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Schoeller wins Best Protection Textiles award for pyroshell technology

According to the jury statement, pyroshell technology can integrate all functions, such as flame retardant, water repellent, UV protection, and more.

4th December 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Sevelen

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear, Medical/Hygiene

According to the jury statement, “pyroshell can not only integrate all functions such as flame retardant, water repellent, UV protection, etc, but also complies with bluesign certification. A very impressive achievement, which enables a totally new range of PPE fabrics to enter the market.”

The company was also shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Innovation Medical Textiles and Most Innovative Medium Company categories.

Innovative technology

According to the company, the latest development from Schoeller-works revolutionises the entire area of flame protection. Designed to suit the demands of safety personnel, railway workers, police officers and electricians, the fabric is said to offer permanent flame protection for polyester and polyamide fabrics.

Schoeller says pyroshell is a comprehensive, modular overall concept – depending on the area of use and requirement profile, the pyroshell flame protection fabric complies with the most varied of norms, such as EN ISO 11612 (clothing to protect against heat and flames), EN ISO 11611 (protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes), DIN EN 1149 (electrostatic protection), EN 343 (protection against rain) or EN 61482-1-2 (workwear for protection against electric arcs).

The three-layer protective fabric, which no longer needs to be lined, is available in comfortable 2-way and 4-way stretch versions or as non-elastic. The highest visibility and safety are ensured by EN 471 high-visibility colours (neon yellow, orange and red) and other customer-specific colours can also be supplied, according to the manufacturer.

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