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TOLEDO FABRICS INTRODUCES HIGH VISIBILITY ORANGE KNITTED FLAME RETARDANT - PROTAL FABRICS

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TOLEDO FABRICS INTRODUCES HIGH VISIBILITY ORANGE KNITTED FLAME RETARDANT - PROTAL FABRICS

Waxman Fibres has worked in partnership with knitted fabric manufacturer Toledo Knitting to produce a world-first in flame retardant high visibility orange fabrics for protective clothing.

Incorporating Protal, Waxman Fibres’ next generation inherent flame retardant fabric solutions, the new Toledo range passes the high visibility EN471 and EN11612 Read More

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heat and flame standards, without compromising on comfort, breathability or cost effectiveness.

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.

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.