Charkate/Worksafe® has added Nomex® IIIA to its line of protective clothing. The clothing is both flame- and chemical-resistant. It will not melt or drip and can be laundered repeatedly without damaging its flame-resistant properties. Charkate/Worksafe®, Huntington Station, NY.
Kappler’s NexGen™ protective apparel features a patented microporous technology that protects against a wider range of hazards, providing an aerosol and liquid-proof barrier. Kappler Protective Apparel & Fabrics, Guntersville, AL.
Kimberly-Clark Protective Apparel has improved the barrier properties of its KleenGuard® and KleenGuard® Select Apparel with a patented new fabric treatment designed to provide greater hold-out of fine dusts and particles. The garments are marketed as KleenGuard® coveralls with MicroForce™ Enhanced Barrier SMS Fabric. Kimberly-Clark Corp., Alpharetta, GA.
Carhartt FR is made from 100 percent Nomex IIIA fiber, which forms a protective barrier between the user and the heat source. It meets the company’s standards for comfort and durability. Carhartt, Dearborn, MI.
LaCrosse Rainfair’s AquaBlast® three-piece suit provides head-to-foot protection in wet, high-pressure washing applications. Made of tough .35 mm PVC/polyester materials, the AquaBlast resists abrasion and common chemicals. LaCrosse Rainfair Safety Products, Racine, WI.
Ready 1 from ILC Dover exceeds NFPA 1991 requirements for chemical permeation resistance. Made of stronger material for demanding hazmat operations, the suit is lighter in weight for reduced fatigue and increased comfort. ILC Dover, Inc., Frederica, DE.
Bulwark Protective Apparel offers ComforTouch, constructed from Indura UltraSoft by Westex, Inc. Flame-resistant work shirts, pants and unlined coveralls are available in a variety of colors. Bulwark Protective Apparel, Nashville, TN.
ELECTRIC UTILITY SUITS
Wells Lamont Industry Group offers a complete line of Jomac® brand electric utility suits that meet standards for arc and flame resistance. Three series are available. The waterproof 807 Series, constructed of yellow Neoprene on Nomex® IIIA, contains an anti-static component. The 808 Series, constructed of yellow or orange PVC on Kevlar®/Nomex®, is abrasion-resistant. The 805 Series is available in international orange or fluorescent orange PVC on Nomex® fabric. Wells Lamont Industry Group, Niles, IL.
Tychem® TK is a new fabric from DuPont that provides high-end, limited-use chemical protection. The fabric has been tested for permeation barrier performance on more than 250 industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents. DuPont Tyvek, Wilmington, DE.
HEAT STRESS PREVENTION
Hydroweave™ is a lightweight, flexible fabric used to construct garments and other products that cool the wearer and maintain the core body temperature to protect against heat stress. The fire-resistant version Hydroweave™ exceeds the current SFI standard and has demonstrated a TPP rating greater than 150 (activated). AquaTex Industries, Huntsville, AL.
Basofil® fiber, manufactured by BASF Corp., blocks heat and provides flame resistance. Blended with meta-aramid for industrial workwear, it offers improved comfort and protection. BASF Corp., Charlotte, NC.
The VR™ 8 mil grommeted apron from PolyConversions is constructed to provide tensile strength equal to traditional 10 or 12 mil vinyl for improved comfort and protection. The polyolifin film protects against chemical and biohazard contamination. PolyConversions, Inc., Rantoul, IL.
Windjammer™ winter liners from American Allsafe are double-faced and plush on both sides. Made from 100% Dacron® polyester, they won’t shrink or lose their flame-retardant properties when washed. American Allsafe Co., Tonawanda, NY.
The 7821 Series of lightweight and flame-resistant rainwear from Magid Glove and Safety Mfg. features a triple-layer, vinyl-nylon-vinyl construction. All seams are sewn and sealed for extra strength. Magid Glove and Safety Mfg. Co. LLC, Chicago, IL.
Dickies® brand garments from Workrite are made of Gore-Tex® fabric for maximum protection from harsh weather conditions. The Gore-Tex® membrane allows hot, wet perspiration vapor to escape, while completely blocking the elements. Workrite Uniform Co., Oxnard, CA.