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Polartec to unveil new workwear collections

Polartec will exhibit at the National Safety Council (NSC) Expo, an annual gathering of safety professionals.

21st September 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Andover, MA

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

Following many years of development work with the US Military and workwear markets, Polartec will introduce new fabric collections specifically engineered for contractors, electricians, and oil and gas professionals.

Each collection features Polartec fabric technologies that include advanced thermoregulation fabrics for hot and cold environments, with performance knits and finishes like Polartec Hardface enhanced durability.

Polartec Workwear collections

The Contractor collection from Polartec is said to bring reliable comfort, lasting performance and all-day style versatility to today’s demanding work environments. The Electrical collection from Polartec brings a full system of flame resistant (FR) and hi-vis certified protection fabrics needed by today’s lineman and electrician workforces. The Oil & Gas collection from Polartec brings a full system of dual-hazard FR and hi-vis certified protection technologies suited for today’s oil and gas professionals.

“The workwear market is filled with heavy, stiff and uncomfortable clothing that doesn’t manage moisture well,” said Doug Kelliher, Polartec VP of Product Management. “Recognising how this can be a burden in the workplace, we saw an opportunity to develop fabrics specifically for modern workers, to keep them safe and comfortable in or out of work.”

Polartec Workwear

Polartec Workwear fabrics are developed, tested, and proven to perform above and beyond national safety certifications, the company says. “Nothing leaves the Polartec research and development labs for external testing until our own standards for durability, strength, and comfort have first been met,” is explains.

Polartec provides innovative textile solutions. Since inventing modern synthetic fleece in 1981, the company continues to advance the science of fabric, creating fabric technologies designed to help solve problems and improve the way products are designed and used. Polartec products range from lightweight wicking and cooling fabrics, to insulation and weather protection textiles, and are utilised by leading consumer brands, the US Military and other global militaries, flame resistance, workwear, and contract upholstery markets.

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