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FURNACE FABRIC – OASIS

 

TenCate Oasis™ is an innovative protective fabric that offers incredible softness, has a lightweight feel and is flexible. It is designed to deliver premium protection against molten metal splash, radiant heat, flame and other smelting hazards. An outstanding value and the best choice among thermal resistant, metal-shedding fabrics, it has been chosen by leading aluminum manufacturers, worldwide, for its protection, comfort and durability.

 

   • Inherently flame-resistant – Flame-resistant, metal shedding protection is built into the fabric so it won't wash or wear out.

   • Comfortable to wear – Engineered with an innovative fiber blend, this fabric is designed for excellent softness and flexibility.

   • Outstanding value - Long-lasting protection withstands rugged use and repeated industrial launderings.

 

End Uses: Shirts, Trousers, Coveralls, Jackets and Hoods

Fibre Blend: 50% Lenzing FR/ 40% Wool/ 10% Nylon

 

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FURNACE FABRIC – PR97

 

PR97® is an internationally recognised leading brand of flame-retardant fabrics that are specifically designed to shed molten aluminium and molten iron splash to the International Performance Standard ISO 11612, without damage to the human skin, providing excellent protection with comfort for personnel exposed to these hazards. PR97 fabrics are also very effective at shedding molten cryolite. PR97 fabrics provide protection against radiant heat, convective heat and electric arc flash.

 

Bruck Textiles is ISO 9001 Quality Accredited and PR97 fabrics are certified to the requirements of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.

 

PR97® is a blend of natural fibres – Merino wool and Lenzing FR®. The flame resistant properties of PR97® are manufactured or “built-in” to the FR viscose fibre, which means the fabrics protection cannot diminish over time through washing or laundering; unlike some treated or chemically coated products where their protection can diminish through use. The main benefit of PR97® is its superior molten metal splash protection against a variety of metals including aluminium, cryolite, iron, steel, copper, magnesium and nickel.

 

End Uses: Shirts, Trousers, Coveralls, Jackets and Hoods

 

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WELDWOOL

 

WOOL NATURALLY FLAME RESISTANT!

 

Because of the way the wool fibre is structured, wool requires more oxygen than is available in the air to become flammable. Wool is accordingly an excellent fibre when it comes to fire safety. Furthermore, it does not melt, drip or stick to the skin when it burns. Wool's fire resistant attributes include:

 

   • A very high ignition temperature – 570-600° C

   • A high Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI). This is the measure of the amount of oxygen needed to sustain combustion

   • A low heat of combustion – the measure of the amount of heat energy released in the burning process

   • Does not melt or stick

   • Self-extinguishing

 

Wool's inherent fire resistance comes from its naturally high nitrogen and water content. Because of these, wool requires higher levels of oxygen in the surrounding environment in order to burn. Wool may be ignited if subjected to a significantly powerful heat source, but does not normally support flame, and will instead smoulder – usually only for a short time. In addition, wool's cross-linked cell membrane structure will swell when heated to the point of combustion, forming an insulating layer that prevents the spread of flame. This also means that wool produces less smoke and toxic gas than synthetic fibres.

 

End Uses: Jackets, Over Trousers and Hoods

Fibre Blend: 100% Wool

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CarbonX Repel

 

No Threat Is Too Small. See it shed splash, spatter, and sparks like no other fabric.

 

CarbonX RepelTM is designed to defend against numerous hazards in one single garment. With a proprietary compound added to its fiber blend, Repel remarkably sheds molten metal, certain chemicals, flammable liquids, and other molten substances while providing extraordinary protection against extreme heat and direct flame. Sparks and spatter simply roll off the woven material.

 

Repel is one of the few non-aluminized, flame-resistant fabrics able to pass the ASTM F955 pour test for molten iron and aluminum. Its flammability performance, as measured by the thermal mannequin test, is also extraordinary, with only 15–20% of the mannequin surface reaching criteria for a second- and third-degree burn.

 

Repel is significantly lighter than other similar application protective options. Its lighter weight increases a wearer's comfort and productivity as it decreases the amount of muscle exertion and heat stress that builds up over the course of a work shift. Although Repel is water resistant, micropores in the fabric make it breathable, further enhancing comfort.

 

End Uses: Jackets, Over Trousers and Hoods

 

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Aluminised Carbon Aramid CA340

Aluminised Carbon Aramid CA515

 

 

Aluminised Materials

Reflespace® technology is a unique aluminisation process offering the best molten metal splash protection today. The Reflespace range of aluminised fabrics incorporates the latest research and development to provide the ideal combination of protection, durability and comfort.

 

The Reflespace® range of aluminised fabrics is specially designed for Personal Protective Equipment Level 4: “high risks and extreme exposure to radiant heat”.

 

Reflespace Reflespace® technology advantages:

   • Excellent behaviour to ferrous and non-ferrous molten metal splashes

   • Outstanding mechanical resistance to abrasion, creasing and delamination → better life expectancy

   • Does not melt in contact with flames, heat or molten metals
   • Cleangard lacquer: protects and enhances the aluminium reflectance efficiency

   • Odourless

   • Comfortable and supple

 

Standards and Testing

   • All Reflespace® fabrics have undergone full ISO11612 testing by independent laboratories.

 

Reflespace® Applications

   • Foundries

   • Steel industries

   • Aluminium and non-ferrous metals industries

   • Glass industry • Cement works • Firefighters

 

 

Aluminised Fabrics

   Unlined

    Single layer Aluminised Fabric only

  

SERIES FABRIC ALUMINISED TECHNOLOGY WEIGHT
CTX Carbon X Z-Flex 407 gm2
CA340 Aluminised Carbon / Aramid Reflespace 340 gm2
CA515 Aluminised Carbon / Aramid Reflespace 515 gm2
PR720 Aluminised Preox (Pre-Oxidised acrylic) TBA 720 gms
AR530 Aluminised Aramid TBA 530 gms

 

   Lined

    Aluminised Fabric with T-Gard® P190 thermal liner

SERIES FABRIC WEIGHT
CA340L Aluminised CA340/ T-Gard P190 340 gm2 + 430gsm = 770gsm
CA515L Aluminised CA515/ T-Gard P190 515 gm2 + 430gsm = 945gsm
PR720L Aluminised PR720/ T-Gard P190 720 gms + 430gsm = 1150gsm
AR530L Aluminised AR530/ T-Gard P190 530 gms + 430gsm = 960gsm

 

Non Aluminised Fabrics

    Single layer Aluminised Fabric only.

SERIES DETAILS WEIGHT
WELDWOOL 100% Wool 780gm2
OASIS Replel 410gms
PR97 Merino wool and Lenzing FR® 380gm2
CarbonX Repel CarbonX with encapsulation 320gm2

 

 

Liner Fabric 

The T-Gard P190 Thermal Liner has been specifically designed for Furnace PPE and is exclusive to Elliotts. T-Gard® P190 is light weight and offers excellent thermal protection. The face fabric is a Proban FR 100% Cotton which provides a comfortable FR material against the body that can easily wick away moisture. The thermal batting is a 100% Nomex.

 

 

Fabric Performance

Unlined

SERIES LIMITED FLAME SPREAD FACE IGNITION CODE A1 (OUTER FABRIC) LIMITED FLAME SPREAD EDGE IGNITION CODE A2

CONVECTIVE HEAT

CODE B

RADIANT HEAT CODE C

MOLTEN ALUMINIUM SPLASH CODE D

MOLTEN IRON SPLASH CODE E

CONTACT HEAT CODE F

CX407 A1 Pass  A2 Pass B1 7.2s  C4 190s NT E3 >200g F1 8.0s
CA340 A1 NT B1 7.4s C3 54.4s D3 >350g E3 >200g F0 4.9s
CA515 A1 NT B1 7.4s C3 62.2s D3 >350g E3 >200g F1 5.9s
PR720 A1 NT B1 6.9s C3 66.0s D3 >350g E3 >200g F1 8.8s
AR530 NT NT NT NT NT E3 >200g NT

    • NT – No test data available on AR530

 

Lined

SERIES LIMITED FLAME SPREAD FACE IGNITION CODE A1 (OUTER FABRIC) LIMITED FLAME SPREAD FACE IGNITION CODE A1 (LINING FABRIC) LIMITED FLAME SPREAD EDGE IGNITION CODE A2

CONVECTIVE HEAT CODE B

RADIANT HEAT CODE C

MOLTEN ALUMINIUM SPLASH CODE D

MOLTEN IRON SPLASH CODE E

CONTACT HEAT CODE F

CA340L A1 Pass  A1 Pass A2 Pass B2 15.2s C4 165.7s D3 >350g E3 >200g F3 16.7s
CA515L A1 Pass A1 Pass A2 Pass B2 15.9s C4 106.6s D3 >350g E3 >200g F3 16.2s
PR720L A1 Pass A1 Pass A2 Pass B2 15.8s C4 186.2s  D3 >350g E3 >200g F3 15.4s
AR530L A1 Pass A1 Pass A2 Pass B3 21.3s C4 215.9s NT NT F3 20.1s

     • NT – No test data available on AR530

 

Fabric System Evaluation

Heat Protection

Convective Heat Unlined CA340 CA515 CX407 PR720 AR530 (NT)
  Lined AR530L CA515L PR720L CA340L  
Radiant Heat Unlined CX407 PR720 CA515 CA340  
  Lined AR530L PR720L CA340L CA515L  
Contact Heat Unlined PR720 CX407 CA515 CA340 AR530 (NT)
  Lined AR530L CA340L CA515L PR720L  

 

Molten Aluminum and Iron Splash

Molten Aluminum Splash All Fabrics achieved the highest possible rating of D3 and are suitable for Molten Aluminium Splash
Molten Iron Splash All Fabrics achieved the highest possible rating of E3 and are suitable for Molten Iron Splash

    • NT – No test data available on AR530 and AR530L

 

Comfort - Weight

Weight Unlined CA340 CX407 CA515 AR530 PR720
   Lined  CA340 CA515   AR530 PR720   

 

Comfort - Weight

Flexibility Unlined CX407 CA340 CA515 PR720 AR530
  Lined CA340 CA515 PR720 AR530  

 

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Aluminised Carbon Aramid CX407

 

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Aluminised Preox PR720

 

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Aluminised Aramid AR530

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TBA's aluminised fabrics are widely used to fabricate items of protective clothing such as gloves, mitts, aprons, jackets, trousers and fire proximity suits. These are used within industry to protect workers from heat and welding splash. A variety of base fabrics can be offered depending on the application involved.

 

Elliotts utilises the following TBA Fabrics

   • Aluminised Preox (preoxidised acrylic) OKA667

   • Aluminised meta aramid/para aramid AKA327

 

The above TBA fabrics have been developed with enhanced resistance to moisture. To achieve this the fabrics, incorporate an additional structured component. This element consists of an elastomeric, water-resistant, weave-lock coating, applied to the surface of the base fabric prior to lamination.

 

All batches of aluminised fabric for protective clothing undergo a wet-flex test, prior to release to assure the adhesion between the fabric and film.

 

TBA uses polyester film that is aluminised on both sides, so that some degree of radiant heat protection is still offered when some of the outer layer of aluminium is worn away, thus extending the life of the garment.

 

 

CarbonX Aluminised Fleece

 

We Can Take the Heat

 

Reduce your potential for fatigue and heat stress.

 

Unlike other aluminized fabrics that can be rigid and heavy, CarbonX with Z-Flex Aluminization® enhances both protection and comfort for professionals working in molten-metal and high-heat environments. CarbonX aluminized solutions are flexible and lightweight yet still provide maximum temperature resistance and extraordinary protection against molten metal splash. In fact, they are among the lightest materials on the market able to pass the ASTM F955 pour test for molten iron and aluminum.

 

CarbonX aluminized products incorporate the Newtex® proprietary Z-Flex MLATM process, or multilayer aluminization, which delivers outstanding reflectivity, durability, and flex-bond. Up to 95% of radiant heat can be reflected when CarbonX with Z-Flex Aluminization is deployed properly, with no organic flame contribution

 

 

The high-performance base fabric provides a persistent barrier and maintains its flexibility even after it is aluminized. Constructed to be truly non-flammable, the base fabric will not burn, melt, or ignite; withstands extremely high temperatures; and remarkably sheds spatter, sparks, and other hot liquids and molten metal. Its lighter weight and flexibility also significantly reduce a wearer's potential for fatigue and heat stress.

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