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Daily Wear FR Fabric Comparison Chart

  • All fabrics begin as fibers, which are then woven together to create the fabric.
  • Inherently Flame Resistant means the fibers themselves are naturally flame resistant, therefore, when the fibers are woven together it creates a fabric that is at its core naturally flame resistant.
  • Permanently Treated Flame Resistant fabric acquires its flame resistance from a treatment received after it is woven.
    • Years ago, treatments may have "washed off/out," but as technology progressed, there is now a "permanent treatment" that will last the life of the garment.
    • FR clothing is more likely to naturally wear out before losing its flame resistance.

  Blend: Fabric Weights: HRC/Hazard Risk Category: Fiber by: Flame Resistance Achieved by: Hand Rating: (5=softest)  Cost: Wear Life:
Banwear 88% FR Cotton/ 12% Nylon 7 oz., 9.5 oz., 13 oz., more HRC 1 / HRC 2 Walls / Itex, Inc. Permanently Treated Flame Resistance $$ 2 - 3 years
Cool Touch 2 45% Modacrylic/ 35% Lyocell/ 15% Meta-Aramid/ 5% Para-Aramid (8.5 oz.)                  
48% Modacrylic/ 37% Lyocell/ 15% Para-Aramid (5.8 oz and 7.0 oz.)     
5.8 oz, 7.0 oz., 8.5 oz. HRC 2 Bulwark / Tencate Inherent Flame Resistance $$$ 3-4 years
DRIFIRE 80% Modacrylic/ 15% Cotton/ 5% Para-Aramid 7 oz. HRC 2 Optimer Inc. Inherent Flame Resistance $$$ 3-4 years
Excel FR 100% Cotton 100% FR Cotton 7.0 oz., 9.5 oz., more HRC 1 / HRC 2 Bulwark / Mt. Vernon Mills Permanently Treated Flame Resistance 2 $ 1 - 2 years
Excel FR ComforTouch 88% FR Cotton/ 12% Nylon 7 oz., 9.5 oz., 13 oz., more HRC 1 / HRC 2 Bulwark / Mt. Vernon Mills Permanently Treated Flame Resistance $$ 2 - 3 years
Indura 100% FR Cotton 7.0 oz, 9.5 oz. HRC 1 / HRC 2 Westex, Inc. Permanently Treated Flame Resistance 2 $ 1 - 2 years
Indura UltraSoft 88% FR Cotton/ 12% Nylon 7 oz., 9.5 oz., 13 oz., more HRC 1 / HRC 2 Westex, Inc. Permanently Treated Flame Resistance $$ 2 - 3 years
Nomex IIIA 93% Nomex/ 5% Kevlar/ 2% Antistatic 4.5 oz., 6 oz. HRC 1 DuPont Inherent Flame Resistance 2 $$$$ 3 - 5 years
Protera 33% Nomex Kevlar blend/ 65% Modacrylic/  2% Antistatic 6.5 oz., 7 oz., 8 oz. HRC 2 DuPont Inherent Flame Resistance 4 $$$ 3 - 4 years
Tecasafe Plus 45% Modacrylic/ 35% Lyocell/ 15% Meta-Aramid/ 5% Para-Aramid (8.5 oz.)                             48% Modacrylic/ 37% Lyocell/ 15% Para-Aramid (7.0 oz.)      7.0 oz., 8.5 oz. HRC 2 Tencate Inherent Flame Resistance $$$ 3-4 years
TECGEN Select Proprietary TECGEN "smart fiber": High-Density Carbonaceous Shell and Acrylic Core. 5.5 oz., 8.0 oz. HRC 2 Invista Inherent Flame Resistance $$$½ 3-4 years



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