Carrington to launch two new flame retardant fabrics at the Professional Clothing Show

Carrington exhibiting at London show

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Carrington will be launching two new flame retardant products at this year’s Professional Clothing Show, and both have been award shortlisted.

Europe’s leading producer of flame retardant fabrics, Carrington will be exhibiting  Flametougher 280AS and Flamestat Satin 225 Pro 2 at the event, alongside a new range of Stretch fabrics for the workwear industry.

Taking place at ExCel London, June 20-22, this year’s show will partner with the Safety & Health Expo to showcase workwear and personal protective equipment designed to meet the needs of multiple industries.

Flametougher has been developed for workers operating in particularly challenging environments – such as oil refineries – where there is a demand for multi-norm fabrics with both flame retardant and antistatic properties.

Developed in close collaboration with CORDURA® fabric, Flametougher utilises CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology for long-lasting performance, helping to extend the lifespan of garments.  

Retaining the same long lasting flame retardant qualities of Flametougher, Flamestat Satin 225 Pro 2 is a lightweight, comfortable fabric, designed to meet today’s increasing multipurpose garment requirements. Withstanding precipitation, fog and ground humidity, the fabric remains breathable and keeps the wearer dry, even in heavy downpours.

Both the Flametougher 280AS and Flamestat Satin 225 Pro2 have been shortlisted in the Best Fabric and Fibre Innovation category at the Professional Clothing Awards 2017 which will take place midway through the exhibition on June 21.

Carrington will also be exhibiting its Stretch fabric which was launched earlier this year at TechTextil.

Designed to meet the growing demand for garments with built-in comfort, the Stretch range combines the tenacity of polyester and the breathability of cotton to produce a yarn engineered to give permanent elasticity.

This allows garments to flex and respond without placing strain on their construction, and enables the material to retain its original shape and appearance, even after industrial laundering.

Charles Wilson, sales manager at Carrington said: ‘‘From hospital staff to firefighters to railway workers, millions of people around the globe go about their tasks in Carrington workwear fabrics. Everything we do has the worker at its heart and we’re continually looking at new processes and technologies to deliver optimum functionality, durability and comfort.’’

The Professional Clothing Show is a fantastic opportunity to network with industry peers, listen in on industry talks and catch up customers and suppliers. We’re thrilled to be back showcasing our latest range of fabrics and look forward to joining the discussion on the future of workwear.’’