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Improved suit offers in-flight protection

Advanced Textiles, Products | April 1, 2009 | By:

[DRIFIRE LLC] Columbus, Ga., U.S.A.

Advancements in the air combat uniform (ACU) and flight suit designed for the U.S. military promise a new standard of safety and improvements in breathability, comfort, design, durability and flame resistance. The new garments are not comprised of meta-aramid material, a product pioneered in the 1960s and currently experiencing a worldwide shortage. Rather, DRIFIRE has developed its flight suit and ACU solutions using the company’s performance FR clothing blend, which is based on a patented formula that optimizes the garment’s moisture wicking, drying time and FR protection using a combination of hydrophobic and hydrophilic fibers. An antistatic carbon fiber component has also been added to enhance protection for workers in a volatile environment.

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