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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
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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.
TechnologyLENZING™ FR is commonly blended with other high performance fibers to produce unique protective fabric blend solutions for a wide range of industrial applications. Blending partners include aramids (including both meta- and para-aramid), wool, nylon, modacrylic, polybenzimidazole (PBI) and others. Such blends are designed with the right blending partners, fabric weight and fabric structure to provide the desired properties. Correctly engineered, these fabric blends offer protection and a significant reduction of heat stress in hot climatic regions, largely owing to the unique features of the LENZING™ FR fiber, which enable it to contribute both protective qualities and enhanced comfort to typical blends. Blends are designed to provide the optimum balance between functionality and comfort in applicable working conditions for different user groups and different end user exposure levels. Blends containing LENZING™ FR can be engineered to comply with all relevant global standards for protective wear, including ISO EN 11612 (Europe) for heat and flame, NFPA 2112 (USA) for flash fires, NFPA 1971 for structural fire fighting, NFPA 1977 for wildland fire fighting, NFPA 1975 for station uniforms for fire fighters, EN 469 protective clothing requirements for fire fighting, EN 15614 Laboratory test requirements and NFPA 70E (USA) which includes electric arc protection. Some newer fabrics are tested against multiple standards. LENZING™ FR blends can be made available in a variety of colors using Eco Color technology. This eco-responsible technology offers long-lasting color-fastness and design flexibility in textiles. LENZING™ FR fibers produced under the Eco Color technology have been certified with the EU Ecolabel, a label of environmental excellence awarded to products meeting high environmental standards throughout their life cycle. Sustainable production: Dope-dyed LENZING™ FR fibers provide efficient ecological advantages, substituting for the resource-intensive conventional dyeing process. This brings significant life cycle savings of water and energy from cradle to finished fabric,
Fiber TypesLENZING™ FR is a sustainably produced inherently flame-resistant cellulosic fiber based on the renowned Modal Technology. LENZING™ FR fibers meet the definition of “inherently flame retardant and resistant fibers” as specified by the European Man-made Fibers Association (CIRFS). 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. By enhancing the breathability of the fabric, they offer a significant reduction of heat stress, a major concern especially in hot climates.