Fireproof garments are manufactured to resist extreme situations in hazardous work conditions with frequent exposure to fire, flames, arc flash, acids, and other contaminants. There are a big misunderstanding and a very common marketing hype that these fabrics sometimes are made indestructible, even though that’s not the case. Fireproof fabrics should comply with state standards and the facts on fabrics in the textile market since they are widely used in the industrial sector.
A fire retardant fabric can be manufactured by combining natural and manmade fibers such as nylon and polyesters. Fibers can be treated and not treated with a substance that reduces the textile flammability and almost prevents fire from spreading. The coated chemicals interact with the fire and in the case of a fire breakage, which produces gases and tars on the fabric.
The gas and tars that are produced have carbon or coal that decelerates the fabric’s burning speed. Naturally, flame retardant material such as cotton can be made into a fireproof clothing material through a chemical coating on the fibers. In most industries, the use of protective textiles is widely spread.
Fire-related hazards in industries are common that’s why workers should have fireproof fabrics. The clothes are the first thing that comes into contact with fire and heat than the skin.