Press Release Summary:
Featuring NFPA70E Hazard Risk Category Rating of Class 2, GlenGuard(TM)FR 6 oz fabric consists of blend of fibers, including KermelÂ® aramid, and is engineered to provide comfort and moisture management to help keep wearer cool and dry. Offering abrasion resistance, fabric is UL certified and meets Canadian Standards CGSB 155.20 for industrial flash fire protection. It is also in compliance with Canadian Wildland Firefighting standard CGSB 155.22.
Original Press Release:
Glenguard Flame Resistant Fabric Introduced by Glen Raven Technical Fabrics
GLEN RAVEN, N.C. - GlenGuard(TM)FR, a flame resistant fabric, has been introduced by Glen Raven Technical Fabrics, LLC, a division of Glen Raven, Inc.
The new 6-ounce fabric, designed to offer protection, comfort and value, has been given a NFPA70E Hazard Risk Category Rating of Class 2, making it one of the lightest fabrics offering this exceptional protection for electrical arc hazards. Cotton requires 7.4 ounces and the market leading aramid 8.5 ounces to get a Class 2 rating.
The 6-ounce fabric has also been NFPA2112 certified. Tests for this certification include mannequin flash fire; vertical flame test before and after 100 washings; thermal protection; heat and thermal shrinkage. Tests are currently underway on the 5 1/2-ounce and 4 1/2-ounce versions.
In addition, the 6-ounce fabric has been UL certified and meets Canadian Standards CGSB 155.20 for industrial flash fire protection. The fabric is also in compliance with the Canadian Wildland Firefighting standard CGSB 155.22.
The new fabric is a proprietary blend of fibers, including Kermel® aramid. The fibers are solution dyed (not fabric dyed or treated), enhancing color retention. The fibers are also engineered for greater comfort with excellent moisture management, that helps keep the wearer cooler and drier.
In addition to looking better longer, the fabric has superior abrasion resistance for long life, making it a solid value-in-use offering.
Colors will be navy, royal blue, tan, red, orange and yellow.
Fabric will be available to the trade by the end of the fourth quarter 2004. Garments of GlenGuardFR will be handled through the normal channels of distribution - garment manufacturers and commercial laundries.
Questions? Contact Gary Zumstein, Vice-President, Technical Fabrics. 828-350-1595.
GlenGuardFR is a trademark of Glen Raven, Inc.