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Hainsworth is showcasing a number of innovative product developments at AFAC. Among them will be a range of new

colours for our ECO-DRY Shield technology to enable us to extend the range into the industrial sector.

ECO-DRY consists of solutions – both outer shell and linings – and harnesses the many benefits of wool. The products have been engineered to combine the unique properties of wool, Nomex, Kevlar and Lenzing FR.

ECO-DRY Shield’s lightweight single-layer construction has proved hugely popular with wildland firefighters in Australia providing them with mobility, flexibility, comfort and maximum thermal protection in the most demanding of conditions.

Other product developments include TITAN 1260 which complements the existing 1220 and 1250 systems by adding flexibility after flashover with the fabric remaining flexible with minimal carbonisation, ensuring the garment remains intact and does not break open after exposure to flame and cooling down. TITAN 1260 has successfully undergone trials which have demonstrated its enhanced breathability, durability and protection.

The PBI, DuPont Nomex and DuPont Kevlar combination contains a specially developed yarn to provide a smoother fabric surface which reduces fibrillation and consequently improves airflow to ensure maximum breathability and comfort. Hainsworth is also showcasing an advance in the durability of its REPEL + technology, a special coating applied to a standard outer shell fabric, which keeps firefighters dry and comfortable without affecting the breathability of PPE.

For more information, go to www.protectsyou.co.uk

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