Fire Retardant Clothing

  • Fire Blankets and Fire Retardant Clothing

    What is a Fire Blanket, and What about Fire Retardant Clothing?

    Treated with Dupont X-12 for fire retardancy. This 62"x80" blanket is fire retardant in accordance with the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act, CS 191-53. Machine washable, comes with 4 mounting brass grommet holes. THE LABEL READS: "70% Wool, 30% Synthetic, Fire Retardant" Treated with Dupont X-12 for fire retardancy. This 62"x80" blanket is fire retardant in accordance with the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act, CS 191-53. Machine washable, comes with 4 mounting brass grommet holes.
    THE LABEL READS:
    "70% Wool, 30% Synthetic, Fire Retardant"

    Fire blankets are designed to trow over small fires to smother them - fires need oxygen, and depriving them of this will cause them to go out. Older fire Blankets had asbestos in them, so if you are unsure of the age of your fire blanket, you should replace to assure you aren't introducing new hazards into your environment while eliminating the fire.

    With Fire Retardant Clothing, generally there are four types of fiber and or blends: 100% cotton, 88% cotton/12% nylon blends and inherently fire retardant fibers such as Nomex (an aramid) or Modacrylic. It is not unusual to find any of these fibers to be blended with other fibers. With the exception of 100% Cotton, which may wash out after about fifty washes, these fabrics fire retardancy will not wash out. In purchasing any garment one should read the laundering instructions or google them to maximize the life of the item. It should be noted fabric softeners should not be used as they can coat the fabric diminishing the effectiveness of the cloth.

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