INHERENT FR-FABRICS FOR ARMY, RACING AND INDUSTRY
Artex fabrics are innovative inherent flame retardant fabrics made of blended aramid fibers in composition of 93% Meta-Aramid, 5% Para-Aramid, 2% Antistatic. Inherent thermal, flame and electric arc protection cannot be washed away. This property of aramid fibers is built into their chemical structure.
Garments made with aramid fabrics are not flammable. When exposed to flame, the aramid fiber swells and becomes thicker, forming a protective barrier between the heat source and the skin. This protective barrier stays supple until it cools down, giving the wearer vital extra seconds of protection to escape. Artex aramid fabrics are very durable, have high tensile resistance and light weight.
- FR-inherent and Lightweight – our Artex aramid fabrics are made of synthetic fibers which are inherently (i.e. from the very creation) flame retardant. Reputable and well- tried composition of meta and para-aramid with antistatic provides excellent protection from heat and flame.
- Internationally Certified – our Artex aramid fabrics have been certified to main European and American standards. We have done this extensive testing for each of our fr-fabrics in first class world laboratories such as BTTG (UK), Kinectrics (Canada), Vartest (USA), AITEX (Spain), UL (USA). All the Certificates are available on our website.
- Proven Protection – IS0 11612 / ISO 11611, EN 61482-1-2, ISO 1149-3 – these are the standards, to which we have successfully tested our Artex aramid fabrics. FR-properties are embedded in the very fibers and can not be ever washed away. FR-inherent properties can not be compromised by even some improper washing method, what gives you extra confidence about your fr-garments.
- Longer Life of FR-garment and better Colourfastness – using protective garments made with our XM FireLine Artex aramid fabrics you have a super protection for reasonable price. Due to use of solution dyed (dope dyed) yarn our fabrics keep the original colors during years even after multiple industrial washings.
Areas of use of aramid protective clothing are very diverse. Between them are flight suits for Air-force pilots, combat jackets and pants for Army, Navy and Police, especially for special forces like SWAT, Navy Seals and other elite squats. Another popular use of aramid fabrics is as Station uniform for firefighters.
Artex aramid fabrics are also can be used as coveralls in Auto or Moto-sport or as bibs, overalls, shirts, pants and jackets in Electric companies. Multi-layer (so called Sandwich) aramid costumes are used for some high-voltage works (HRC 3 and HRC 4 with ATPV > 40 cal/cm2).
Sandwich aramid construction is also used for Wildland and Structural firefighting as turnout or bunker gear.