Category Archives: FR Fabric Education @pt-br

INHERENT VS. TREATED: DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

Historically, the flame resistant properties of FR fabrics could be separated into two categories: Inherent and treated. Once upon a time, this was a relevant distinction. It meant the difference between FR properties that were durable, and those that were not. However, these terms ceased to provide information to safety managers looking to evaluate FR fabrics way back in 1987.

Read More

THE SAFETY IS IN THE FABRIC

The success of your flame resistant (FR) clothing program depends heavily on the fabric used to construct the garments. Both arc rating and flash fire “2112” testing are done by fabric brand and weight; the fabric brand is also the key factor in durability of FR properties, initial and long term comfort, shrinkage control, wear life, and more.  For these reasons, it’s very important that you take an active role in specifying the fabric used to produce finished garments. Here are a few questions to consider when evaluating fabric manufacturers:

Read More