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FIREFIGHTER: FABRICS

FOR ALUMINIZED GEAR

THE FIRESHIELD RANGE

With FIRESHIELD, Dickson PTL provides a range of fabrics specially designed to be used for proximity gears manufacturing that requires the compliance of international firefighting standards, such as EN 1486 (European), GA634 2015 (China), or KFI (Korea). We make sure that our materials do not only provide the best protection against flames and radiant heat, but also the best comfort.

FIREFIGHTING SUIT – OVERVIEW OF THE MATERIALS AND STRUCTURE OF A PROXIMITY SUIT

An adequate firefighting proximity/ usually consists of multiple layers of different materials. The first layer is the outer-shell. Aluminized FR fabrics are recommended, since reflective surface is required to efficiently shield the firefighter from deadly amount of radiant heat generated by fires. Then come the insulation layers, with the main function of delaying the heat penetration. Materials used can vary: heat absorbing carbon fibers, aramid felt… are often being used to block convective heat. Non-woven textures are recommended since the air trapped in between the fibers reinforce the thermal insulation complex. A moisture barrier can be added to block out hot steams. The last layer is the inner lining. Since this material is in contact with the human skin, it needs to be comfortable in addition of being safe.

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS COMPLIANCE: EN 1486, GA634-2015 & KFI

Depending on the users’ requirements, fire protective equipment needs to comply with one or several safety standards in order to qualify as such. Each of our materials are regularly sent to third party laboratories in order to be tested regarding the standards. Detailed data are collected, analyzed and put at disposal for our users if required.

FIRESHIELD:  A COMPLETE SOLUTION

The FIRESHIELD range provides a complete panel of fabrics (from outer-shell to moisture barrier), calibrated to comply with most of the international standards when used for proximity suits. The materials are also available separately or in combinations to be implemented into fire entry suits or survival/ escape gears such as fire poncho. Our technical team is also at your disposal to advise on the best combination of materials to use in order to reach specific norms.


SUM UP

  • FIRESHIELD fabrics comply with the highest international firefighter standards:
    • EN 1486 (European standards)
    • GA634-2015 (China)
    • KFI (Korea)
  • FIRESHIELD COMPLEX: 4 layers
    • Lighweight full solution fabrics for proximity suit
    • Can be used in different association for fire entry and fire poncho

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