Polartec, LLC, a premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announced it would be showcasing its line of innovative fire-resistant (FR) workwear fabrics – including Polartec® Power Dry® FR, Polartec® Thermal FR®, Polartec® Power Shield FR®, Polartec® Power Grid® FR, Polartec® Wind Pro FR,at the 65th Annual Petroleum Safety Conference in Banff, AB, Canada. Polartec’s fabrics are used by some of the top workwear brands that are exhibiting at the show including DragonWear (Booth #314) and Big Bill whose garments will be featured at the Polartec booth, #222.
Polartec utilizes its outdoor heritage to create FR fabrics that are durable, weather-resistant, highly breathable, dry quickly and allow for freedom of movement so workers are comfortable at all times regardless of their work environment. Comfort is king out on the rig or pipeline as an unzipped zipper, soaked cotton shirt or any other non-compliant behavior could spell disaster for a worker. Best of all, Polartec’s FR fabrics are made with a unique blend of fibers for permanent flame resistance and CGSB 155.20-2000, CSA Z462-15, CSA Z96-09, NFPA 70E, NFPA 2112 and ASTM F1506 compliance.
“Polartec is bringing more than 100 years of developing innovative textiles that make seemingly impossible tasks possible to the workwear market,” said Polartec Global Product Director, Military & Professional Workwear, Michael Batson. “The boxy, uncomfortable FR jackets of yesteryear are history. We’re working with some of the best brands in the world to create modern, highly technical performance garments that keep workers safe and looking good on the job site.”
PSC 2016 attendees looking to try out Polartec fabrics can visit the company’s booth, #222, or DragonWear at booth #314. Here is a sampling of new garments each of these brands are offering at the show:
DragonWear ELEMENTS™ BLAZE JACKET (Available Fall 2016) - pictured at right
The Elements™ Blaze Jacket redefines high expectations with its durable, wind-resistant and water-repellent finish designed to block wind and shed light rain and snow with Polartec’s® time-tested Wind Pro® FR fabric. The 3M Scotchlite™ Solid Silver Reflective ensures you stay visible, while excellent fabric stretch supports greater range of motion. Color: Hi-Vis Orange, Class 2, Level 2 Compliant. CAT 2, Arc Rating 16 cal/cm2, NFPA 70E, CSA Z96.
DragonWear ELEMENTS™ ECLIPSE JACKET (Available Fall 2016)
You won’t go gentle into the night wearing our intensely visible Elements™ Eclipse Jacket. The combination of Polartec’s® Wind Pro® FR fabric in hi-vis yellow with rugged Polartec® HardFace® FR fabric makes this jacket a powerful mix of shelter and strength against wind, rain and sleet. Color: Hi-Vis Yellow, Class 3. CAT 2, Arc Rating 13 cal/cm2, NFPA 70E, ANSI 107.
Big Bill®’s High-Vis Long Sleeve T-shirt
Designed with performance & comfort in mind, stay cool and seen on the job with this high-vis, moisture wicking next-to-skin base. It is fast drying & highly breathable. The 3M™ Scotchlite™ Segmented Heat Transferred 2” FR Silver Reflective Material Emplacement provides comfort, breathability and 360-degree visibility. Perfect for layering in colder environments and keeping oil and gas workers dry. The garment meets CSA Z96 Class 2 / Level 2 & ANSI 107 Class 3, Level 2 and is also available in bright orange.
Big Bill®’s Quarter Zip Up Gridded Fleece
The quarter-zip gridded fleece is a high performance with no added bulk. The garment is flame-resistant, lightweight moisture wicking performance-fit base is made from Dual-Hazard Polartec Power Grid Fabric. The Grid channels reduce weight, increase warmth and are fast drying. Perfect for layering, the garment is also available in bright orange with segmented tape.
DragonWear™, a division of True North®, is a manufacturer of innovative, performance-based FR and arc-rated clothing for the utilities, industrial safety and petro chemical industries. All DragonWear™ fabrics are inherently flame-resistant and utilize North American union-made materials. By developing new fabric technologies and advanced product design, we strive to give our customers the pinnacle in performance, comfort and protection in PPE work wear. Our lifetime warranty, superior customer service and industry expertise makes us the clear choice when choosing the clothes you live in. To learn more, visit www.dragonwear.com.
About Big Bill
BIG BILL®, a brand by Codet Inc., has manufactured quality workwear since 1946. All are garments are manufactured in the United States & Canada, with domestic materials. We offer a complete line of Flame Resistant & Arc Rated protective apparel from heavy duty outerwear to base layers. BIG BILL® garments are manufactured to meet the highest industry standards, including NFPA 70E, CSA Z462, NFPA 2112, CSA Z96, ANSI 107, etc… We have a large selection of over 100+ UL certified, Dual Hazard garments. To learn more, visit www.bigbillfr.com.
About Polartec, LLC
Polartec, LLC is the developer, manufacturer, and marketer of Polartec® performance fabrics. Polartec® products range from lightweight wicking base layers, to insulation layers, to extreme weather protection and are utilized by the best apparel brands in the world. For more information, visit www.Polartec.com.