Flame Resistant Shirts & Flame Resistant Pants
FR work shirts and FR work pants are made of blended fabrics that are inherently flame resistant or are treated with flame retardant substances to provide flame resistance. These FR shirts and FR pants provide OSHA compliance in an easily worn garment that has become the de facto standard in flame resistant clothing, using Nomex, treated 100% cotton, and a variety of other treated or inherently flame resistant fabrics.
A useful way to categorize Flame Resistant Shirts and Pants is by flame resistant materials or FR fabrics:
Flame Resistant Shirts and Pants made of NOMEX IIIA
Flame resistant industrial work shirts and pants made of Nomex IIIA provide the protection of an inherently flame resistant fabric that complies with OSHA standards and does not lose protection over time with laundering, extending its lifespan and increasing its overall value. These fire resistant Nomex pants are in active use at construction sites, oil rigs, gas pipelines, and other places where fire hazards may exist.
Treated 100% Cotton Flame Resistant Work Shirts and Work Pants
These treated cotton FR pants and shirts provide the protection of a flame resistant garment while providing greater comfort and breathability than Nomex. FR cotton pants and shirts are designed to remain flame resistant for the life of the FR garment as long as laundering instructions are followed. These FR Cotton materials include Indura by Westex and Excel-FR by Bulwark Protective Apparel.
FR Work Pants and FR Work Shirts made of other Flame Resistant Materials
While Nomex IIIA and FR treated cotton are mainstays of FR work clothing manufacturing, we also offer a variety of flame resistant shirts and pants specialized for extended comfort and performance. These other FR shirts and FR pants are made of performance fabrics such as Excel-FR ComfortTouch and Indura Ultrasoft.
Our FR work shirts and FR work pants are designed to withstand the rigors of heavy industrial work while meeting the flame resistant standards necessary to remain OSHA compliant. These fire resistant shirts and fire resistant pants are in active use at construction sites, oil rigs, gas pipelines, and other places where fire hazards may exist.
A word about Flame Resistance vs. Flame Retardance:
What makes a garment flame resistant as opposed to flame retardant? Flame retardancy is determined by a material's inherent or treated ability to stop the spread of flames when ignited by a fire, whereas flame resistance is determined by a material's inherent or treated ability to resist ignition from a source and to self-extinguish when the ignition source is removed. Inherently flame resistant materials such as Nomex IIIA are used to make IFR clothing that does not lose its fire-resistant capability through launderings or normal wear. Treated flame resistant materials such as Indura are chemically treated with a flame retardant substance that provides protection against flames and fires that can fade with wear and laundering.
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