Avon Rubber p.l.c is engaged in the design, and manufacture of respiratory protection products for defense, first responder and industrial users. The Company also designs and manufactures a range of polymer-based products for the dairy and defense industries. The Company operates in two segments: Protection and Defense and Dairy. Its products include M50, ST53 multi-functional respiratory system, C50, Milk-Rite, IP-MV, LE30, SS502i, Tactical Hood, Avon Air powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) and HM50i. The ST53 switches between the negative (filter) and positive (SCBA) pressure and has the FM53 mask at its core. It operates in the United Kingdom and the United States. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010 (fiscal 2010), its Milk-Rite launched the new IP-MV range of liners into North America. In April 2013, Avon Rubber PLC acquired the business and assets of VR Technology.