Fire fighting usage
LENZING™ FR blends offer unique solutions in all three areas of this application: wildland, structural refighting, and station wear.
In structural fire fighting very low RET data of LENZING™ FR fibers (a measure of fabric breathability), scientifically recorded, shows a big improvement in reducing fatigue and heat stress, the number one killer of fire fighters in the USA.
High performance LENZING™ FR fiber blends offer a solution-based complete concept for fire fighters, combining efficient flame and heat protection with improved physiological performance and enhanced comfort. The “layers” concept includes protective wear with direct skin contact like underwear, hoods and gloves, as well as outer layers such as jackets and trousers. In turnout gear LENZING™ FR can be used in the facecloth, thermal/moisture barrier and the outer shell. Extensive tests on multi-layer garments under European standard EN469 confirm the effectiveness of LENZING™ FR blends in combining protection with comfort.