FR clothing manufacturer contributes to breast cancer awareness in support of women in industrial occupations
September 28, 2016
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, flame-resistant (FR) clothing manufacturer Workrite Uniform Co. announces its new partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), a leading breast cancer foundation providing early detection, education, and support services to women in need in all 50 states.
NSA Welcomes the addition of another leading safety apparel brand
June 1, 2016
National Safety Apparel® (NSA), a leading manufacturer of safety apparel, announced the acquisition of DRIFIRE® from Optimer Brands based in Chicago, IL. DRIFIRE® is a brand of technologically advanced performance safety apparel that was born on the battlefield to protect military personnel.
The new TruGuard™ 250 Hi-Vis FR Cotton Jacket and Vest from Black Stallion® are a true “first in the industry”. They are the first value-priced FR-treated 100% cotton garments with ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 high visibility compliance, designed specifically for the welding, safety, and industrial markets.
OSHA determines Piramal Glass USA did not provide FR clothing
November 13, 2015
A 34-year-old machine operator suffered third-degree burns on his legs and hands when molten glass bottles fell on the production floor and ignited oil residue that had leaked from the machines. The man had not been provided fire-retardant protective clothing, and the fire spread to his pant leg. He has been unable to return to work since the injury.
Polartec, LLC, a premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announced its new partnership with Ariat International®, the US-based leader in Western and English footwear and apparel, to help launch their new line of Ariat Work FR clothing designed specifically for women. The premium assortment of tops and jeans feature Polartec FR technology, which provides consumers with the safety features hazardous work environments demand with the style, fit and comfort that women prefer.
This seminar will explore the evolution of FR clothing and the “engineering” of flame resistant properties into fabrics. We will address the pros and cons of current FR fabrics, and how various factors—including regulations and enforcement—have impacted the evolution of FR Clothing. We will also take a look at the future of FR and how new science is revolutionizing the technology. Read More