December 31, 2013
What to Consider Before Choosing Industrial Laundry for FRC

Does Clothing Brand Matter to FRC Wearers?

Many steps and stakeholders are involved in designing, producing, selling and delivering FRC clothing, but what drives overall customer satisfaction? As flame resistant (FR) protection has become commoditized, fabric and garment manufacturers have focused on traditional attributes to differentiate their products. However, quite possibly the most important differentiator is the […]
December 24, 2013
Avoiding Heat Stress in FRC

What is the Most Protective FR Clothing?

We often get questions on or recommendations for the “most protective” FRC clothing. However, as you’ll see in this blog post, parity in protection points to the growing importance of other garment qualities leading to employee-level choice.
December 20, 2013
Today's Advancements in FRC Clothing Style

Today’s Advancements in FRC Clothing Style

In the past, FR clothing would have been characterized as stiff, hot and uncomfortable. If you are uncomfortable in your FR clothing, there is potential for garments to be worn incorrectly (rolling up sleeves, taking off protective layers, etc.), possibly resulting in a safety incident. In order to do your […]
December 18, 2013

How Global Sourcing Affects FR Clothing

As we touched on in an earlier blog post in July, companies across the country are realizing that it makes financial sense to manufacture domestically. The same is true in textiles and FR clothing where increasing labor costs abroad and technological advances in the U.S. are fueling demand for American-made […]
December 16, 2013
NASCO Hi-Vis Sentinel Rain Jacket (R307N)

Enhanced Visibility Options for FRC Clothing

United States law requires all personnel working on a federally funded highway to wear high visibility clothing. Two states, Minnesota and Wisconsin, have gone above and beyond the federal mandate and have adopted ANSI 107 into state law (1). Industries that operate during the day or at night, in good […]
December 13, 2013
Tyndale FR clothing fabric finishes

4 Common Types of FR Clothing Fabric Finishes

As flame resistant (FR) protection has become commoditized, fabric and garment manufacturers have focused on traditional textile attributes to differentiate their products. After fabrics are dyed, a multitude of finishes can be applied to enhance the wearer’s experience, including: moisture wicking, antimicrobial/odor control, stain release and bug repellent. Each finish has […]
December 9, 2013
Tyndale FR knit fabrics

Does Fabric Manufacturing Affect FR Clothing Protection?

Did you know the way your garments are manufactured, down to the fiber and how the fabric is constructed, can play a role in its ability to protect you? However, protection is just one of four attributes we have identified that customers use to select their FR clothing. The other […]
December 6, 2013
carbon fiber and FR clothing

Emerging Technology: Carbon Fiber and FR Clothing

What Are Carbon-Based Fibers? The most basic building block of FR fabrics is fiber, and one of the most basic building blocks of life is carbon. Carbon is an inert material that is very light and has excellent energy absorption qualities. Carbon fiber’s high strength and low weight makes it […]
December 4, 2013
Tyndale Midweight Hooded Sweatshirt (M708T)

Tyndale Introduces New Midweight Hooded Sweatshirt (M708T)

Tyndale’s new Midweight Hooded Sweatshirt (M708T) combines comfort, arc flash and flash fire protection into one sweatshirt workers want to wear. Use this sweatshirt as a layering piece in winter conditions or wear it alone as a casual outer layer.