Avon Rubber Plc manufactures and designs respiratory protection products for defense and industrial users. The firm also offers a range of polymer based products for the dairy and defense industries. It operates through the following segments: Avon Protection and Milkrite. The Avon Protection segment consists of respiratory products, which include gas masks; FM12, M50, C50, ST53 and M53 together with a range of spares and accessories; the CE approved emergency hood and NIOSH approved emergency hood NH15. The Milkrite segment designs, manufactures and sells products used in the automated milking process, primarily rubber ware such as liners and tubing. The company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Melksham, the United Kingdom.