- Avon Rubber has won contract to supply approximately 37,000 of its FM50 respirators together with a range of related spares and accessories to an unnamed customer.

Avon said it expected to fulfil the order during the first half of its 2018 financial year.

Chief executive Paul McDonald said "I am pleased to announce this contract award, which reflects our further expansion into foreign military markets.

"This will strengthen our year end order book and gives us continued confidence heading into our 2018 financial year."

At 9:22am: [LON:AVON] Avon Rubber PLC share price was +48p at 1144p

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