From the Expo Floor: New FR Fabric Makes Debut

Work apparel of all varieties is on display down virtually every aisle of this year's NSC Expo. Many of the garments look like old friends not seen since the previous show; others look like updated versions of those friends. Less conspicuous are the fibers and fabrics that have gone into the construction of these garments, but if you're looking for it, even these materials are part of the pageantry.

Such is the case at two booths--2138 and 2142--where Glen Raven Inc. and Kermel North America have respectively set up shop to showcase the new GlenGuard FR, a flame-resistant fabric for the industrial protective market. According to the companies, the product was more than two years in the making and was a direct result of the partnership they developed to fill a need in the industry.

"We know from our protective apparel experience in Europe that if it isn't comfortable, workers won't wear it properly," says Richard Ridewood of Kermel. "That puts the worker at higher risk of injury. We saw evidence of this in the North American market."

Responding to that evidence, the France-based Kermel, which manufactures aramid fibers and has a U.S. facility in Greensboro, N.C., partnered with the Glen Raven, N.C.-based Glen Raven, a maker of specialty fabrics, and jointly they created what became the new FR fabric, which they say exceeds the NFPA 70E standard for thermal and body-burn protection while maintaining its soft, supple, lightweight, color-fast, and abrasion-resistant properties. More information about it is available at www.glenguard.com.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue