New on the market are fabrics where the Protex® fibre is blended with the Outlast® fibre providing flame retardant fabrics with a higher level of comfort, temperature regulation and moisture management not normally associated with protective clothing.

Outlast Technologies Inc., market leader in temperature regulating phase change materials (PCMs), and Waxman Fibres Ltd of West Yorkshire, UK, have developed a range of innovative flame retardant (FR) circular knitted fabrics where FR Protex modacrylic fibre is blended with Outlast viscose fibre, to bring new levels of comfort to FR workwear.

The new FR fabrics, which will be exhibited at the forthcoming Techtextil in Frankfurt in June, have been produced by the well known innovative Portuguese circular knitter A. Sampaio & Filhos – Texteis S.A., of Santa Tirso, and are made from 60% MAC Protex and 40% CV Outlast. The fabrics are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 compliant and certified by the European norm EN ISO 14116 Index 3, which specifies the performance requirements for the limited flame spread properties of materials, material assemblies and protective clothing in order to reduce the possibility of the clothing burning and thereby itself constituting a hazard.


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