By Alyssa Dalton
December 19, 2013 – Polartec has released an updated Polartec flame resistant (FR) layering system with a high performance yarn blend that promises both flash fire and arc flash dual-hazard protection.
Claiming to be even lighter, this second generation system meets NFPA 2112 Flash Fire and NFPA 70E Arc Flash protection standards and includes an option to add high visibility for triple hazard protection. The updated collection includes Polartec Power Dry FR baselayer fabric that is 25% lighter than the previous generation product while offering both NFPA 70E HRC2 and NFPA 2112 certified protection, says the company. Polartec also boasts a full layering system of FR knits in the new yarn blend including Power Stretch High Efficiency grid fleece fabric, double velour Polartec Thermal FR fleece, and wind, rain, and soil resistant Polartec Wind Pro FR outerwear sweatshirt fleece.