FRMC® (flame resistant modacrylic cotton) is Tyndale’s exclusive brand of flame resistant modacrylic/cotton blended fabric. Modacrylic blended fabrics have been used extensively throughout the arc/flame industry for over 25 years.
FRMC® fabrics are inherently flame resistant – made using fibers that are innately flame resistant – and the flame resistant properties cannot be degraded through use or laundering. Unlike FRMC®, treated FR fabrics undergo a process during manufacturing to impart flame resistance onto the fabric fibers.
FRMC®-based products offer distinct advantages over products made from other flame resistant fibers and fabrics. Characteristics of FRMC® include:
Products manufactured using FRMC® fabric are known among end-users for comfort, durability, excellent color retention and overall professional appearance. The manufacturing processes – spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing and finishing – for the majority of FRMC® fabrics are conducted in the United States.
Additionally, Tyndale’s FRMC® supplier tests the fabric for flame resistance after each production lot, as specified in ASTM F1506, the governing ASTM standard for flame resistant clothing.
In addition to the qualities inherent to FRMC® fabrics described above, there are several fabric finishing options that Tyndale extends to its customers. After FR fabrics go through the dyeing process, a multitude of finishes can be applied to enhance the wearer’s experience. These finishes include:
Fabric finishes supplement FR protection while enhancing the wearer experience by ensuring comfort, maximizing professional appearance and garment wear life, and/or mitigating challenges in the work environment. Correspondingly, FR fabric finishes ultimately help ensure workers are properly protected when arc flash or flash fire hazards are present in the workplace.
For more information on FRMC® fabrics, garments, or the available options of finishes, please contact Terry Godusky at email@example.com.