W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. has expanded its line of flame-retardant (FR) military apparel. GORE® PYRAD® flame retardant is an advanced laminate technology that offers an optimal combination of thermal and flashover burn protection, environmental protection and comfort. This unique technology self-extinguishes flames so that the fabric does not continue to burn. Products meet or exceed industry standards for flammability and thermal protective performance.
The GORE® PYRAD® hardshell jacket incorporates a self-extinguishing fabric technology that offers protection in heat and flash-fire incidents. The fabric increases thermal protective performance and reduces potential for burn injury, and it is waterproof, windproof and breathable.
Gore’s FR Lightweight Loft (LWL) jacket, which features GORE® PYRAD® flame retardant, provides proven heat and flame protection against battlefield hazards without sacrificing protection from the elements, especially cold temperatures. It provides heat and flame protection, is breathable, dries fast and packs easily.
Gore’s next generation Extreme Weather Outer Layer (EWOL) jacket provides weather protection utilizing a waterproof, windproof and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane combined with GORE® PYRAD® flame retardant. A comfortable garment, it provides antistatic protection and offers penetration resistance against JP-8, DEET, petroleum, oils and lubricants.
The Intermediate Weather Outer Layer (IWOL) jacket is constructed from a MASSIF® fabric and features GORE® FR stretch technology in a nylon-faced, flame-resistant and water-resistant laminate. This durable, breathable fabric offers a superior warmth-to-weight ratio. GORE® membrane technology provides weather protection from rain and wind.