While other fire resistant fabrics provide some protection against flames, eventually they all melt or break down, leaving users vulnerable and often seriously injured. Only CarbonX® stands up to heat or flames up to 3,000 degrees, so only CarbonX® provides the ultimate protection and 100% peace-of-mind.
CarbonX® fabrics are based on patented blends of high-performance fibers that will not ignite burn, char, shrink or significantly decompose when exposed to intense flame, molten metal, arc flash or high heat. Even after intense exposure, CarbonX® maintains its integrity and continues to protect. CarbonX® also disperses heat evenly and slowly, dramatically increasing the time it takes for heat to penetrate the next layer of fabric and reducing the risk of radiant burns.
When exposed to intense heat or flame CarbonX® will not burn because the actual fibers will carbonize and then expand, removing virtually all of the oxygen from the fabric. This is why CarbonX® consistently outperforms other FR fabrics in standard industry tests. For example, CarbonX® has earned a Limit of Oxygen Index (LOI) rating that is 50% higher than other alternatives. It has also received the highest ratings available for NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E standards.
In addition to its great FR qualities, CarbonX® is extremely durable. It is abrasion resistant, UV resistant and durable to repeated laundering. CarbonX® is breathable, odor resistant, and has excellent moisture regain along with minimal moisture retention. With its lightweight, soft cottonlike texture, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to gain the superior protection that only CarbonX® can provide. All these capabilities are why CarbonX® is the best non-flammable fabric on the market today.