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Case Study

Operative-Friendly Chemical Resistant Clothing

Kepak Group

  • Product range QJS Washguard Chemical Resistant Clothing
  • Industry Abbatoir, Butchery & Retail Meats
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Kepak is an Irish based food company serving international markets, restaurants and household food service names with prime cuts of meat, on-trend food service solutions and ready-for-market convenience foods.

With many household name brands to their roster, Kepak have more than 50 years of expertise in the meat craft and have won multiple awards. As a long term partner of QJS, Kepak work closely with QJS to optimise their hygiene solutions.

One area of interest for Kepak has always been the protective clothing. Due to the nature of products being worked with, the considerable number of wet suit users and the diverse pressure range, it was important that users were protected from any harsh chemicals and increased cleaning flow..

QJS worked in tandem with Kepak to understand their needs and what they were looking for from protective clothing.

Kepak were looking for a professional, full suite approach that not only offered full protection for their hygiene team, but was also comfortable and flexible.

Initially QJS proposed the WashGuard Bib & Braces. These offer full chemical protection, whilst also designed to withstand heavy duty tasks required in the manufacturing area.

Jackets were also initially purchased to offer arm protection, but the hygiene operatives preferred the WashGuard gloves with gauntlets. Complete with welded seams for extra strength and durability, they are comfortable to wear with a cotton liner that does not irritate the skin, available in a range of sites and have a new and improved PVC glove surface that provides a tactile feel for better grip.

WashGuard is now a staple of the Kepak hygiene team. The WashGuard Bib & Brace and glove with gauntlet combination has proved to be a flexible and protective set for the hygiene team that allows them to work in comfort.
The team look professional in full WashGuard chemical protective clothing, and use a host of other QJS equipment in their hygiene operation including hoses, wash guns and lances.


Really, really happy with the gloves – love the way they come right up the sleeve, better than anything we’ve ever had.

No joints. Anything we’ve used before doesn’t come right up the arm. WashGuard does, and they’re flexible to use. Looks professional to have all the team in the same suit.

Stuart Long, Hygiene Manager

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