Durably flame retardant rainwear
There is a growing need for flame retardant solutions in the foul weather clothing of the armed forces. While printable and robust laminates with polyamide outer fabrics are used in traditional, non-FR clothing, their inability to offer flame retardant protection has so far prevented them from being used more widely. As an alternative, aramid or aramid/viscose flame retardant textiles are having to be used as these meet the requirements regarding flame retardancy. Unfortunately, the distinct disadvantage of these textiles is their poor colour fastness and mechanical durability qualities.
GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology for foul weather protection
Gore has developed a unique technology that makes it possible to manufacture flame retardant laminates made of traditionally non-FR textiles, such as polyamide and polyester. These laminates offer effective burn protection in hazardous situations involving heat and flame exposure while retaining the key benefits of high quality GORE-TEX® rainwear. Laminates with GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology offer burn protection through a self-extinguishing fabric technology, thermal stability and excellent thermal insulation.