Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020! Our members here at Tyndale hope your year is filled with joy and prosperity. Join us as we recap our most popular blogs from 2019, detailing innovation and education in the world of FRC.

#1 What is the Difference Between Inherent and Treated FR?

This was our most viewed blog of 2019! FRC is key to staying safe in hazardous environments, and two of the most common FR fabrics are differentiated as inherent and treated. But how do these fabrics work when keeping us safe on the job? This blog post outlines the differences in Inherent FR fabrics vs. Treated FR fabrics and describes the benefits and applications for use of each. Who better than expert Scott Margolin, Tyndale’s VP of Technical to explain the important differentiators in these fabrics.

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#2 FR Clothing Care & Maintenance: 3 Things to Know

Flame resistant clothing (FRC) is considered “the last line of defense” in the event of an arc flash or flash fire incident. This means FR clothing is made to protect you from injury when all other safety measures and precautions have been unsuccessful in preventing an incident. Let us inform you about the 3 most important steps in maintaining your FRC’s protective qualities.

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#3 Busted! Fake FRC Seller Charged by US Attorney

In March of 2018, we used our blog to alert readers of a rising trend in the selling of counterfeit flame resistant clothing (FRC). Unscrupulous dealers were creating non-FR replicas of name-brand garments and selling them as FRC – thereby putting wearers at risk for injury, or even death! Unfortunately, this practice continued into 2019. In this post we detail the true story of Ramin Kohanbash and his crimes counterfeiting U.S. Military uniforms. And, learn the few easy steps you can take to help ensure you’re purchasing authentic FR garments.

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#4 Tyndale Factory Store – Now Open in the Concord California Area

In March of 2019, we opened our fourth retail store located in Concord, California! Thanks to this new store, workers in Northern CA have easy access to the quality arc-rated flame resistant clothing (FR) clothing they need to stay safe on the job – AND the option to buy American-made – right in their own back yard. This store joins our other Factory Stores in Williamsport, PA, Midland, TX, and Oklahoma City, OK. Thank you to all who supported our retail efforts in 2019.

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#5 Tyndale’s New Versa Flex Jeans

Jeans have long held a special place in our lives with the perfect fit and feel being paramount. The right pair of jeans can change the entire outlook of your day. Keeping this in mind, Tyndale has created the new Versa Regular Fit Flex FR Jeans (M24MT). These are our top offering if you’re seeking comfort and style, while requiring protection from hazards you may face on the job. Shop now to get the best selection on these new Versa Regular Fit Flex FR Jeans.

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#6 Important Changes to NFPA 2112 – 2018 Edition

As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping our customers safe, Tyndale consistently stays up-to-date on all updates and changes to standards. Recent changes to NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame Resistant Clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire include:

• Updated Title and New Terminology

• Head, Neck, and Hand Protection Included

• Cold Weather Insulation Guidance

It’s important to fully familiarize yourself with these changes and assess how they will impact your safety efforts moving forward. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the implications for your company, Tyndale experts are happy to help.

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#7 What Does ASTM 1506 Compliant Really Mean?

ASTM 1506, Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Electric Arc Rated Protective Clothing Worn by Workers Exposed to Flames and Electric Arcs, is the governing ASTM standard for flame resistant clothing for protection from arc flash. But what does 1506 compliance actually mean? Let us help explain how this standard is key to safety testing of FR garments.

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#8 Does Moisture Impact Protection Levels of FRC?

Have you ever wondered if moisture will impact how well your FRC performs? In our blog post from August 2019, Scott Margolin, Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical explains how moisture and FRC performance relate. For anyone who works outside or is frequently confronted with wet or damp FR gear, this blog post is a must read!

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#9 What is the Definition of Flame Resistant?

You may have heard the term Flame Resistant. You may even wear FR clothing on the job. But have you ever heard an expert describe the science that keeps you safe in the field? Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical, Scott Margolin define Flame Resistant, highlight the FR testing system, and even call out a common misconception.

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#10 Tyndale’s New FR Polo Shirts

What’s more comfortable than a button-down shirt, but more professional than a t-shirt? A polo! Our newly redesigned FR Polo Shirt is the best choice when you’re seeking comfort and style, while requiring protection from the hazards on the job. We’ve made some recent improvements to the protective qualities, fit, and design of this polo – you’ll want to update your wardrobe with this new staple.

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Bonus Story - The Tyndale Versa Collection

Say hello to the Tyndale Versa Collection. The Versa Collection draws inspiration from today’s latest fashion trend known as “utility wear.” With this trend in mind, Tyndale’s Versa Line was created to combine function with style and provide the wearer with protection from hazards with confidence while on the job. This post highlights some Versa Collection items we think would be a great fit for you!

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