In 2005 a local entrepreneur, Phil Hall, came to PikeNZ for advice on the further development of his innovative “Safe Eyes” product. The product was developed over 5 years of research to provide eye protection for the forestry industry that wouldn’t fog up when in use. Safe Eyes are constructed of a mesh visor overmoulded in plastic. Rex’s vast knowledge of plastic and its properties was used to source a raw material for the overmoulding which had to be both soft and strong while complying with stringent overseas standards for an item worn on the skin. This product is now exported worldwide and used in many different industries. Safe Eyes has won several awards for innovation and design.