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PRODUCT INFO

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We use Lenzing Fr for our most durable,
 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 

 
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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.
KEY BENEFITS

What is the purpose of this fellowship?


To help aspiring finance entrepreneurs in the design and launch of market-based innovative financial products that help address the finance challenges faced by Jordan and the greater region.




What will I gain from this program?


The list of program outcomes:

• Fundable financial instruments that hold the potential of positively impact economic and/or social growth in MENA and beyond.

• Knowledge on wider offering of types of finance products and investment styles available and the situations in which they are most appropriate. To also speed in the creation of models for financing innovation.

• An understanding and ability to navigate the following concepts:

- fundraising

- team

- structuring a fund/finance product

- understanding financial models/return expectations

- governance and investment decision making

- operating and administrating funds

- reporting and compliance procedures.

• An initial list of potential funding options for the finance product.

• Network of peers and/or mentors to help guide and support the journey.




Is there a fee to join this program?


Fellows are not responsible for the cost of their fellowship journey's. We work on pairing fellows with partner institutions and organizations for sponsorships themselves (e.g. through the nominating party or the applicant's organizations).




When are nomination forms/applications due?


Nominations/applications are currently open. The window for nominations and applications will close after October 9, 2020. Should you need support with the application, please contact us at info@beyondcapital.vc.




Who is an ideal candidate? Who is eligible to apply?


Ideal candidates must:

• Have the intellect, desire, and ability to solve specific access to finance challenge

• Have the necessary experience and/or requisite support to design, curate, and launch a relevant innovation finance product

• Have an understanding of the finance sector in some capacity or form

• Be in a position in their career or organization where they are able to take on a leadership role to advance innovation finance options in Jordan, Saudi Arabic and/or MENA as a whole.

• Have a DNA of empathy, inclusiveness, and integrity

• Be able to clearly benefit from the ifada program

• Be open-minded and able to contribute to dynamic and diverse points of view

• Be prototype minded




What is the expected duration of this program? What is the time commitment?


The program’s tentative start is in November 5, 2020. As the quality of the Fellows is prioritized, the exact schedule of seminars will be structured to accommodate participants. Once the Fellowship class is finalized, we will finalize seminar dates with participants.

Fellows will attend seminars which are spaced out over the course of six months, with total commitment at around 5 days a month.




Where will this program take place?


Main location will be in Amman, Jordan but the fellowship program consists of a mix of online and offline content. All seminars will be available to attend online for those who cannot attend in person; however, as some sessions emphasize in person interaction, it will be highly encouraged to attend those in person to receive the most value from this module. Regardless, and given potential travel and COViD-19 related constraints, we will adapt as best as we can to make the modules online-friendly.




Am I allowed to only attend certain segments?


We ask fellows to attend the seminars in their entirety, start to finish. The seminars are an essential component of the Fellowship and missing any part is unfair to the sponsors and the rest of the fellowship class.




Where can nominees be based?  ​


We have designed this fellowship to impact the financial and entrepreneurial environments in Jordan and tthe greater MENA region. Fellows do not have to be in any particular country their initiatives should be focused on impact within the MENA region.

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What will the learning journey look like?


The learning journey map spans six different core studios. Each studio offers a set of modules that provides fellows with learning, concepts, and resources that they can implement into their products over the course of their fellowship. 1. Impact studio: define your theory of change, understand frameworks for measuring impacts, and set standards for reporting.
2. Exploration & Foundation Studio: acquire a conceptual background on financial products through an overview of financial instruments, as well as an understanding of the investor landscape and the process of data collection and investment thesis validation.
3. Design Studio: apply a design thinking approach to product development through a process of designing and synthesizing research, generating ideas, prototyping, and testing your product.
4. Returns & Fund Economics Studio: model the economics of your financing products including returns economics, budgets and forecasts, and fundraising.
5. Corporate Structure & Legal Terms Studio: outline your corporate structure and understand government and jurisdictional regulations.
6. Storytelling Studio: shape and refine your narrative to design a story that can motivate, captivate, and inspire your internal and external stakeholders. The core curriculum is complemented by a series of inspirational speakers and a diverse range of mentors, mock investment committees, and a wide range of other learning tools and resources to help launch fellow’s products.





 
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MELT FOX

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.
KEY BENEFITS

Technology


LENZING™ 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 Types


LENZING™ 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.





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ARC FOX

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).
KEY BENEFITS

Technology


LENZING™ 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 Types


LENZING™ 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.





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MILITARY/GOVERNMENT APPLICATION

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.
KEY BENEFITS

Technology


LENZING™ 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 Types


LENZING™ 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.





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NEW PRODUCT COMING SOON!

KNITS FOX

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.