Examples of commonly used fibres and compositions
- 100 % Nomex® IIIA
- Meta-aramid: Nomex®, Conex and blends
(natural and colors)
(Protex®, Kanecaron® and other types)
- Nomex® T-450
- P.B.I.® and blends
- Polyester: fr polyester
- PPS: Procon®, Torcon™
- Protex® M/Lenzing® FR
- Viscose: FR viscose
Triple protection yarn Firefil
Once again, FilSpecTM innovates by launching FireFilTM, a fibreglass core yarn that is flame resistant, cut resistant and tear resistant.
Textiles created from this yarn exceed the highest standards of the fire-resistant fabric industry, offering triple protection to firefighters and industrial workers exposed to various dangers.
An ingenious design
Thanks to an innovative spinning technology, a highly flame-resistant fibreglass filament is inserted in the centre of the yarn. The outer layer of this yarn, made of high-performance textile fibre, is carefully chosen so as to render the composite yarn more effective.
The fibreglass core yarn is then woven to create a FireFilTM fabric that is flame resistant, cut resistant and tear resistant.
- Fibreglass makes FireFilTM resistant and protective
- No after-flame
- Does not melt or drip
- Yarn does not shrink in extreme heat*
- High tear strength: 200% higher than the NFPA 1971–2013 requirement*
- Resistance of over 1,000 newtons in warp direction and 1,450 newtons in weft direction*
- Flexible modular technology, according to the required performance and individual needs
*According to tests undertaken by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) on a 7.2 OSY fabric.
Tests carried out by Underwriters Laboratories
FireFilTM has been adapted to meet the specific needs of welders exposed to sparks and molten-hot metal shavings.
FireFilTM Welding is a coated glass-core yarn designed to both protect welders and improve their comfort.
With its moisture-wicking properties, the fabric made with FireFilTM feels comfortable against the skin and can be used to produce coveralls or protective aprons.
“My coveralls are light and comfortable. I’ve worn them in a lot of different conditions and they passed the test every time. They’re much more breathable than my old coveralls, which will be
- Marcellin, welder at Normex Métal.
In collaboration with its suppliers, FilSpecTM continuously searches for fibres and materials that make it possible to develop the best compositions that will ensure you better performance in keeping with your needs. Contact us to learn about the many options available.