For some workers, even when it’s cold outside the heat is on. With that in mind, base layer manufacturer ColdPruf is launching a new fire-resistant first layer to keep hard-working professionals safe and warm.
ColdPruf’s First Layer – FR.HRC1 uses a waffle knit fabric design with ring spun cotton and Protex M Modacrylic, a combination that provides next-to-skin comfort and flame resistance.
“From firefighters and welders to electrical workers and even certain types of outdoorsmen, having a level of fire resistance can be incredibly valuable in some situations,” said John Willingham, president of ColdPruf’s parent company Indera Mills. “So many base layers on the market are made from synthetic materials that do not respond well to open flames. Natural fibers combined with a high tech flame resistant material provide a clear alternative.”
Flame resistant protective apparel has the ability to self-extinguish once an ignition source is removed. ColdPruf’s First Layer is rated to HRC1 standards and is F1506 compliant, a standard required for electrical workers exposed to electric arcs and related thermal hazards.
First Layer – FR.HRC1 is available in size S-XXXL and Medium Tall through XL Tall in either scoured white or black. Tops feature an extended tail while bottoms have a front and rear rise, comfort waistband and gussets for ease of movement. Both use rib cuffs to help trap body heat and block drafts.
The new fire resistant model joins ColdPruf’s line of base layers that includes apparel made from Merino wool, performance polyester, cotton and recycled consumer materials. ColdPruf is a division of Indera Mills, which in 2014 celebrates 100 years of creating quality apparel in 2014.
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