C&G® arc flash protective garments are made of Dupont® Protera® fabric, which is designed by Dupont® to protect from electric arc.
01 Excellent protection
Thermal protection performance, Crack resistance, Antistatic performance
Inherent flame resistance comes from the molecular structure of fiber
Protera® fiber is inherently flame resistant. Its flame resistance comes from the fiber itself instead of chemical treatment on the surface. Therefore, Protera® arc flash protective garments provide permanent protection, and the performance will not be washed out or worn away.
Protera® arc flash protective garments neither melt nor burn or support combustion. When exposed to fire, the garments will form a protective barrier between heat resource and the body, which provides people more time to escape.
Prevent garments from burst caused by explosion of electric arc
As being blended with Dupont® high-strength fiber (This fiber is also used to make bulletproof vest), Protera® arc flash protective garments provides better anti-burst performance compared with chemical treated cotton garments of same weight.
Prevent fiber from electrostatic accumulation
Static may bring inconvenience or threat to Power Industry, so Protera® is mixed with P-140 (an anti-static fiber with Dupont® patent). Thus, Protera® arc flash protective garments can reduce static coming from the friction between fiber and fiber, or fiber and skin. Meanwhile, it helps to reduce static even in low temperature or low humidity condition, which makes it more comfortable to wear and prevents people from the risk of electrostatic accumulation in explosive environments.
Besides, proper grounding procedures are necessary to remove the static in explosive environments
02 Extreme comfort
Doing a good job means wearing protective garments that fit and feel good. That’s why when Dupont® Protera® was designed, comfort was a priority. And tests prove wearers notice the difference.
In an independent, double-blind comfort study Dupont® Protera® was the clear winner in overall comfort compared to FR cotton nylon blend garments of the same weight. In fact, wearers found Protera® arc flash protective garments to be less prickly, heavy, stretchy, stiff, clingy, clammy, and scratchy than FR cotton nylon blend garments.
NCSU College of Textiles Fabric Protection and Comfort Research Center
Based on the individual study from NCSU College of Textiles Fabric Protection and Comfort Research Center on the comfort of Protera®, a group of 37 volunteers (26 males and 11 females) wear coveralls with same style while different fabrics of Protera®, FR cotton nylon blend and Aramid separately, and assess the garments made of different fabrics from 11 aspects related to comfort. The above figure is the summary for the result, Protera® garment performs much better than other garments in softness, thermal sensation and overall comfort.
03 Outstanding durability
With built-in electric arc protection and longer lifecycle. High value, light weight, more comfort, safety comes first. Dupont® Protera® is compliant with NFPA 70E Category 2 requirements. This means when used properly, your customers and their workers are protected against the heat of electric arc exposure. But there’s much more to this innovative, patented technology only from Dupont®.
No need to sacrifice protection for comfort
With durability for a longer lifecycle and better value, Dupont® Protera® garments stand up to more washes and are more durable than FR cotton nylon blend garments of similar weight .They’re also designed to retain their appearance throughout extended on-the-job use and repeated laundering .Your customers will see the difference. And you’ll get more cycles out of every garment.
Could stand up to tough laundry conditions
Built-in protection you expect from Dupont®. The protection of Dupont® Protera® cannot be washed out or worn away - a powerful advantage over treated FR garments. It’s also good to know, this innovative, new fabric requires no special laundering processing and provides excellent protection wash after wash.
Strength and tear resistance, wash after wash
A garment’s first job is protecting workers from electric arc incidents - rips and tears aren’t an option. In fact, a single rip or tear can mean replacing the entire garment. But Dupont® Protera® helps minimize that risk and the life expectancy of the garment. Because it is twice as strong as FR cotton nylon blends, and it stays twice as strong, even after 100 washing or UV exposure.
Laundering can be as hard on a fabric as wearing it. That’s why Dupont® Protera® was created to stand up to repeated washes. It starts off stronger and stays stronger than FR cotton nylon blends after repeated washes. Dupont® Protera® provides better tear resistance than FR cotton nylon blends whether the fabric is tested when new or after it has gone through 100 washes.
DuPont® Protera® offers better fabric break strength than the leading competitor’s fabrics right through 100 wash cycles.