Super Armor® carefully select materials to ensure that the reinforcement layers enhance the overall protection and durability of the firefighting suits while maintaining comfort and flexibility for the wearer.
Here are some common materials used for reinforcement layers in firefighting suits :
Para-aramid and Meta-aramid
Para-aramid fiber is high-strength synthetic fiber known for its exceptional abrasion resistance, heat resistance, and durability. Meta-aramid fiber provides excellent heat resistance and flame resistance. They are often used in firefighting gear to reinforce critical areas and enhance protection.
For example, KANOX® AD02LCP woven fabric, it is made of aramid and antistatic fibers to approach abrasion resistance over 20000 rubs. Its outstanding mobility, superior abrasion resistance, high tear strength, and excellent heat and flame resistance make it a reliable and durable fabric that can withstand the rigors of firefighting operation. Jacquard weaving is a plus to have vivid color changes on the firefighting suit.
KANOX® F90SL spunlace non-woven fabric is made of aramid fibers. It is usually used as a heat insulation layer in assembly fabrics. Due to its thin and tender character, KANOX F90SL is good to be the insert layer under knee reinforcement patch.
Leather is known for its durability and resistance to abrasion. In some older or specialized firefighting suits, leather patches may be used in high-wear areas.
Some modern firefighting suits use composite materials that combine various fibers and coatings to achieve a balance of protection, flexibility, and durability. These materials can be customized for specific applications and performance requirements.
For example, KANOX® SHIELD is aramid base fabric coated Neoprene. Double-sided coating pursues stronger reinforcement. Single-sided coating is tenderer and lighter to well control overall weight of firefighting turnout gear.
In addition to Neoprene, Silicon is another choice to do the coating. Which one is better? It depends on the specific requirements and priorities of the suit design. If extreme heat resistance is a top priority, silicon-coated fabric may be preferred. However, if flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and chemical resistance are key considerations, neoprene-coated fabric could be a suitable choice.
Super Armor® is able to customize reinforcement materials to suit specific design and performance requirements for different types of firefighting operations.
KANOX® AD02LCP provides superior abrasion resistance, high tear strength, and excellent heat and flame resistance make it a reliable and durable fabric that can withstand the rigors of firefighting operations.
KANOX® Shield is designed to meet the demands of firefighters who require a high level of protection and abrasion during intense firefighting situations.