for protective wear.
BWF uses LENZING™ for manufacturing our protective garments for superior wear performance in any industry application.
LENZING™ FR is a sustainably produced inherently flame-resistant cellulosic fiber based on Lenzing’s renowned Modal fiber production process. LENZING™ FR is commonly blended with other high performance fibers to produce unique protective solutions for a variety of industrial applications.
LENZING™ FR fibers typically contribute both protective qualities and enhanced comfort to these fabric blends.
USAGE in our Protective wear
FIRE RESISTANT fabric
Our RED FOX™ signature line of protective outerwear uses LENZING™ FR blends offer unique solutions in all three areas of this application: wild land, structural fire fighting, and station wear. In structural fire fighting very low RET data of LENZING™ FR fibers (a measure of fabric breathability), scientifically recorded, shows a big improvement in reducing fatigue and heat stress, the number one killer of fire fighters in the USA.
High performance LENZING™ FR fiber blends offer a solution-based complete concept for fire fighters, combining efficient flame and heat protection with improved physiological performance and enhanced comfort. The “layers” concept includes protective wear with direct skin contact like underwear, hoods and gloves, as well as outer layers such as jackets and trousers.
In turnout gear LENZING™ FR can be used in the facecloth, thermal/moisture barrier and the outer shell. Extensive tests on multi-layer garments under European standard EN469 confirm the effectiveness of LENZING™ FR blends in combining protection with comfort.
PROTECTIVE FABRIC FOR THE METAL SMELTING INDUSTRY
Personnel in metal smelting operations face inherently difficult conditions, including high ambient and radiant heat and metal splashes that can cause regular clothing to catch fire.
Engineered blends incorporating LENZING™ FR fibers provide unique solutions for this industry against both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, in particular in the primary aluminum Industry, where it has previously been very difficult to provide workers with comfortable protection against the very aggressive mineral cryolite. Many global aluminum corporations are using LENZING™ FR blends, some for the past 20 years.
ARC FLASH PROTECTION FABRIC
The Arc Flash phenomenon is now receiving global attention, and numerous countries have introduced legally binding regulations requiring electrical maintenance personnel to wear appropriate Arc PPE (Personal Protective Equipment. The US NFPA 70E specification is widely accepted as the applicable standard in this regard.
Engineered blends incorporating LENZING™ FR fibers and Lenzing special technology now offer inherently fire-resistant, lightweight breathable solutions with high Arc Thermal Performance Values (ATPV).
FOR THE MOST DEMANDING PROTECTIVE GARMENT TO SUIT THE NEEDS OF MILITARY PERSONNEL.
LENZING™ FR blends for the military have been proven for many years, offering protection, comfort and durability. These blends are easy to print in camouflage prints with infrared properties that comply with demanding military specifications. The US military conducted testing on a number of different flame-resistant fabrics over an extended period, and finally chose a blend with 65% LENZING™ FR as offering superior 4-second flash fire protection with outstanding comfort and physiological performance.
LENZING™ COLOR FAST & FIBER TYPES SPECIFICATION SHEET
SKIN-FRIENDLY PROTECTIVE FABRICS
Inherently flame-resistant knits provide the final barrier next to the skin. Very comfortable and breathable inherently FR knits combines with anti-bacteria, insect-proof, cut resistant. This line has various options on weight and construction, fit for summer polo shirt, winter underwear, knitted collars and hoods, etc. Compliant with existing standards. Watch for the forthcoming release of this Fox line of garment protection fabrics.