WILMINGTON, Mass. — January 28, 2013 — UniFirst has expanded its proprietary line of flame
resistant (FR) workwear with its new Armorex® COOL work shirts and coveralls. These new safety
garments are made of an innovative, lighter weight, tri-blended FR fabric that helps keep workers
who are exposed to flame risks safe and more comfortable on the job.
“In wear tests, it was confirmed that our new Armorex® COOL work apparel is more comfortable
and cooler to wear than competitive products touting maximum comfort,” said Adam Soreff, Director
of Marketing at UniFirst. “We expect these new safety products to become a favorite with employers
and workers seeking FR clothing that’s cooler and drier in warm or hot environments.”
Ideally suited for such workers as those in the oil and gas industries, as well in
environments that produce combustible dust, the Armorex® COOL work shirts and coveralls are made
from a new Tecasafe® Plus 580 fabric by TenCate. The cellulosic tri-blend FR fabric features a
lighter weight that weighs just 5.8 oz./sq. yard and touts outstanding moisture wicking and air
permeability characteristics. UL Classified® and tested in accordance with ASTM F1959, Armorex®
COOL is NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E compliant (ATPV 6.5; HRC 1) for protection against flash fires and
electric arcs. And because the new Tecasafe fabric is inherently flame resistant, the protective
qualities can never wash out.
Like all garments in the Armorex® FR family brand, Armorex® COOL is designed specifically for
maximum comfort, greater ease of movement, and a more professional appearance. In fact, the
Armorex® COOL work shirt features distinctive “dress shirt” construction that provides a crisper,
more polished business image when compared to competitive FR garments.
Under its Armorex® FR brand, UniFirst offers a wide range of work shirts, pants, and
outerwear to meet the protective clothing needs of workers exposed to flammability risks, all
available for “rent” or purchase. In addition to Tecasafe® Plus FR fabric options,
UniFirst manufactures its Armorex® FR safety line using such innovative and proven flame resistant
fabrics as UniFirst “88/12 FR” fabric, UltraSoft®, CXP® (Next Generation Nomex), and Nomex® IIIA.
Posted on February 5, 2013
Source: UniFirst/PR Newswire