Flame-retardant fabrics and clothing

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Flame-retardant fabrics are special materials that can prevent the spread of flames in high-temperature or fire situations. They are widely used in various industries such as chemical, aviation, marine, firefighting, and military. Royal international Co ltd have a very long experience in making all kinds of flame resistant clothing with different flame resistant material. Below are some commonly used flame-retardant fabrics and related brands.

  1. Aramid
    Aramid is a flame-retardant fabric made from polyaramide fiber. This high-performance flame-retardant fiber has excellent heat resistance, chemical resistance, and electrical insulation properties. Aramid has a high melting point of up to 370 degrees Celsius, even in contact with flames it will not melt, demonstrating outstanding fire resistance. Nomex is a well-known brand for aramid fabrics.

  2. Flame-retardant Acrylic
    Flame-retardant modacrylic is a flame-retardant fabric made from polyacrylonitrile fibers. It has excellent chemical and mechanical properties and exceptional fire resistance. Flame-retardant modacrylic materials can inhibit the spread of flames and prevent dripping, effectively protecting the wearer in the event of a fire. When it blended with cotton around 40/60, it would be the best choice. Protex is a well-known brand for flame-retardant acrylic fabrics.

  3. Flame-retardant Viscose or Modal
    Flame-retardant Viscose or Modal is a fabric made by adding flame retardants to glue. Flame-retardant Viscose or Modal fabric has excellent fire resistance and forms a protective layer when in contact with flames, preventing the spread of fire. The material is soft and comfortable, making it suitable for making fire-resistant clothing and fire-resistant curtains. Lenzing FR is a well-known brand for flame-retardant Modal fabrics.

  4. Wool
    Wool is a natural flame-retardant fabric that possesses inherent fire resistance. The protein and moisture naturally present in wool fibers can absorb heat and form a protective layer, preventing the spread of flames. Wool flame-retardant fabrics do not melt or drip and provide good thermal protection.

  5. Flame-retardant Cotton
    Flame-retardant cotton is a fabric made by specially treating cotton fibers. By adding flame retardants and textile auxiliaries, cotton fibers acquire flame retardant properties. Flame-retardant cotton fabrics have good moisture absorption, breathability, and comfort, making them suitable for prolonged wear in work environments.

  6. Flame-retardant Polyester
    Flame-retardant polyester is a fabric made from polyester fibers. It has excellent heat resistance, chemical resistance, and remains stable even in high-temperature environments. When in contact with flames, flame-retardant polyester materials form a carbonized layer, isolating heat and preventing the spread of fire.

  7. Flame-retardant Nylon
    Flame-retardant nylon is a fabric made from nylon fibers. Nylon fibers have a high melting point and excellent heat resistance, maintaining stability in high-temperature environments. Flame-retardant nylon fabrics do not melt or drip when in contact with flames, effectively preventing the spread of fire and providing safety protection for the wearer.

  8. Polyacrylonitrile preoxidized fiber  Polyacrylonitrile preoxidized fiber is a flame-retardant synthetic fiber derived from polyacrylonitrile through a preoxidation process. Its flame-resistant properties make it suitable for manufacturing fabrics used in various industries where fire protection is necessary.

The United States and Europe also have a series of regulations for flame-retardant testing and standards. For example, flame-retardant testing standards in the U.S. include NFPA 2112 for flame-resistant work garments and NFPA 1975 for flame-resistant clothing. In Europe, EN 11611 and EN 11612 are used as testing and certification standards for flame-retardant fabrics. These standards require fabrics to undergo performance tests such as heat conduction, radiation heat and splatter resistance, and resistance to melting and dripping.

In conclusion, flame-retardant fabrics are designed to provide personal safety in hazardous environments. Lenzing, Nomex, and Protex are highly recognized brands in the field of flame-retardant fabrics. Choosing the appropriate flame-retardant fabric and adhering to the corresponding testing and standards can provide higher protection and ensure safety in dangerous situations. Royal as an expert on this area could offer you different solution with different material and garment making according to your reques.

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