GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology is unique to Gore and its accredited suppliers. The fabric provides protection from burns through self extinguishing, thermal stability and thermal insulation of the laminate.
While many flame retardant garments meet the lower level international standard EN ISO14116 Protective clothing against limited flame spread materials, all of the Arco PYRAD® Hazardwear garments meet the higher international EN standard EN ISO11612 Protective Clothing against Heat and Flame. The aim of both standards is to reduce the possibility of clothing burning and causing a hazard to the wearer, but the lower international standard EN ISO14116, is more suited to 'circumstances where there is no significant heat hazard and without presence of another type of heat'.
The hazardwear garments also include durable anti-static properties which are anchored in the membrane which means there is no electrical discharge which prevents ignition of flammable atmospheres. The anti static properties of the garment are embedded into the fabric and will last the life time of the garment even after washing.
All Arco GORE® PYRAD® Technology hazardwear possesses the same properties as the GORE-TEX® Hi Vis Garments, they are fully waterproof, windproof and breathable so will keep the wearer comfortable throughout their working day.