Flame Resistant Knit Fabric
Permanent flame resistant fabric: An unalterable feature with time and washes.
Permanent flame retardant knitting fabric is a type of technical fabric that avoids fire propagation and the main feature is the fire resistance keeps unalterable over the years. The efficiency before the fire is not altered, nor with abrasion by the garment’s use or washes.
The inherent flame resistant properties will not wash out or wear away which helps make for a longer garment life cycle, value, and peace of mind for the wearer.
Hai Huei supplies and manufactures Nomex, Nomex IIIA, Kevlar, and FR blending knitted fabric which is all permanent flame resistant fabric.
Characteristics of Various Flame-Resistant Knitted Fabric
Inherently flame resistant, DuPont Nomex offers supreme strength and heat performance. It does not melt, drip, or support combustion in the air. A key factor in the protection provided by Nomex flame resistant fabric is the ability to carbonize and thicken when exposed to flame or heat. This typical reaction increases the protective barrier between the heat source and the skin to give the wearer vital extra seconds of protection to escape and minimizes burn injury.
Kevlar® is a heat-resistant para-aramid synthetic fiber from DuPont with a molecular structure of inter-chain bonds that make Kevlar incredibly strong. The feature of Kevlar is stronger than steel, tensile strength, ballistic resistance, cut and puncture resistance, and heat resistance.
The two or more types of flame retardant fibers blended together to create fabric have a comprehensive property in improving or adding its functionality and diversification. Such as the strength and durability of Kevlar, comfort of Rayon viscose or cotton, mildew proof and chemical resistance of Modacrylic, stretch and flexible of Spandex to provide more applicability and choice – from blending of flame resistant fabric.
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