Supergum: Introducing the IM76 Mask 


By M. Lieutenant Eitan Sahar

M. Lieutenant Eitan Sahar introduces Supergum and its new IM76 CBRN mask.

Supergum is a prominent company that has been at the forefront of producing high-quality protective gear for CBRN threats since 1956. With its commitment to innovation and safeguarding lives, Supergum has recently launched their latest product, the IM76 CBRN mask.  

This article explores the groundbreaking features of the IM76 mask, specifically its integrated communication system, innovative liquid discharge drainage system, and patented visor technology. Moreover, we will delve into its unique filter connection options, making it a highly versatile and user-oriented solution. Lastly, I will introduce another best-selling product, the Children Protective Hood, for the protection of infants and children from any CBRN attack.  

Throughout the design and manufacturing process, Supergum recognizes the importance of collaborating with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to gain a comprehensive understanding of the needs, requests, and desires of soldiers who face potentially life-threatening situations regularly. To this end, Supergum has taken a commendable step forward in developing the IM76 CBRN mask. 

Introducing the IM76 Mask 
The IM76 CBRN mask is Supergum’s latest groundbreaking innovation, boasting a myriad of benefits that set it apart from its competitors. Firstly, the IM76 mask is not just another product on the market. It is a result of the company’s dedication to providing the best possible protection for its troops, first responders, and the sanctity of life. Through a close partnership with the IDF and the invaluable input of end user soldiers, Supergum was able to recognize the gaps in existing CBRN protective gear, address them effectively, and develop a game-changing solution. This user-centric approach ensures that the IM76 mask is designed to meet the exact requirements of the brave individuals of those who depend on it. Let’s explore its key features.

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Comfort, Usability, and Simplicity 
The IM76 mask is designed for comfort, usability, and simplicity with a considerable advantage being the incorporation of ergonomic design elements to make sure that the medium size fits 80% of the population. The remaining sizes cover the final 20% allowing total protection of the population with just one design.

Enhanced Protection 
The IM76 mask has been designed to provide unparalleled protection against CBRN threats. Its advanced filtration system inputs efficiently filter out harmful contaminants, ensuring the safety of the user even in the most hazardous environments. The mask is equipped with three filter outlet connections – to the left, right, and in the center – which can be used individually or in combination as per user requirements. 

Comfort and Ergonomics 
Supergum understands the importance of comfort when it comes to wearing protective gear for extended periods. The IM76 mask offers a comfortable fit, allowing users to carry out their duties with confidence. Its ergonomic design ensures a secure seal, minimizing the risk of leaks or breaches. 

The IM76 mask incorporates a drainage collector that removes every type of liquid discharge from operational end users. This allows the end user to use the mask for several hours without being interrupted by the liquid discharge that normally accumulates in the bottom of the mask, thereby giving a clean and sterile use at all times.

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Innovative Patented Visor Technology  

The IM76’s visor is unique on the market. Protected by a patented design, the visor offers a wide dynamic range, providing users with clear vision even in challenging conditions. What truly sets the IM76 apart is the fact that users don’t need to discard the entire mask in case of a broken visor. This cost-saving feature ensures that users can continue their operations without interruption, minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency. 

Supergum’s commitment to quality is evident in the IM76 mask. Built to withstand rigorous conditions, this mask is highly durable and reliable, making it an ideal choice for military and emergency response personnel who operate in demanding environments. The ballistically approved visor incorporated in the mask is very wide and close to the end user’s eyes, allowing 96% visibility. 

Enhanced Communication System 
The IM76 CBRN Mask takes communication capabilities to the next level. With its built-in communication system, users can effortlessly stay connected with their team members in hazardous environments. This feature eliminates the need for any external communication devices. 

The ability to produce products that can be easily customized to fit customer requests is essential in today’s CBRN industry. Thus, Supergum can customize the IM76 communication system in accordance with end user requirements. 

A Legacy of Excellence 
Since its inception, Supergum has remained a leader in the field of CBRN protection. Founded over 60 years ago, the company quickly earned a reputation for manufacturing state-of-the-art protective gear, and Supergum’s commitment to research, development, and manufacturing has made them the designated CBRN gear supplier for the IDF. Supergum’s products are indeed very well known by the U.S. Government, who particularly recognize the quality of Supergum’s protective gear for children.

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Children Protective Hood 
One of Supergum’s best-selling products is the Children Protective Hood, a specialized hood specifically designed to protect infants and small children up to the age of 12 in the event of a CBRN attack. The fact that it provides 100% protection is reassuring for parents and caregivers. 
The incorporation of a PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) with a capacity of 45 liters per minute is a notable feature. This ensures that children can move freely without any hindrance while still being protected. Additionally, the ability to neutralize any claustrophobic sensation is crucial for the comfort and well-being of the child wearing the hood. 
Unparalleled Operational Usage 
Supergum’s CBRN protective gear is widely utilized in various operational activities by the IDF, as well as being embedded in several armies’ operational activities around the world, including the U.S. Army. The company’s products have consistently proven their effectiveness in safeguarding military personnel during critical missions. Supergum’s collaboration with the IDF demonstrates the trust and confidence placed in their products and further solidifies their position as a leading provider of CBRN protection.

M. Lieutenant Eitan Sahar, is a highly experienced former member of the Israeli Special Forces. With years of experience in CBRN warfare, soldier extractions from disaster areas, and firefighting engagements, Eitan has become a respected figure in the field. After years of serving in the Israeli Special Forces, Eitan decided to share his knowledge and experiences with others through writing. He became a tutor, aiming to educate and inspire readers with his stories of resilience, bravery, and the importance of teamwork in the face of adversity.

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