Glen Raven to Showcase Its GlenGuard®FR Protective Apparel Fabrics
at the Petroleum Safety Conference
Glen Raven, NC-April 23, 2009- Technical fabrics maker, Glen Raven, will feature its GlenGuard®FR fabrics for industrial protective apparel at the Petroleum Safety Conference in Banff, May 5-7, in Booth #94.
“Protective apparel is absolutely critical to a safe working environment in the petroleum industry,” says Hal Bates, marketing director for Glen Raven Technical Fabrics. “GlenGuard®FR fabrics meet the most stringent safety standards plus we engineered the fabrics to be lighter weight and flexible so that protective apparel is more comfortable. Studies show that when safety apparel is comfortable, workers are more likely to wear it as specified thus reducing their risk of injury.”
GlenGuard®FR is made with Kermel® aramid and modacrylic fibers that are inherently flame and arc flash resistant. These special fibers give GlenGuard®FR significant advantages versus other fabrics in the market. First, the protective benefits are permanent and won’t wear off or wash out. Second, the fabrics are more color-fast and abrasion-resistant so garments stay looking good longer. Third, because no FR chemical finishes are needed, GlenGuard®FR is more environment- and worker-friendly. In fact, GlenGuard®FR fabrics have been awarded Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 textile safety certification indicating that they are free from harmful levels of more than 100 hazardous substances.
GlenGuard®FR fabrics exceed the strictest industrial safety standards (NFPA 70E) for thermal and body burn protection and offer the best protection-to-weight ratio available for single layer garments. GlenGuard®FR is available to manufacturers of protective apparel for the petroleum, industrial, chemical, wildland fire protection, and automotive racing markets.
Additional information about GlenGuard®FR is available at www.GlenGuard.com or by calling 1-800-630-3759.
About Glen Raven, Inc.
Headquartered in Glen Raven, North Carolina, Glen Raven is a global leader in performance fabrics. Founded in 1880 by John Q. Gant, Glen Raven is still owned and managed by his descendents. The company is renowned for its specialty fabrics marketed under such well-known brand names as Sunbrella®, GlenGuard®FR, HaloTech®FR, Patio500TM, and Harbor-TimeTM . Glen Raven provides its fabrics to a broad range of apparel and textile markets from operations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. www.GlenRaven.com. 1-800-630-3759.