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Westex and Polartec debut the Polartec FR Collection

What's New? | January 22, 2021 | By:

Two Milliken & Company textile businesses—Westex®, maker of dual-hazard protective textiles, and Polartec®, provider of sustainable textile solutions—announce a new collection of flame-resistant (FR), arc-rated (AR) knit fabric. The Polartec FR Collection introduces three unique Polartec fabric constructions engineered with Westex FR/AR fabric technology that provides hazard protection. The products span shirting, insulation and weather resistance fabrics that meet or exceed worldwide protection standards for demanding industries, including oil and gas, electrical, construction and military use.

Offering next-to-skin moisture management, Polartec® Power Dry® FR uses bi-component knit to deliver mechanical wicking action and high breathability for fast drying times and efficient, comfortable performance in a shirting fabric. Utilizing Polartec’s grid construction, Polartec® Power Grid™ FR provides superior warmth without weight, minimal bulk and the combined ability to both trap warm air and quickly dump excess heat during high exertion. Polartec® Wind Pro® FR is four times more wind resistant than classic fleece to reduce wind chill and repel moisture while maintaining breathability and comfort. 

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