Category Archives: Flame Retardant Clothing

Flame retardant clothing: Cleaning and care advice

Although flame retardant clothing is rough and tough and able to withstand intense temperatures, they still need proper care to maintain their flame retardant properties and keep the fabric in excellent condition. It’s not just a case of bunging them … Continue reading

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Pyrovatex: Flame Retardant Fabric Focus Part 4

      Pyrovatex is a flame retardant treatment for use with cellulosic (plant based) fibre fabrics or fabric blends where the synthetic component does not exceed 25%. The focus here is on keeping fabrics soft and breathable while maintaining … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Dangerous Fires (And How To Deal With Them)

Commercial fires cost the UK economy more than £2 billion per year – a staggering sum that has led to parliamentary calls urging British business to invest further in fire protection. Depending upon your workplace, there are many factors to … Continue reading

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Proban: Flame Retardant Material Focus Part 1

What is it? Developed in the 1950s, Proban is a flame retardant chemical treatment that is applied in bulk to woven and knitted cotton or cotton blend fabrics at the finishing stage. Proban can be used not only for industrial, … Continue reading

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What exactly is Nomex?

A guide to the number one fibre for protective clothing around the world This post is the first in a series of more in-depth articles examining the major issues surrounding protective clothing. This guide is for anyone that’s interested in … Continue reading

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What to wear under your Flame retardant coveralls

How safe does your underwear make you feel? The garments we’ve discussed so far protect you externally from the hazards of the working environment, but for complete protection you should always wear heatproof underwear. This post will guide you through … Continue reading

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Lightweight Flame Retardant Clothing Options

How Flame resistant clothing can keep you cool and protected! Continuing on from our previous blog ‘understanding flame retardant clothing’, this post looks at how flame retardant clothing keeps you cool in heated situations. Fire resistant clothing’s first function is … Continue reading

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