Workwear for oil and gas and electrical workers must meet exacting government standards to protect in hazardous environments. But protection is only half the battle. For protective workwear to be effective workers must use them properly and consistently which means the fabrics must be cool, comfortable and attractive.
We accepted this challenge in creating our GlenGuard® FR line of protective workwear. We not only meet government safety standards (NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112), but our fabrics also offer the industry’s best ratio of weight to protection. That means that workwear made using GlenGuard FR not only protects but is cool and comfortable. It’s also attractive and stays that way even through repeated commercial laundries because our fabrics have color deeply embedded in each fiber.
Also part of the GlenGuard line is GlenGuard® Hi-Vis, which is a workwear fabric for protective vests that provides high visibility in addition to flame retardency and comfort. GlenGuard Hi-Vis is a patented, inherently flame resistant, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) compliant fabric designed to make safety vests cooler and more comfortable without sacrificing protection.
For the most extreme work environments such as foundries, steel plants, glass works and firefighting our Dickson PTL subsidiary in France has created protective wear under the Aluprotec® brand for individual protection equipment. These fabrics protect workers from extreme heat, flames and molten metal splashes.