Polartec Launches FR Fabric System

Polartec LLC, Lawrence, Mass. – manufacturer of Polartec® performance fabrics for consumer and
military apparel – has introduced the Polartec flame-resistant (FR) total layering system, offered
as an alternative to what the company describes as typically bulky, uncomfortable FR apparel.
According to Polartec, the system is durable, lightweight and breathable; dries quickly; and does
not interfere with range of motion.

The system comprises a Power Dry® FR base-layer fabric that wicks moisture from the body and
dries quickly; a Power Stretch® FR mid-layer; a Thermal FR® lightweight thermal-insulation layer;
and a Wind Pro® FR weather-protective outer layer. The fabrics have undergone independent testing
and have passed relevant industry standards, the company reports.

September/October 2009