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Westex® by Milliken® expands line of performance FR fabrics, educates industry at ASSP 2019

Press Releases
10 Jun 2019

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Westex by Milliken, an industry-leading arc-rated (AR) flame-resistant (FR) textiles manufacturer, will present its line of protective textiles at ASSP Safety 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 9-12. As a Milliken & Company business, Westex by Milliken builds on the trusted fabric brand by incorporating its parent company’s legacy of textile innovation to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of aramids, blends and cotton-rich performance fabrics for daily FR apparel. In addition to previewing this complete line-up, attendees are able to attend brief in-booth presentations on changes to industry standards and PPE best practices for protection against flash fire, arc flash and combustible dust hazards in booth 1727.

“Engineered for the oil and gas and electrical industries, Westex® branded fabrics cover a multitude of jobsite hazards, including offering proven protection to help mitigate impacts of short-term thermal exposures, like flash fire and arc flash,” shares Tom Moore, national sales director for Westex by Milliken. “The breadth of Westex fabric portfolio allows companies to customize their FR garment needs with key characteristics that are important to the wearer or the environment without compromising on safety. Westex offers a wide-range of dual-hazard protection fabrics, including one of its most popular lines, Westex® DH performance-driven fabrics.”

Expanding Westex® DH performance fabrics line

Westex® DH performance fabric offers a unique fiber blend for outstanding breathability and optimized moisture wicking in protective daily FR apparel. Its high breathability and superior moisture-wicking properties keep the wearer cooler, drier and more comfortable on the job. Surpassing leading competitor blend fabrics in the performance arena, Westex® DH is beneficial in all climates, from hot and humid summers to colder layering weather.

Debuting at ASSP Safety 2019, Westex by Milliken now offers Westex® DH in an 8-ounce, 11 ATPV basket weave fabric. This durable style is an ideal option for tactical and cargo pants, compared to other weight fabrics, as it combines strength with practical styling for those needing functionality on the job. As with the entire Westex® DH line, the fabric is NFPA 2112 certified, provides NFPA 70E category 2 protection and is ANSI 107 certified, making it an excellent choice for flash fire and arc flash protection.

Known as an industry leader in AR/FR fabric, Westex by Milliken also works closely with garment manufacturers and end users to educate them on the hazards and update them on trends in PPE.

Discover how Westex by Milliken has you covered with its extensive product line and comprehensive industry education resources, throughout ASSP Safety 2019. Visit booth 1727, or learn more by visiting www.westex.com.

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