Fabric Specifications

ArrestexHP Chainsaw Protective Fabric

arrestexArrestex HP is a high performance chainsaw protective fabric.  Traditionally chainsaw protective fabrics work by clogging the sprocket with hundreds of tough polyester, polypropylene or nylon fibres.  ARRESTEX HP both clogs and resists cutting.  Super high strength, cut resistant fibres are incorporated into the protective pad giving vastly improved performance without adding weight or bulk.

Look for the Arrestex HP logo – representing the next level of performance for chainsaw protective clothing.

Fireshield Fabric

fire-shieldFireshield is a flame resistant fabric consisting of 88% cotton, 12% nylon treated with Proban ®.  Proban ® is a chemical treatment that does not wash or wear out and will last for the lifetime of the garment. Fireshield meets AS2755 Parts 1 & 2 for flame resistance.

In addition to excellent flame resistant properties, Fireshield offers outstanding Electrical Arc Thermal Performance (ATP Value).  Many companies are becoming aware of the hazards associated with working around high tension power lines and the possibility of an electrical arc flashover and as a result have adopted USA’s minimum benchmark for ATP value of clothing of 8.0 cal/cm² (NFPA Code 70E, Category 2).  Clothing made with Fireshield meets this requirement.  Fireshield has an ATP value of 9.1 cal/cm² when tested according to ASTM F1959.

With its nylon content, Fireshield also offers higher tear strength and abrasion resistance to similar 100% cotton fabrics.

FR Flex Fabric (Polo Shirts)

fr-flexFR Flex is a lightweight, breathable, stretch, Proban treated cotton.

This fabric has an ATP Value of 11 cal/cm² which exceeds NFPA Code 70E Category 2 requirements for garments to have an ATP Value of 8 cal/cm². Tested to FTMS 191A 5903 for flame resistance. Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) Category Rating of Excellent (50+).