In 1997, Neoterik established a new division to expand developing technology in the safety environment. This division, known as Industrial Fume Extractors or IFX, develops and manufactures industrial fume extractors and ventilating blowers. In just a short time, IFX has proven itself with the introduction of an award winning blower (model VB450) credited in many national publications for its lightweight features and powerful cfm. Other innovative products include industrial fume extractors, ventilation systems with or without filtering capabilities, and mobile filtering stations.
OSHA has a general requirement for fit-testing, which must be done on all employees before a respirator is provided and at least once a year after that. This is costly because the methods and record keeping requirements are defined in the standard. However, all Neoterik hoods are exempt from this requirement, so battery powered or supplied air hoods eliminate ongoing costs of fit testing.