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Mount Vernon Develops AMTEX® TC TENCEL® Workwear Fabric Collection

Trion, Ga.-based Mount Vernon FR, a division of Mount Vernon Mills Inc., Mauldin, S.C., has introduced a collection of flame-resistant fabrics featuring blends of cotton and TENCEL®. Called AMTEX® TC, the collection includes 7.9-ounce and 8.4-ounce twill workwear fabrics designed to be durable but also comfortable and lightweight. Mount Vernon reports the fabrics meet standards for National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E and ASTM F1506, and is currently in the process of obtaining NFPA 2112 certification for the fabrics.

"Innovation is key to success in this industry as our customers continue to demand more from their FR garments," said Craig Tutterow, technical director, Mount Vernon FR Fabrics. "That means we have to continue to develop new fabrics - such as our AMTEX TC collection - that improve optimum physical performance and provide our customers with value-added products and benefits."

"We're always aiming to provide new fabrics and finishes to our customers that provide solutions to industry demands, but as a manufacturer of flame resistant fabrics, our number one priority always has to be protection," said Mike Woods, vice president of FR Fabrics, Mount Vernon FR. "We're excited to launch AMTEX TC because it not only meets protection needs, but also maximizes comfort, which is often overlooked in protective garments."

October 1, 2013