Protection without compromise
Heathcoat Fabrics has expanded it’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) range with its newest development, Pbi PRO.
Pbi PRO is lighter than the current generation of strength reinforced Pbi products on the market, whilst offering our highest ever strength and durability. Pbi PRO, at just 195gsm, is unique compared to competitor fabrics as the Heathcoat development team have created an engineered yarn to combine additional heat and flame protection with super-strong filaments making for improved flame and UV protection.
Mark Drysdale, Commercial Manager of Protectivewear Fabrics said:
“Our goal was to design an engineered yarn that would ultimately give protection to otherwise exposed strengthening fibres, so that the strength proportion is protected against carbonisation and embrittlement and therefore doesn’t risk breaking open upon exposure to heat and flame.
“Pbi PRO is a unique addition to the current range of Pbi fabrics, offering superior strength combined with lighter weight. It is what frontline firefighters have been asking for.
“An advantage customers have working with Heathcoat Fabrics is our ability to design completely bespoke fabrics to their specific requirements. Heathcoat has a long history of manufacturing PBI fabrics that have seen garments exceed 10 years of continuous active service.”
Alongside their frontline firefighter products, Heathcoat Fabrics have created the GΔRDTEX range of inherently flame-retardant fabrics, for protection against industrial hazards. The GΔRDTEX range includes different fabric designs, performance levels and price points, giving buyers confidence in selecting the right option for their professional needs.
The GΔRDTEX range offers inherently flame-retardant fabric solutions using both branded NOMEX®, Kermel, TeijinConex, Protal™ & Pbi fibres and non-branded fibres allowing the end-user to choose the option that best suits their needs. Compared to other FR options, Heathcoat solutions offer peace of mind that the flame-retardant properties of the fabrics will be maintained for the full lifetime of the garment.
The GΔRDTEX range is available in a selected range of colours with durable oil, water and chemical repellency treatments. Stain-resistant, anti-bacterial or insect repellent finishes are also available along with custom colour options.
Ask about our new lining system fabrics, part of our extensive firefighter protection range which includes underclothing, polo shirts, fleeces, balaclavas and particulate hoods, all fully certified.