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Comfort at the core

Multifunctional flame-retardant fabric from Carrington Textiles.

16th June 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Adlington, United Kingdom


UK based Carrington Textiles has developed Flamestat 250, a lightweight flame-retardant fabric with antistatic properties, which maintains the company’s usual high standard in protection and performance.

At a weight of 250gsm, and with a high cotton content in its composition, Flamestat 250 has a soft handle for wearer comfort, whilst the polyester in it offers durability and strength.

Commenting on what drove the development, R&D Manager, Kirsty White said: “We are able to adapt quickly to market requirements, and as we have been seeing a growing trend for wearer comfort which has transitioned from workwear to flame retardant fabrics, we created Flamestat 250. We also wanted to develop a lighter weight quality to complement our Flamestat 290 without impacting product performance.”

Flamestat 250 is the latest addition to the Flamestat family, which are industrially launderable and guaranteed to last the lifetime of the garment due to robust construction. With 75% cotton, 24% polyester and 1% antistatic, the fabric’s flame retardancy meets EN ISO 11612, EN ISO 14116 index 3 and EN ISO 11611 standards, while its antistatic properties meet EN 1149-3-5 standard.

Available in a range of colours that include high visibility yellow, black and navy, Flamestat 250 also provides electric arc and chemical splash protection to EN 61482-1-2 and EN 13034 standards respectively.

Flamestat 250 is a perfect flame-retardant fabric with antistatic for workwear jackets, trousers and coveralls in industries that require protection against flash fire and electrostatic discharge like electric vehicle manufacturing, oil and gas as well as engineering.  

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