CarbonX Aluminized Fleece jacket
CarbonX Aluminized Fleece jacket

The CarbonX® Aluminized Fleece by Chapman Innovations was named a finalist in the 10th Annual Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council.

This is the third time since 2005 that a CarbonX product has received this distinction. The company’s Repel™/WeldX™ fabric was a finalist innovation in 2010, and its Ultimate™ baselayer products attained this honor in 2005.

The Utah Innovation Awards program is designed to recognize promising and cutting-edge innovations and the Utah companies that created them. A committee of approximately 60 experts from private industry, government, and higher education selected the finalists. The Aluminized Fleece was one of two finalists among 11 nominations in the Mechanical Systems/Chemicals/ Manufacturing category.

The CarbonX Aluminized Fleece enhances protection and comfort in protective apparel for individuals working in molten-metal and high-heat environments, and it significantly reduces a wearer’s potential for fatigue and heat stress-related injuries. The fabric is flexible and lightweight—unlike other aluminized protective fabrics that can be rigid and heavy—yet still delivers maximum temperature resistance, extraordinary protection against molten metal splash, and superior comfort. At 12 oz/yd2, the Aluminized Fleece is one of the lightest materials on the market able to pass the ASTM F955 pour test for both molten iron and aluminum.

The Aluminized Fleece is ideal for use in outerwear personal protective equipment applications, including: coats, jackets, hoods, full-body suits, pants, leggings, and overshoes/spats.

About Chapman Innovations/CarbonX: Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Chapman Innovations develops, produces, and markets thermal fabric solutions under the brand CarbonX®. CarbonX products are made of a patented blend of high-performance fibers. Inherently flame resistant, they will not burn, melt, or ignite when exposed to direct flame; are resistant to molten metal and hot/flammable liquids; and offer excellent protection from arc flash. Every day, professionals and enthusiasts who work and play in some of the world’s most hazardous environments rely on CarbonX to provide them with the protection they deserve. For more information, visit or call (801) 415-0025.