FR Clothing

Westex and Polartec Debut Polartec Flame Resistant Collection

December 2, 2020

Two Milliken & Company textile businesses – Westex®, a leader in dual-hazard protective textiles, and Polartec®, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions – announced a new collection of flame-resistant (FR), arc-rated (AR) knit fabric. Known as the Polartec FR Collection, the collection introduces three unique Polartec fabric constructions engineered with Westex FR/AR…

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Cementex Personal Protective Task Wear and Equipment for Worker Safety

May 12, 2020

Cementex, the safety tool specialists, highlights its UltraLite Series of Arc Flash PPE Task Wear and PPE storage canisters.  Cementex’s UltraLite Series Arc Flash PPE Task Wear is designed to combine complete safety with comfort. The 11 cal/cm2 UltraLite garments include a balaclava-hooded long-sleeve t-shirt and simple high-waisted12 cal/cm2 pants, made to fit comfortably over…

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Ergodyne Announces Partnership with Polartec® with Launch of New Flame-Resistant Dual Compliant Balaclava

September 29, 2019

Ergodyne announced the launch of their new flame-resistant (FR) balaclava, the latest addition to their N-Ferno® line of cold-weather gear. Built in collaboration with Polartec®, the new N-Ferno® 6847 Dual Compliant FR Balaclava Face Mask meets two flame-resistant standards, both NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112, and is one of the only balaclavas in the industry…

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MCR Safety FR Clothing

September 16, 2019

Patented Summit Breeze® Technology is exclusively used on MCR Safety FR apparel. So, what’s so unique about this technology? Its mesh venting is incorporated onto the back and under the arms, giving you one hard-working, flame-resistant set of FR clothing. MCR Safety’s FRC, powered by Summit Breeze® technology, ensures workers are protected on any job…

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Cementex Announces Insulating Rubber Apron

September 12, 2019

Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces the availability of its insulating rubber apron, ideal for working on or around battery storage systems. The apron is a good choice for technicians who have to reach over energized conductors to perform standard maintenance. With a base material of Cementex Class 0 Roll Blanket, the apron is composed…

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Cementex Announces Highly Protective, Comfortable UltraLite Series Arc Flash PPE Task Wear

September 12, 2019

Cementex, a national leader in the manufacture of electrical safety solutions, announces the release of the updated UltraLite Series of Arc Flash PPE Task Wear, designed to combine comfort with complete safety. Available in both 11- and12-cal/cm2 and 40 cal/cm2, the UltraLite Series is ideal for a wide range of uses. Developed after years of…

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Cone Denim and Westex by Milliken Extend FR Denim Partnership

June 26, 2019

Two industry powerhouses Cone Denim® and Westex by Milliken, the flame resistant (FR) textiles business of global manufacturer Milliken & Company, are pleased to announce they have extended their exclusive partnership to provide innovative flame resistant denim apparel fabrics for the industrial workwear market through 2025. The partnership began in 2015 with a joint collaboration…

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welding fabricators

Multi-Hazard Protection for Welders & Metal Fabricators

June 20, 2019

Randall Fisher, Black Stallion Industries A significant trend that continues to guide the design of safety garments and gloves is the need for multi-hazard protection. Safety managers and other safety professionals are challenged more than ever with protecting workers in multi-hazard environments. To meet the need, they are requesting personal protective equipment (PPE) that offers…

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No Drip/No Melt FR Mechanics Hybrid

April 12, 2019

The No Drip/No Melt FR Mechanics Hybrid is a leading edge performance work glove that is flame-resistant, cut-resistant (ANSI level A2 top of hand and ANSI level A4 palm), and puncture resistant (ANSI level 4 and arc-rated to 12 cal/cm2). It combines advance synthetic materials with exceptional-quality goat grain leather, sewn into a 3D ergonomic,…

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How to Navigate the FR/AR Clothing Marketplace

March 12, 2019

Derek Sang, QSSP, Technical Training Manager, Bulwark Protective Apparel Regulations and Standards Historically, the regulations and standards have at the very least required that employees who were exposed to short-duration thermal hazards, such as arc flash and flash fire, not wear anything that could melt. This eliminated garments constructed using synthetics, such as polyesters, nylons,…

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