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DuPont™ Nomex® IIIA

Aramid fiber manufactured by DuPont. Blend of 93% Nomex®, 5% Kevlar® and 2% static dissipative fiber.

  • Inherently flame resistant - won't melt, drip or support combustion in the air.
  • FR cannot be degraded by laundering.
  • Char length less than 4".
  • Moderate moisture regain.
  • Should not be considered where critical static control is required.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Very low shrinkage.
  • Color can change with overexposure to UV.
  • Estimated wear life three to four years.

Cotton

Natural fiber taken from the cotton plant.

  • Known as the "comfort" fiber.
  • Untreated cotton has no flame resistant properties. 100% untreated cotton fabrics will ignite and burn quickly, but will not melt.
  • Good moisture regain.
  • May be considered where critical static control is required.
  • Shirts require ironing.
  • Tends to wrinkle, fade and shrink due to the nature of the fiber. LION cotton fabrics have special dye and finishing methods to improve color fastness and wrinkle resistance.
  • Estimated wear life is 1.5 years.

Poly/Cotton

65% polyester / 35% cotton.

  • No flame resistance and will melt under very high heat.
  • Moderate moisture regain.
  • Should not be considered where critical static control is required.
  • Requires at least "touch-up" ironing.
  • Very low shrinkage.
  • Good color fastness.
  • Estimated wear life is two to three years.