Flame Resistant Fabrics

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Mount Vernon FR Debuts Expanded Resilience Line Of Flame Resistant Fabrics.

In keeping with the brand’s commitment to manufacturing high quality products, Mount Vernon FR has launched the newest additions to its Resilience line of flame resistant fabrics that are engineered to take durability to the next level. Purpose built to deliver significantly higher abrasion resistance, the new fabrics Arapaho R, Hopi N2X and Navajo N2X feature cotton blended with high-tenacity nylon or Kevlar for increased durability. The new fabrics will be showcased at Mount Vernon FR’s booth #2735 at the American Society of Safety Engineer’s (ASSE) SAFETY 2016 exposition.

“Our survey of 400 environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals found that the greatest challenge they experience is the need for more durable flame resistant clothing,” said the vice president of FR fabrics for Mount Vernon FR.

Arapaho R is a 7.5-ounce cotton, nylon and Kevlar blend. The filling yarn of the fabric, which rests against the wearer’s skin, is comprised of cotton, making the garment feel soft and comfortable on the inside, while maintaining a tough and highly protected exterior. With a durable exterior incorporating nylon and Kevlar, the fabric is perfect for industries requiring flame resistant garments that can stand up to intense wear and tear.

Hopi N2X and Navajo N2X fabrics are cotton blends with 25 percent high tenacity nylon, which contributes to more durable flame resistant clothing that doesn’t sacrifice comfort. With two times the nylon, N2X fabrics have been shown to withstand up to three times the abrasion compared to conventional fabrics. The higher nylon content also serves to aid evaporative cooling and faster drying times.

Hopi N2X is an 8.5 ounce basket weave for maximum tear strength, making it ideal for industries that want lightweight, durable FR clothing with exceptional wear life. Navajo N2X is a slightly heavier version weighing 9.5 ounces, designed for flame resistant bib overalls or outerwear. Like the rest of Mount Vernon FR’s extensive flame resistant fabric collections, these fabrics meet all industry standards including NFPA 70E, NFPA

“It is important that professionals invest in flame resistant clothing programs that ensure the maximum level of durability to better protect their employees and fully take advantage of the lifetime of a flame resistant garment” said Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

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