Westex, dual-hazard protective textiles provider, and Polartec, a leader in innovative and sustainable textile solutions, have unveiled a new collection of FR (flame-resistant), AR (arc-rated) knit fabrics lately.
The collection is called Polartec FR Collection which debuts three unique Polartec fabric constructions that’s engineered with FR/AR technology provided by Westex.
The collection includes shirting, weather and insulation resistance fabrics that’s made keeping protection standards at high priority and can be used in industries such as oil, gas, construction, electrical as well as military.
Michael Langley, VP (Sales & Marketing), Westex stated that this collaboration extracts the best of both the brands. “Incorporating our engineered FR technology, which we have refined and expanded over the 60-year-history of ours, into performance knits and fleeces that are market leaders in their own right is a win-win for our customers.”
Commenting on the development, Steve Layton, President, Polartec, stated that this collaboration will bring the pinnacle of outdoor as well as athletic performance fabrics into the PPE space.
The Polartec FR Collection uses patented tri-blend yarns and knits them into flame-resistant, temperature-regulating fabrics that integrate dual-hazard thermal protection into the fibres.
The collection consists of three individual lines – Polartec Power Dry FR; Polartec Power Grid FR; and Polartec Wind Pro FR.