Categorie : Protective Wear

Mount Vernon FRs AMTEX TC Fabrics Blends TENCEL® And Cotton

FB_MountVernonMount Vernon FR has announced its newest innovation in the flame-resistant fabric industry, AMTEX TC. Currently offered in 7.9-ounce and 8.4-ounce twill, AMTEX TC fabrics are a collection of cotton and TENCEL® blends that increase both comfort and durability without sacrificing the protection demands of the FR industry, says the manufacturer. One of the primary fibers in AMTEX TC fabrics, TENCEL®, is a cellulosic fiber similar to cotton, but with added strength to create protective fabrics that withstand tough jobs. Despite their strength, AMTEX TC fabrics feel lighter than they actually are, which enhances the comfort of garments made with the fabric. Enhanced comfort increases the probability workers will wear garments correctly, and reduces the risk of injury due to improper wear, says Mount Vernon FR.

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Bulwark Is Adopting FR TENCEL® And Cotton Denim Jeans From Mount Vernon FR

bedFBMount Vernon FR continues to expand its selection and variety of flame resistant (FR) denim fabrics with the introduction of Phoenix TC denim. Phoenix TC denim is a new TENCEL® and cotton blend, developed to enhance the softness and comfort of FR jeans without a tradeoff in durability. Bulwark, a leading manufacturer of FR apparel, is adopting this new technology in upcoming denim jeans.

 TENCEL®and cotton are ideal partners for denim.

Despite the added strength, denim made with TENCEL® feels lighter than its true weight. The smooth surface of TENCEL® makes fabrics inherently softer and more comfortable without the reliance on chemical softeners, which may not be durable.

“We are committed to designing, developing and distributing the best FR garments, without compromise,” says Robert Grimes, Managing Director for Bulwark. “Phoenix TC denim adds a greater level of comfort to the durability and protection that are expected from our FR denim jeans. Bulwark garments made with Phoenix TC denim will be a great option for our electric utility and oil and gas customers, and they will provide real solutions to some of the challenges being faced by safety professionals.”

 

FDIC, Indianapolis

fdicFBLet us kindly invite you to visit us at FDIC, Indianapolis, April 07th – 12th, 2014. Get to know Lenzing FR® in wildland firefighting applications and visit us at: FDIC – Booth: 1600.

Lenzing FR® for heroes: Protective clothing for wildland fire fighters has to meet strict requirements. The cellulose fiber Lenzing FR® offers the best protection against flames and heat combined with breathability and wear comfort. Lenzing FR® protects the heroes who protect our land.

 

Lenzing Firemen´s Duty Gear Renewed with Lenzing FR®

Lenzing´s Firemen represent the first fire brigade in Austria to receive their new duty gear with the exterior layer also made from fire-resistant Lenzing FR®. Over the last years Lenzing´s firemen were able to test this gear which is highly convincing because of its high breathability and high wear comfort.

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Optimum Care with Lenzing Fibers

Wet wipes of Lenzing fibers are very consumer-friendly and adjust to the needs of the consumers. 
They keep the moisture in the inside of the fiber and spaced in between and this leads to the optimum distribution of the moisture. Softness and the avoidance of skin irritations are a prerequisite for baby wet wipes. New borns, infants and toddlers often react with skin rashes to chemical substances. “Optimum hygiene starts with the purity and quality of the raw materials. Thus Lenzing attaches importance to the purity of the fiber. Continuously performed in-house and external tests guarantee the very highest quality standards for end consumers,” Elisabeth Stanger, BD Director of Hygiene, emphasizes.

Video: B-SENSIBLE TENCEL®

Video: B-SENSIBLE TENCEL®. The best watertight and breathable protection.

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Video: Lenzing FR® Metal Splash Test

Lenzing FR® splash test with liquid aluminium comparing Lenzing FR® to FRT Cotton.

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LHD Group Presents „Brave“ Fire Service Suits

Cologne, the Germany-based company LHD recently presented their „Brave“ fire service suits with Lenzing FR® as the suits´ outer layer in Asia.

Their new flame protection implements new quality standards worldwide and cannot be removed by cleaning or scrubbing. The layers act as protection from fire, radiated heat, liquid metals, arc faults, and flammable liquids. Protective wear from LHD is used by fire services all around the world, e.g. in Accra, Amsterdam, Christchurch, Hamburg, Hongkong and London.

 

YKK Flame-Retardant Zipper from Lenzing FR®

The flame retardant Vislon® YKK-zipper with a Lenzing FR® strap is brilliantly suited to protective wear. The combination of the advantages of flame-retardant zipper elements made from polyamide with cellulose straps based on aramide/Modal fibers gives a solid protection from heat and flames combined with simple handling. Aside from these special characteristics, Vislon® shows an excellent structural integrity due to the unique characteristics of the Lenzing FR® fiber.

Find more info: http://www.ykkeurope.com/fire

 

Wickers FR T-Shirt Earns USDA Biobased Product Label

Wickers Performance Wear, worldwide leader in the production of innovative performance fabrics for fire resistant base layer garments, has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product label for its Wickers FR T-shirts. The USDA Certified Biobased Product label verifies that the Wickers FR T-shirts contain 97% of renewable biobased ingredients which meet or exceed prescribed USDA standards – as they are made from Merino Wool and Wood, Lenzing FR® and Merino Wool. “We are pleased that Wickers Performance Wear has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product label,” said Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred Program Manager. “Biobased products provide opportunities to help add value to renewable commodities; create jobs in rural communities and generate investment income.”

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