Textile powerhouse, Milliken & Company, announces plans to purchase Polartec brand from Versa Capital Management Spartanburg, SC based Milliken announced this week that it has agreed to terms with Versa Capital Management to purchase Andover, MA based Polartec, LLC. While details of the transaction have not been released, it is set to close later this […]
ASTM F2302 has been reinstated as, Standard Performance Specification for Labeling Protective Clothing Which Provides Resistance to Incidental Exposures to Heat or Open Flame. The previous edition of ASTM F2302, which was titled Standard Performance Specification for Labeling Protective Clothing as Heat and Flame Resistant, had been administratively withdrawn in February 2017 by ASTM because […]
In terms of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), what is the difference between Flame Resistance, Flame Retardants and “Rated” materials and garments? These are words commonly seen in the industrial AR and FR market–so what do they mean, and what hazard can you expect “flame resistant” clothing to protect from? Defining the Terms Flame Resistance– “The property […]
If you are making industrial flame resistant and arc rated PPE products, the wide range of trades shows for safety professionals can be overwhelming. Which trade shows will give the most bang for your buck and provide access to the safety and technical resources needed to pitch your innovations? Many fabric and garment manufacturers attend […]
The ArcWear team is excited to announce an affiliation with Dr. William F Baitinger, who will serve to provide expert consulting services to the electrical, flame, and thermal industry. Dr. Baitinger holds a PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University. Since 1967, he has worked in the field of textiles, primarily with cotton and cotton blends. […]
2016 brought a lot of activity for the technical committees that develop FR and AR industry standards. The staff at ArcWear is proud to participate on technical committees for standard development and to relay a summary of what we know to our readers. If you missed the OH&S Webinar presented by Hugh Hoagland last week, read […]
What should be considered when wearing PPE in unpredictable and adverse environments? Register for a free OH&S Webinar on Thursday, November 3rd at 2:00 p.m. EST to listen in as Hugh Hoagland presents the challenges for end users wearing flame resistant and arc rating clothing in various weather conditions.
“The main thing that I would say to anybody doing electrical switching or electrical work is PPE works if you use it….” An arc flash accident can happen to anyone–listen in for Brian’s firsthand account and his message, brought to you by e-Hazard.
Similar but different – How do you tell the difference Between Arc Rated (AR), Flash Fire Rated (FFR), and Flame Resistant (FR)? In 2012, NFPA 70E changed the terminology referencing personal protective equipment (PPE); what was formerly referred to as FR (flame resistant) clothing is to be called Arc Rated or AR, according to the […]