Mauldin, S.C.-based textile manufacturer Mount Vernon Mills Inc. has launched its flame-resistant
(FR) fabrics brand, Mount Vernon FR.
The brand, which displays the tagline “Wear it for life,” includes a range of FR protective
fabrics in six collections: AMTEX™ C100 100-percent cotton; AMTEX PLUS 88-percent cotton/12-percent
nylon blend; RESILIENCE® 80-percent cotton/20-percent Nomex® blend; RESILIENCE TRIO
cotton/Nomex/nylon blend; PHOENIX FR denim fabrics in various weights ranging from 7.5 to 14.75
ounces per square yard; and the MY•FR custom fabric program.
The fabrics’ FR performance is guaranteed for the useful life of the garment, and meets
various standards including NFPA 70E, NFPA 2112, EN ISO 11611 and EN ISO 11612.
Mount Vernon Mills recently more than doubled capacity at its vertically integrated
manufacturing facility in Trion, Ga., to meet increased demand it has seen for its FR fabrics over
the past year. The plant features in-house control of more than 25 major processes including
spinning, weaving, dyeing and FR finishing; utilizes more than 3,000 computer-monitored control
points; and performs extensive quality assurance testing.
October 23, 2012