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Permanent flame protection for synthetic fabrics

Swiss textile innovator Schoeller has launched a new fabrics range called Pyroshell which offers permanent flame protection for polyester and polyamide fabrics.

3rd May 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Sevelen

Protective, Sports/​Outdoor


Swiss textile innovator Schoeller has launched a new fabrics range called Pyroshell which offers permanent flame protection for polyester and polyamide fabrics.

“With the brand new Pyroshell technology, Schoeller-works is setting completely new standards in the area of flame protection. Reliable protection from heat and flames is now possible on synthetic fabrics and provides for the first time outstanding safety and visibility in all EN 471 colours. Applications on elastic fabrics bring even greater freedom of movement and comfort to everyday life,” Schoeller says.

According to the company Pyroshell, the latest development from Schoeller-works – revolutionises the entire area of flame protection. “With this technology, Schoeller succeeds in combining permanent flame protection with polyamide and polyester fabrics. Therefore, safety personnel, railway workers, police officers and electricians, for example, are not only ideally protected in the case of possible contact with fire and sparks, but can also enjoy the familiar wearing comfort of wear of synthetic functional fabrics,” says Dagmar Signer, Marketing & Communications at Schoeller.

Breathability, tear-out force, abrasion resistance, lightness, elasticity or ease of care are just some of the positive properties that Schoeller says will make work infinitely more comfortable in the future -  for example for staff in public authorities, and will have a positive impact on their performance capacity.


Schoeller says Pyroshell is not only a technology but rather a comprehensive, modular overall concept - depending on the area of use and requirement profile, the Pyroshell flame protection fabric that 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 a 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.

Additionally, when further additional functions are required, Pyroshell can also be combined with further Schoeller technologies. “And even when it comes to sustainability, the Pyroshell technology makes a convincing impact across the board. Pyroshell is produced in accordance with bluesign, the most stringent standard worldwide relating to maximum resource productivity under consideration of the aspects environmental protection, health and safety,” Ms Signer says.

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