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How Fireproof Fabric Could Save Your Life
- Apr 17, 2018 -

Firemen aren't the only ones who rely on flame-resistant fabrics to stay safe. At home and work, it's used everywhere. Here's how fireproof fabric might one day help save your life.


Fireproof fabric is fabric that's been treated to be flame resistant: any flame extinguishes itself when the fire source is removed from the material. It goes without saying that firefighting suits are made of textile fibers that meet high standards of heat and flame resistance. But did you know that other workers also wear fireproof clothing? And did you know that fireproof fabric could one day help save your life at home as well as in public places? Here's how.


Natural-looking fireproof fabrics


A great number of workers wear shirts, pants, suits or lab coats that are made with fireproof fabrics. The material can be soft, light and comfortable and look just like regular work clothes. The only difference is the added protection that they provide against the risk of severe burns. Workers in the following industries often wear fireproof clothing:


Electricity (maintenance, public utilities).

Gas and oil.

Chemical products.

Mining.

Manufacturing industries.

Soldering and metallurgy.

The fireproof clothing worn by these workers provides a high level of thermal protection that meets the safety standards established by the EU standardsBoard, as well as those that come under the National Fire Protection Association.