9001:2015 accredited, and compliant to the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and meets the stringent world standard IEC 61331-1:2014 (BBG* test method).
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