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“Hot” off the runway: the Polartec flame-resistant collection

December 9, 2020 | By Anthony Capkun



December 9, 2020 – Two Milliken & Co. textile businesses—Westex and Polartec—have collaborated to unveil a new collection of flame-resistant (FR), arc-rated (AR) knit fabric.

“It’s a collaboration that draws on the best of both brands, with Westex contributing its expertise in FR/AR fabric engineering and design and Polartec as an expert in performance fabric constructions,” said Westex’s Michael Langley.

The Polartec FR Collection introduces three unique Polartec fabric constructions engineered with Westex FR/AR fabric technology: Polartec Power Dry FR, Polartec Power Grid FR, and Polartec Wind Pro FR. The products span shirting, insulation and weather-resistance fabrics that promise to meet or exceed protection standards.

The collection knits patented tri-blend yarn into flame-resistant, temperature-regulating fabrics, meaning “dual-hazard thermal protection is engineered directly into the fiber and is guaranteed for the life of the garment”.


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