Unique solutions

  • Bespoke solutions
  • Industry-specific
  • Firefighter protective clothing
  • Exclusive Pbi PRO and Kermel®CoreFX for highest performance protection
  • EN471 hi-vis
  • C6 repellency technology
  • Antibacterial & antimicrobial
  • High thermal performance
  • Colour-fast and UV resistant
  • FR meshes and 3D spacetec®

The world’s highest-accredited manufacturers of protective garments and equipment have put Heathcoat Fabrics at the heart of their firefighter protection for more than 30 years. Our flame retardant woven and knitted fabrics are trusted the world over, by military, industrial, security, police and fire services where human safety is paramount.

Our inherently fire-resistant knitted and woven textiles are certified to the highest global standards and incorporate fibres from well-known brands including Kermel®, Kevlar®, Nomex®, PBI®, PBO, PEEK, Protal®, and Twaron®. We also offer a range of flame retardant 3D Spacetec® fabric and 2D meshes with the added benefit of comfort and breathability, reducing the thermal burden and providing moisture management. Bespoke engineered designs are available featuring Heathcoat-patented silica compositions.

Pbi Pro - the strongest, lightest weight Pbi outershell solution

Outer shell fabrics

Heathcoat Fabrics continue to offer the very best protection for frontline firefighters. Our latest high-performance products include Pbi PRO and Kermel®CoreFX, both of which have been designed for the toughest demands, offering market-leading mechanical strength, fire-resistant, lighter weight garments.

A very high thermal performance is demonstrated by double flashover fire testing, without break open.

All outer-shell options are supplied using our C6+ durable chemical repellent finish.


Contact us for our full range of outershell options:



Skin out protection

Alongside fabric, we supply a comprehensive range of CE-marked inherently flame-resistant underclothing and protective wear:

  • Full ‘skin out’ protection underwear
  • Polo shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • fleece jackets
  • A range of balaclavas and particulate hoods, EN13911:2017 certified for firefighters

Our technical range of fully certified and CE-marked clothing offers ultimate, next-to-the-skin protection with high-performance fabrics and garments produced in the UK.

Click to view our brochure for a selection of available designs. Please contact us for other styles, or your own bespoke design.

EC Declaration of Conformity for Balaclavas

EC Declaration of Conformity for Garments

PBI by Heathcoat

Discover our full range of internationally acclaimed PBI firefighter outershell solutions

Heathcoat’s range of PBI fabrics offers lightweight, breathable protection against heat, flash fire and arc flash and will not ignite. They also offer excellent chemical splash resistance, perspiration and wicking properties. They do not become brittle, shrink, or break open when exposed to flame or high temperatures, ensuring high levels of protection for firefighters in all operational conditions.

The Heathcoat PBI range is headed by PRO, our strongest yet lightest weight product, with enhanced flame protection and market-leading UV resistant durability.
PBI Pro features high strength without compromising PBI thermal performance, engineered with the dual strength of filament para-aramid within a PBI protection barrier. The result is an uncompromised outer shell fabric optimised for user comfort with the reassurance of superior strength and protection, flashover tested without break open. High mechanical strength, light weight and enhanced fire-resistance meet the very toughest frontline demands.


Core is made with an engineered fibre blend to protect the para-aramid structural element, increasing the retained strength of the fabric after exposure to UV all wrapped up in an appealing matrix-style design.


The attractive birds-eye twill pattern compliments Shield’s advanced engineered fabric properties, offering an increased level of comfort and durability. The woven design allows greater air porosity to enhance and improve comfort and breathability.

A revolutionary concept, Dynamo incorporates a heat-activated yarn on the reverse of the fabric, which reshapes when exposed to flame to create small air pockets. The effect provides an additional layer of air insulation, proven to give higher protection against heat.

Lightweight PBI TGP is specially designed for technical rescue – The Heathcoat designed dyeable lightweight protective fabric is also widely used for wildland firefighting and protection of workers in the petrochemical, gas and electrical industries.

Benefits of Heathcoat PPE:

  • Bespoke solutions – Heathcoat Fabrics supplies innovative and high-performance safety fabrics, and garments, that meet your user and market-specific requirements.
  • Industry-specific – We provide solutions for those working in the chemical and petrochemical industry, electricity and gas distribution, rail and road maintenance and airport refuelling. We cater to industry-specific applications of our customers.
  • PBI® dyed colours – Heathcoat Fabrics has developed a strictly controlled dyeing process enabling us to produce a unique range of colour-fast PBI® fabrics.
  • Antibacterial and antimicrobial – Ag+, our durable antibacterial finish which uses particles of silver to prevent bacterial growth, helps to keep garments fresher, even after physical exertion.
  • High visibility – We offer knitted and woven fabrics with high visibility that is certified to the EN471 standard.

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