Firefighting Protective Clothing - Materials

Structural Firefighting Materials

OUTER SHELLS

 

Nomex NK230

Nomex NK230 utilises the excellent wear characteristics inherent in the Nomex IIIA fibre blend and adds a unique 3-dimensional construction. By creating extra volume in the back of the fabric more insulating air is trapped delivering measurable improvements in thermal protection.

 

Nomex is an aramid fibre manufactured by DuPont. Nomex is inherently flame-resistant and this property cannot be degraded by laundering. Nomex is unaffected by most acids, except for some strength loss after long exposure to hydrochloric, nitric, and sulphuric. It has generally good resistance to alkalis. Nomex has excellent resistance to mildew, aging and abrasion.

 
For clothing applications, it is offered is various formats.

 

Tencate Pioneer

Pioneer™ marked the introduction of new technology in the TenCate outer shells. Pioneer™ is an outer shell that delivers enhanced strength in a lightweight outer shell. A highly engineered, innovative twill weave ensures a good range and ease of motion that firefighters need on the job. Pioneer™ is designed to be 10& lighter than comparable outer shells while still delivering the strength and durability that firefighters need.

 

THERMAL LINKS

 

Tencate Caldura

TenCate Caldura is a leader in thermal barrier fabric, and has a smooth, slick face cloth that allows you to move in and out of your gear with ease. Utilising batts blended from DuPont Kevlar and Nomex, TenCate Caldura allows you to select the proven protection and performance that best suits the needs of your department. TenCate high-performance fabrics provide protection, comfort, durability, and excellent value.

 

  • Comfortable, thin, and flexible
  • Excellent total heat loss (THL) for greatest heat stress relief
  • Slick Face Cloth - For easier donning and doffing.
  • Durable - Resistant to snagging, pilling, and abrasion.
  • Wickwell Plus - Unmatched wickability moves perspiration away from the body and spreads moisture for improved dissipation, keeping you drier and more comfortable.

 

T-Gard I Plus & III Plus
 

  • Lightweight, durable Nomex/ FR Viscose 50/50 face cloth
  • Soft, comfortable handle
  • Rip-resist weave on face cloth for added durability and strength
  • Incorporates 1 or 3 layers of Nomex/ Kevlar/ spunlace batt technology DuPont Sontara E89
  • Thinnest, lightweight thermal protection available
  • Reduced bulk for greater mobility and comfort
  • Excellent tear and tensile strength performance
  • Non-slump feature
  • Multi-layered construction traps more air for excellent thermal protection

 

See our range of Structural Firefighter Clothing.

 

Wildlands Firefighting Materials

TenCate Tecasafe® plus 

TenCate Tecasafe® Plus delivers superior electric arc and flash fire protection in a comfortable lightweight fabric. It performs to the NFPA70E and NFPA 2112 standards and lasts longer than FR treated fabrics, making Tecasafe Plus a great value. Unlike other protective fabrics, it is inherently flame-resistant. So, the unique FR protection comes built-in, and won't wash out or wear out.

 

TenCate high-performance fabrics provide protection, comfort, durability, and excellent value.

  • Inherently flame resistant
  • FR properties are built in, and won't wash or wear out
  • Exceeds NFPA 70E HRC 1, HRC 2, and NFPA 2112 performance standards
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Soft and breathable. Superior moisture management because of special cellulosic fiber content.
  • Exceptional durability
  • Outstanding abrasion resistance and better strength retention after multiple commercial washes.
  • Outstanding laundered appearance
  • Fabric retains its like-new look and maintains a permanently pressed appearance better - than other protective fabrics.
  • Excellent value
  • Long life cycle and competitive price mean the lowest cost.

 

See our range of Wildlands Firefighter Clothing.

 

 

REFERENCE PAGES:

Firefighting Protection Introduction | Firefighting Protection Garments | Structural Firefighting | Wildlands Firefighting | Firefighting Protection FAQs

 

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