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Mount Vernon FR to offer new FR clothing options in collaboration with industry experts

Cat Apparel is producing an FR work shirt and coverall, and Rock & Roll Cowboy will offer jeans with FR protection.

30th September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Trion, GA

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

Cat Apparel is producing an FR work shirt and coverall, and Rock & Roll Cowboy will offer jeans, giving consumers FR options with the same fit and styling they’ve come to expect from these brands.

“Partnering with Mount Vernon FR made perfect sense when considering the values of our company,” said Andrius Viskantas, Vice President of North America Sales and Marketing for Cat Apparel.  “We both believe in safety and comfort as a first priority, but without having to sacrifice function, performance and durability.”

Functional features

Cat Apparel developed its FR line to protect workers without compromising comfort or function.  The Cat FR Work Shirt with DuPont Nomex MHP mesh gussets is made using Mount Vernon FR’s AMTEX TC PLUS Sateen fabric.  It is a 6.5 ounce fabric blend of cotton, Tencel and nylon twill, and is said to provide a great true fit with FR mesh gussets under the arms for better stretch and comfort. 

The Cat FR Twill Coverall with DuPont Nomex MHP mesh gussets is made with Mount Vernon FR’s AMTEX PLUS Sauk Sateen 6.5 ounce, 88% cotton/12% nylon twill blend. The coverall provides functional features, durability and protection, and has been fit-tested for ease of movement, comfort and coolness, the company reports.

Both the shirt and coverall are available at retail and each is UL – NFPA2112 certified and provide dual hazard protection that meet  NFPA 70E CAT 2, ASTM 1506 and OSHA 29 CFR1910.269.  

Jean styles with FR protection

Known for its fashion-forward, premium denim, Rock & Roll Cowboy will offer two jean styles with FR protection. 

The Pistol style is made with Mount Vernon FR’s Phoenix FR fabric featuring an 11.75 ounce cotton twill and the Double Barrel style is made using Mount Vernon FR’s Phoenix fabric with a 12 ounce 3x1 right hand twill Amsler ring spun warp denim. 

Both styles will be available in custom washes for medium and dark denim shades, and both fabrics meet NFPA 2112, NFPA 70E, HRC2, ASTM 1506 and OSHA 29 CFR1910.269. “Mount Vernon FR fabric allows us to provide the Rock & Roll Cowboy customer the same premium fit, styling and quality they depend on, but now with added FR protection,” said Jamison Hochster, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Westmoor Manufacturing.

Mount Vernon FR

Mount Vernon Mills is a 170-year-old manufacturer of textile, chemical and related products for the apparel, industrial, institutional and commercial markets.

Mount Vernon FR is part of Mount Vernon Mills’ Apparel Fabrics Group, which produces denim, flame resistant and piece-dyed fabric. It is the largest of all the Mount Vernon Mills groups, accounting for more than half of all company sales.

www.mvmfr.com

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