Flame resistant clothing: FR coverall features chemical-splash protection

Safety clothing: Workrite Uniform, a flame-resistant (FR) clothing manufacturer, is releasing a new coverall that provides both FR properties and chemical-splash protection (CP).

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Flame resistant clothing: Workrite Uniform Company, a flame-resistant (FR) clothing manufacturer, is releasing a new coverall that provides both FR properties and chemical-splash protection (CP). This new Workrite® FR/CP product will be on display for the first time at the 2017 National Safety Council Congress & Expo (NSC).

In addition to the new FR/CP coverall, the Workrite FR/CP line includes lab coat styles for both men and women. The first of their kind, these products combine the FR protection of Nomex® IIIA fabric with Westex ShieldCXP™, a proprietary chemical-splash protective technology. Each FR/CP item offers protection against thermal hazards such as arc flash and flash fire, while also repelling small amounts of hazardous liquid chemicals and resisting the penetration and wicking of inadvertent liquid chemical splash.

“Prior to our FR/CP products, simultaneous protection against chemical-splash and thermal hazards typically required the use of more than one garment, resulting in discomfort, inconvenience and potential wearer negligence,” said Mark Saner, Workrite Uniform’s FR technical manager. “By offering a single, lightweight, durable solution, our FR/CP products dramatically improve safety and comfort.”

Workrite FR/CP products are ideal for work environments where both thermal hazards and liquid chemicals — such as acids, bases, oxidizers, pharmaceuticals, agriculture products and fertilizers, cleaners, coatings and paints — are present. This includes the utilities industry, food processing, medical and research laboratories, machinery and transportation, and beyond.

The coverall and lab coats are just the beginning — Workrite Uniform plans to continue expanding its FR/CP line in the future. The company also offers a broad selection of FR clothing in a variety of other styles and fabrics.

ABOUT WORKRITE UNIFORM COMPANY
Workrite Uniform Company is a business-to-business (B2B) affiliate of Williamson-Dickie (“Dickies”), a global workwear brand. Founded in 1973, Workrite Uniform has delivered high-quality flame-resistant (FR) workwear for more than 40 years. It is also the leading supplier of FR station wear for fire service. An ISO 9001:2008-certified company, Workrite Uniform is solely focused on the development and manufacturing of FR clothing for industries throughout North America. Today, Workrite Uniform offers four top-quality FR brands, Workrite® FR, Workrite® FR Fire Service, Dickies® FR and Walls® FR, in the B2B market.

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