Standards are not written in stone

May 11th, 2015

Nobody’s going to argue the importance of having standards for fire resistant and fire retardant textiles, but the issue of standards is anything but simple. Who decides? Who does the testing? Which fabrics for which uses must meet which standards? In fact the new California State Fire Marshall standards run many hundreds of pages. No […]

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Partnership to provide fire-retardant denim

February 6th, 2015

Westex by Milliken of Oak Brook, Ill., and Greensboro, N.C.–based Cone Denim have announced a partnership to provide flame-resistant denim apparel fabrics featuring the same comfort and style of everyday denim clothing, including reduced shrinkage and a soft hand. Partnering with Cone Denim, the expanded fabric offering from Westex by Milliken will provide end users […]

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TenCate Protective Fabrics wins orders from Netherlands fire brigades

April 2nd, 2013

The IJsselland and northeast Gelderland fire brigades in the Netherlands have chosen the superior protection of inherently heat and flame-resistant materials from TenCate Protective Fabrics. The orders, totaling 1,850 uniforms, are from two European contracts. TenCate has developed new protective fabrics that provide permanent protection as well as a high degree of wearing comfort and […]

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Know your fabrics, fabrication and flammability

December 2nd, 2012

No matter where you are in the supply chain, a thorough knowledge of flame retardancy leads to well-informed customers—and safer environments If a fabric is going into a commercial space—whether used for a trade show banner, theater drapery or restaurant awning—it needs to be flame retardant (FR). Call the material fireproof, flameproof or flame resistant, […]

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FR laminate technology

January 1st, 2012

Gore® Pyrad™ Flame Retardant is a new laminate technology that offers an optimal combination of thermal/flashover burn protection, environmental protection and comfort. The durably bonded laminate solution allows manufacturers to integrate FR performance into protective outerwear in which traditional (non-FR) textiles are used, such as nylon and polyester. Pyrad Flame Retardant, when used in conjunction […]

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