Carrington Textiles Unveils Innovative Flame-Resistant Blends at NSC Congress

Introducing Revolutionary Flame-Resistant Fabrics at NSC 2023

21 September 2023

At Carrington Textiles we are excited to announce our upcoming presence at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in New Orleans from the 23rd to the 25th of October. This marks our second consecutive appearance at this prestigious event, where we are eager to introduce North America to our groundbreaking flame-resistant (FR) fabric innovations.

A US First: 50% LENZING™ FR Fabric Blend for Comfort and Sustainability

One of our most exciting developments is the introduction of a unique blend that incorporates 50% LENZING™ FR fibres. This range of products not only offer superior protection and comfort but also align with sustainability goals.

LENZING™ FR is an inherently flame-resistant cellulosic fibre produced sustainably, based on Lenzing's Modal fibre production process. These fibres provide excellent protective properties while ensuring wearer comfort through moisture management attributes.

Oliver Spöcker, Director of Workwear & Protective Wear at Lenzing, emphasises the eco-friendly aspect of LENZING™ FR, saying: "Manufactured using renewable raw material wood sourced from controlled and certified forests in Austria, the premium, responsible LENZING™ FR fibre sets new quality standards in the industry across the globe. With over 45 years of industry experience in FR cellulosic fibre production, Lenzing will ensure Carrington Textiles enjoys the benefits of our fibres that combine performance, comfort, and sustainability benefits in one go. We are proud to be a part of this groundbreaking development and continue to produce unique fibre solutions with protective qualities for industry partners."

Our new inherent collection of FR fabrics also incorporates meta-aramid and para-aramid fibres, enhancing fabric strength and durability. This longevity contributes to the reduction of textile waste, aligning with our commitment to sustainability.

These innovative products will be part of Carrington Textiles' Flameban inherent FR fabric family and will be exclusively unveiled at our stand during the NSC event.

Stretching the Flame Resistant Range

Launching at A+A in Germany and at NSC in the US simultaneously, we are also unveiling our new range of multifunctional stretch FR fabrics for a wide range of industries.

Flametougher 290AS Flex and Flameflex 300AS represent the latest additions to our flame resistant offerings. These fabrics are engineered for comfort and safety, featuring outstanding stretch properties for wearer comfort.

Flametougher 290AS Flex, weighing 8.6oz, is a robust and easy-to-wear flame retardant fabric suitable for workers in high-risk industries such as refineries and electric vehicle manufacturing. It boasts US accreditations, including NFPA 2112, and certifications for chemical splash resistance, electric arc resistance, and antistatic properties. Additionally, in collaboration with CORDURA®, we've incorporated 19.5% CORDURA® nylon 6,6 for certified strength, along with 78% cotton for comfort, 2% EOL for elasticity, and 0.5% negastat for antistatic protection.

Flameflex 300AS combines full certification for flame retardancy with the comfort and durability of a stretch product. Weighing in at 300gsm, this fabric incorporates 2% EOL fibre by XLANCE®, along with a blend of 83% cotton, 14% polyester and 1% antistatic.

Visit Us at NSC to Explore Our Latest Flame-Resistant Fabric Range

We invite attendees to explore our latest flame-resistant fabric range at Booth 1244 during the NSC event. For those interested in scheduling a meeting with our team, please fill in the below form.