Workrite FR launches ultra-lightweight clothing line

October 16th, 2015

Workrite Uniform Co. Inc.®, a flame-resistant (FR) clothing manufacturer based in Oxnard, Calif., has launched a workwear line featuring 5.3-ounce GlenGuard® fabric. The new Workrite FR GlenGuard 5.3 line offers one of the lightest weight Category 2 fabrics available. Produced by Glen Raven, the GlenGuard fabric offers an arc thermal performance value of 9.5 cal/cm2, […]

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Wrangler, Milliken launch flame-resistant jeans

October 5th, 2015

Greensboro, N.C.–based Wrangler® has announced the launch of its Wrangler Flame Resistant (FR) Advanced Comfort jeans, the newest extension of the brand’s performance apparel featuring four-way flex technology that allows the jeans to move with the wearer. Wrangler partnered with Westex by Milliken to engineer the new line. Specialty chemical developer Milliken’s Westex® Indigo denim […]

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DRIFIRE partners with Australian FR provider

September 29th, 2015

Chicago-based high-performance, flame-resistant (FR) apparel developer DRIFIRE® has partnered with Australian Defence Apparel PTY Ltd. (ADA) of Coberg, Victoria, in providing state-of-the art protective FR clothing solutions to Ergon Energy and the rest of the Australian electrical-services market. DRIFIRE’s 4.4™ fabric and garments feature lightweight, inherent, arc and flash-fire protection. The company provides high-performance flame-resistant […]

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Milliken & Co. acquires Springfield LLC

September 18th, 2015

Spartanburg, S.C.-based Milliken & Company has acquired Springfield LLC, manufacturer of technical, performance and flame-resistant (FR) fabrics for the safety apparel, fire service, military and occupational markets. The acquisition is the latest initiative in Milliken’s expanding presence in the global industrial workwear and military fabrics markets. Springfield’s portfolio of FR and non-FR fabrics provides Milliken […]

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Do you think you know narrow fabrics?

July 10th, 2015

It’s not hard to picture a “narrow fabric.” After all, the name describes it. Well, that’s true to a point. Although ribbons, ropes, straps, slings, elastics and webbing are all narrow, for those who make high performance products for particularly demanding markets, that’s just the beginning. (See “Narrow fabrics’ widening markets.”) It is a part […]

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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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Protecting outdoor workers from insects

June 24th, 2013

Insect Shield® has launched a workwear online store with expanded product offerings for people who work outdoors and need protection from insects and the diseases they carry. This makes protective clothing and gear available at locations across the globe. The new storefront offers the added functionality of zoom to reveal detailed product feature views, videos […]

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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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