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November 1, 1999
By Pulp & Paper Canada
Workrite's shirts are made from FR-treated fibres such as DuPont's Nomex IIIA and Lenzing FR rayon.

OXNARD, CA — In certain sectors like petroleum, chemical, pharmaceutical and gas utilities, workers need the protection of flame-resistant garments such as pants, shirts, jackets and coveralls. “The …

OXNARD, CA — In certain sectors like petroleum, chemical, pharmaceutical and gas utilities, workers need the protection of flame-resistant garments such as pants, shirts, jackets and coveralls. “The FR performance comes from the chemical structure of the fibre,” said Laura A. Kinney, executive vice-president and co-chief executive officer of Workrite Uniform Company, a maker of flame-resistant garments, or FR clothing. There are two types of FR fabrics: inherent flame-resistant ones like Kevlar and Nomex IIIA and FR-treated like Indura FR cotton and Banwear. The company also makes GORE-TEX waterproof breathable workwear that allows perspiration to escape through the fabric and into the air. Such garments reduce the incidences of workers succumbing to heat stress.

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