Which industries are best suited for Inherent FR fabrics?
There are several professionals that are required to wear FR clothing due to the high-risk industries they work in, including:
However, many other industrial and maintenance professionals can also benefit from inherent FR fabric protection, such as:
- Industrial food processing staff
- Paper processing personnel
- Chemical plant employees
- Manufacturing technicians
While it is true that many of these workers may never be exposed to hazards on a day-to-day basis in their industries, the risk of exposure does exist. In both cases, it is crucial to minimize risk by wearing suitable protective clothing.
What does Inherent FR mean for the wearer?
The greatest benefits of inherent FR fabrics, for wearers and businesses alike, lie in durability.
- Physical durability: As the FR properties are an intrinsic part of the fibers themselves, the fabric retains its integrity.
- Protective durability: Inherent FR fabrics generally provide better protection at a lighter weight for improved comfort.
- Aesthetic durability: Inherent FR fabrics maintain their color and do not shrink over time, simplifying their maintenance and care.
Investing in inherent FR fabrics
In general, inherent FR fabrics can prove to be a more valuable investment in the long run. However, they are more expensive. Their higher price is due to the fabric’s long-term durability, quality, and comfort qualities. When weighing the increased costs against the long-term durability, the investment value is clear.
Making the Right Choice
There are many FR fabrics available in the market and making the right choice comes down to analyzing industry-specific requirements. Ultimately, both inherent FR and FR-treated fabrics offer reliable protection against fire-related risks and hazards.