Cooling vest for firefighters

January 1st, 2018

Heat exhaustion, cramps and heat stroke are very real dangers to firefighters. Not only are they in a hot environment, but often protective gear traps heat and inhibits the body’s natural ability to cool itself through sweat and moisture evaporation from the skin. Teijin Limited, Tokyo, Japan, has introduced a cooling vest that protects firefighters […]

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Versatile laminate-coated fabric helps reflect heat

May 1st, 2008

Tiger cloth has a laminate coating that helps reflect heat, enabling it to stand up to intermittent temperatures that can vary up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Suitable for use in foundries, automotive industries, welding and casting companies, the fabric is versatile and can be manufactured into jackets, coats, mitts, gloves, head protection and tarps. SOURCE […]

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