Kappler and Lakeland, two leading protective clothing companies that compete in the U.S., have joined forces to expand chemical worker protection in India.

The strategy will combine Kappler’s advanced suit technology with Lakeland’s position as an established PPE supplier in India.

The companies specialize in different sectors of the protective apparel business. Lakeland focuses on coveralls and other apparel for non-life-threatening hazards, while Kappler is the long-time leader in hazmat suits for emergency responders.

Kappler’s NFPA-certified hazmat suits combined with other Lakeland products will support broader workforce protection for India, the world’s sixth largest chemical production market.

The expanded Lakeland offering will include innovative Kappler products such as Zytron®, Frontlne® and DuraChem® gas-tight chemical suits.