WHAT ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE FROM?
Our unique line of performance PPE uses an OPAN (Oxidized Polyacrylonitrile fiber) fabric called CarbonX. It is inherently fireproof, feels like cotton and outperforms common aramid fibers such as Kevlar and Nomex. CarbonX is used in automotive racing, aerospace and tactical applications.
WHAT ARE THE TECHNICAL DETAILS?
The thermal conductive properties of our products lead the way in comfort and protection in high heat environments.
Many of our products have performance specs that meet ASTM F1506 and NFPA 70E HRC 2 ratings requirments.
ASTM F1506: Standard performance specification for FR textiles in apparel worn by electrical workers exposed to momentary electric arc and related thermal hazards.
The Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) of our products measures at 55, indicating it requires an oxygen content of nearly three times that of air to burn.
NO MELT NO DRIP
No Melt no Drip ratings that exceed standards for high risk industries. With sustained temperatures exceeding 932 degrees farenheit for 10 minutes the fabric maintains much of its original strength.
Our products are breathable, moisture wicking and comfortable. Our customers come from a wide range of interests including off-road enthusiasts, fire dancers, EMS and metal fabricators.
CAN I STILL GET BURNED?
Burns are always possible when around fire. PPE is protective and preventative. CarbonX is our preferred textile which offers unparalleled heat and burn protection.
Interacting with fire is inherently dangerous and caution should be exercised. Wear protective clothing, avoid polyester materials.
Be familiar with burn care if an accident should occur.
WILL THE FIREPROOF PROPERTIES WEAR OR WASH OUT?
Unlike other aramid fabrics, which are treated with a fire resistant chemical, the protective properties of CarbonX are inherent to the fiber itself.
The thermal protective qualities of CarbonX will not wash or wear out from use.
All of our products are machine washable unless otherwise stated.
WHAT KIND OF PROTECTION DO YOUR PRODUCTS PROVIDE?
Our goal is to design and deliver comfortable and attractive PPE for performers, stage applications and high risk environments.
Different fabric weights determine heat transfer and overall performance.
CarbonX is superior to common brands such as Nomex and Kevlar in terms of burn prevention.
Sustained direct contact with open flame is not encouraged, however if an accident should occur, our products provide the best blend of protection and comfort available.