01/27/15

TOLEDO FABRICS – HIGH VISIBILITY ORANGE KNITTED FLAME RETARDANT PROTAL FABRICS

Waxman Fibres has worked in partnership with fabric manufacturer Toledo Fabrics to produce flame retardant high visibility orange fabrics for protective clothing.

Incorporating Protal, Waxman Fibres’ next generation inherent flame retardant fabric solutions, the new Toledo range is available in two weights, 220gsm and 270gsm. Both fabrics are tested to GO/RT 3279 / EN 20471 and EN 11612 heat and flame standard, without compromising on comfort, breathability or cost effectiveness.

The 220gsm Poloshirt weight fabric is certified to all of these standards: –

EN 20471

GO/RT 3279

EN 11612 A1 B1 C1

EN 1149-3

EN 61482-1-1 Arc rating: ATPV 6.2 cals

EN 61482-1-2 class 1

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Peter Seward, Waxman Fibres’ technical director said: “High visibility orange is almost impossible to achieve with any fabric other than polyester, which although very cheap to produce, is neither flame retardant, nor comfortable to wear.

“There is a significant demand for high visibility orange fabric, particularly within the transportation sector and we are delighted that through working in partnership with Toledo we have been able to combine our ground-breaking Protal blend with their expertise to produce this exciting product.”

The new flame retardant high visibility fabric can also be dyed in accordance with the GO/RT 3279 standard for railway workers and subcontractors.

Waxman’s Protal offers extremely high levels of multi-hazard protection, it is also comfortable for the wearer and thanks to its unique breathability properties, is ideal for people working in hot climates, as very lightweight fabrics are available.

Protal is available in a variety of weights and colours, including high-visibility. The inherent flame retardant properties do not deteriorate as they are ‘built in’ to the fibres. As well as eliminating the need for costly re-treatment and unpleasant odours, this gives Protal the edge in practical comfort. It is suitable for woven, knitted or non-woven protective workwear and is designed for use as next to skin, liner, inter-liner and outer fabric.

Toledo Fabrics can be contacted at the following address: –
TOLEDO FABRICS
Dunsil Road, Brookhill Industrial Estate, Pinxton, Nottinghamshire, NG16 6NT, UK
Contact: Sarah Hanna
Tel: +44 1773 810188
Email: info@toledofabrics.co.uk
Web: www.toledofabrics.co.uk

 

Waxman Fibres Ltd is a subsidiary of the Waxman Group of Companies, based in Elland, West Yorkshire. The company operates in international markets. End users include major utilities, civil engineering, construction and petrochemical sectors.

Waxman Fibres Ltd, Grove Mills, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 9DZ

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11/7/14

Protal Ltd and Waxman Fibres’ series of Open day seminars

On October 7th-8th 2014 internationally renowned specialists in developing inherent flame retardant fabrics, Protal Ltd. and Waxman Fibres, hosted an event at their Yorkshire HQ to inform partners and health and safety professionals about the advantages of their products. This video will provide further information as to the topics that were discussed.

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Yorkshire’s textiles enhanced by Open Day success

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Carrington Workwear Ltd launches Flameban Max Protal range of fabrics

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