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'85 Sales Of Imperial

Survival Suits Nears 100,000—Literature Offered

Sales of cold-water survival suits by Imperial Manufacturing Compa- ny of Bremerton, Wash., approach 100,000 this year, according to pro- duction manager Jim Skelly. A big boost in sales for the company, which has been producing survival suits for 15 years, came last summer when new U.S. Coast Guard re- quirements became effective. Inter- est of the marine community in improving protection against drowning and hypothermia—death from loss of body heat—continues to increase both in the U.S. and abroad.

In a four-month period last sum- mer, Imperial sold 8,500 survival suits, nearly its total sales volume in


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REFRIGERATION some years. According to Mr.

Skelly, Imperial supplies 75 percent of the U.S. market for survival suits, with the remaining production split among a handful of companies.

Imperial has worked with various governing bodies, including the

Coast Guard and Underwriters Lab- oratory, in testing and developing safe standards, and is said to be the only U.S. manufacturer of survival suits to pass the Norwegian Mari- time Directorate standards, the most stringent in the world. More than 300 individuals have reported incidents where their lives were saved through the use of Imperial survival suits.

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New Calendar Now

Available From Hempel

Hempel's Industrial Coatings Inc. has announced the release of the 1986 Hempel calendar commemo- rating the classic sailing ships of the 1500 to 1900 era. These paintings by

John Gardner have been in de- mand by collectors and are now available on request until the supply is exhausted.

The Hempel calendar has been issued each year for the past 40 years. For a copy,

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BPNAP Offers Free

Color Brochure On

Products And Services

BP North America Petroleum,

Houston, Texas, is offering a free, full-color, 12-page brochure on its petroleum and petroleum-related products and services.

BP North America Petroleum

Inc. (BPNAP) is part of an interna- tional network which provides pe- troleum and petroleum-related products and services to customers around the world. The principal ac- tivities of the company include: trading crude oil and petroleum products from BPNAP offices in

New York, Houston and Los An- geles; fuel handling, storage and ter- minals at major seaboard locations; sales of marine bunker fuels at the large seaports; sales of aviation fuels at airports across the U.S.; and sales of marine lubricants to ship opera- tors and commercial fleets through- out the nation.

In addition, according to the bro- chure, BPNAP services shipowners' requirements competively, prompt- ly and efficiently. It also connects the U.S. into BP's unique worldwide bunkering network, providing rapid, competitive quotations to shipown- ers whose vessels trade in ports worldwide.

For a free copy of BP North

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