Westex and Polartec Debut Polartec Flame Resistant Collection

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 fabric technology that provides trusted thermal hazard protection. The products span shirting, insulation and weather resistance fabrics that meet or exceed worldwide protection standards for even the most demanding industries.

The Polartec FR Collection reportedly knits patented tri-blend yarn into flame-resistant, temperature-regulating fabrics, meaning dual-hazard thermal protection is engineered directly into the fiber and is guaranteed for the life of the garment.

The collection comprises three individual lines:

  • Polartec® Power Dry® FR: Offering superior next-to-skin moisture management, Polartec Power Dry FR uses bi-component knit to deliver mechanical wicking action and high breathability for fast drying times and efficient, comfortable performance in a shirting fabric. Power Dry FR comes in two weights: a 4.5-ounce jersey knit base layer certified to NFPA 2112 and offering NFPA 70E Category 1 protection, and a 6.4-ounce pique knit certified to NFPA 2112 and offering NFPA 70E Category 2 protection;
  • Polartec® Power Grid™ FR: Polartec Power Grid FR reportedly provides superior warmth without weight, minimal bulk and the combined ability to both trap warm air and quickly dump excess heat during high exertion. The jersey knit is compliant with NFPA 2112, offers NFPA 70E Category 2 protection, and meets CSA Z96 and ANSI 107. The fabric is ideal for lightweight jackets and balaclavas; and
  • Polartec® Wind Pro® FR: Polartec Wind Pro FR is reportedly four times more wind resistant than classic fleece to reduce wind chill and repel moisture while maintaining breathability and comfort. Suitable for jackets, the jersey/velour Wind Pro FR is NFPA 2112-certified, provides NFPA 70E Category 2 protection, and meets ANSI 107.

For more information, visit https://www.westex.com.