Modacrylic Fiber: Protex M vs. Protex C.

We frequently get questions about different fibers for arc protection.  This is to answer a common question on testing in ASTM F1959 to meet ASTM F1506 or  ASTM F1891. Protex M fiber contains approximately 2x the amount of Antimony Trioxide as compared to Protex C. It is designed to be used primarily in blends with […]

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Post-Use Analysis of Firefighter Turnout Gear

An article based on the durability studies titled “Post-Use Analysis of Firefighter Turnout Gear” completed at the University of Kentucky has been published in Fire Technology. The studies analyzed used firefighter turnout gear, with the manufacture date ranging from two to greater than ten years.   The testing and procedures used for analysis were pulled […]

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