Glen Raven Inc. — a Glen Raven, N.C.-based technical fabrics producer — and G&K Services —
Minneapolis-based a branded identity apparel program provider — are partnering to supply the
industrial apparel rental market with uniforms having inherent flame-resistant (FR) properties.
G&K Services produces uniform shirts, coveralls and work pants made with Glen Raven’s GlenGuard
FR fabric, which exceeds safety standards for thermal and body burn protection, according to Glen
Raven. The fabrics are constructed of Kermel aramid and modacrylic fibers, making them soft,
lightweight, colorfast, ultraviolet-stable and abrasion-resistant; and compliant with electrical
safety and flash-fire protection standards.
“G&K Services’ relationship with Glen Raven is important in the FR market,” said Hal
Bates, marketing director, Glen Raven Technical Fabrics. “GlenGuard FR, which is inherently
flame-resistant, protects from both flash fire and arc flash, and results in uniforms that do more
to protect workers.”
G&K Services is marketing its ProTect™ apparel made with GlenGuard FR to businesses
serving the electric and petrochemical industries, oil and gas companies, industrial maintenance,
and other areas in which people encounter heat, flames, chemicals and electric arc hazards.
June 3, 2008