SSM Introduces Pro-CFR® 12 Cal, Pro-CFR + TransDRY® FR Cotton Fabrics
The company reports Pro-CFR 12 Cal, at a weight of 6.25 ounces per square yard, is the lightest-weight FR cotton fabric to register an arc thermal protection value (ATPV) of 12 calories per square centimeter (cal/cm 2). The knit fabric is targeted to apparel for the utility industry, which has been seeking a 12 cal/cm 2 ATPV solution in a single garment, whereas such protection typically has only been available through garment layering. Cleveland-based National Safety Apparel (NSA) is using SSM's new fabric in its FR Classic Cotton™ Knit line, a new collection of shirts offered in a range of styles as well as colors.
Pro-CFR + TransDry, available in knit and woven constructions, features Cary, N.C.-based Cotton Incorporated's TransDry moisture management technology that is engineered into the fabric, as well as a proprietary antimicrobial/anti-odor technology. Targeted to industrial, military, fire-service and racing markets, the fabric is currently going into shirts manufactured by Summit Work Apparel, Sugar Land, Texas.
Pro-CFR 12 Cal and Pro-CFR + TransDry fabrics, like the rest of SSM's fabrics, are produced completely in-house - from fabric formation through dyeing and finishing - at the company's plant in Spring City.
October 23, 2012