Flexible fire protection

August 28, 2013
Flexible fire protection
Mount Vernon FR has unveiled new FR fabrics and finishes at the recent American Society of Safety Engineers’ SAFETY 2013 trade show, including FlexTex and amDry. FlexTex is the newest line of flame resistant (FR) fabrics under the Mount Vernon FR brand. Developed for increased comfort and movability, FlexTex fabrics include an elastomeric fibre that allows fabric to flex up to 14 per cent with a 97 per cent recovery, Mount Vernon said. FlexTex adds mobility to fabric with no reduction in FR protection, so workers experience increased freedom and range of motion. Mount Vernon FR FlexTex fabrics have a bilateral flex that allows them to elongate sideways and diagonally, eliminating any sagging or bagging. FlexTex fabrics meet requirements of ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) F1506, the company said. Mount Vernon FR’s new amDry is a durable water repellent finish that can be applied to any Mount Vernon FR fabric to deliver protection to workers in water-intensive jobs and industries. Fabrics finished with amDry have a spray rating of 90/100. When combined with Mount Vernon FR fabrics’ proven protection from the hazards of electric arc and flash fire, amDry finishing means a third level of protection can be reached, the company said. www.mvmfr.com.

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