GORE® PYRAD® Products
Enhanced heat and flame protection using
In today’s world, exposure to heat and flame hazards is not uncommon to many who serve in the military, or for those who have demanding jobs where they might be exposed to flash-fire or arc-flash conditions. . Highly functional garments are essential for soldiers and industrial workers to effectively do their jobs and provide peace of mind against the worst case scenario. To address this need, W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has developed a set of novel technologies, which are incorporated in GORE® PYRAD® fabric technologies.
GORE® PYRAD® fabric technologies deliver enhanced functionality to users, while providing the required level of protection against specific heat and flame threats. Gore’s fabric technologies are versatile and have been engineered to deliver end-use specific functionalities and protection levels. An extensive amount of fundamental research, testing beyond existing standards and user evaluations have been conducted to develop a portfolio of GORE® PYRAD® fabric technologies. Gore has invested in a state-of-the-art heat and flame protection lab to support the research and development efforts.
By eliminating flame propagation, adding thermal insulation and maintaining thermal stability, GORE® PYRAD® fabric technologies deliver protection against flash fires, pool fires, electric arcs, hot water and high pressure steam splash, in addition to hot molten liquid splash hazards. Based on the region and end application, the GORE® PYRAD® portfolio of fabrics meet, or exceed, relevant standards such as ASTM F2733, ASTM F1891, NFPA 2112, EN ISO 11612, EN61482, ASTM F955.
One of the biggest concerns for safety professionals is not wearing protective garments properly due to a lack of comfort. Building on our years of expertise in comfort science and environmental protection, Gore has incorporated enhanced functionality in these protective fabrics. PYRAD® fabrics are light weight and offer excellent freedom of movement. They are breathable, which facilitates sweat evaporation and manages heat stress. The fabrics pick up less water and dry out faster than alternative protective fabrics today. These properties enable GORE® PYRAD® fabric technologies to deliver the optimum combination of comfort and protection.
GORE® PYRAD® fabric technologies, when sold under GORE-TEX® PYRAD® brand, also protect users from foul weather and offer protection against elements that are synonymous with GORE-TEX® fabrics. For applications requiring roadside work, GORE® PYRAD® fabric technologies deliver Hi-visibility and meet ANSI 107, EN 471 requirements. The superior mechanical durability to resist abrasion, rips and tears, along with colorfastness, makes GORE® PYRAD® fabric technologies more durable and last longer. The unique combination of protection, performance and reduced life cycles now offers superior value for users and buying organizations.
Find out more about how GORE® PYRAD® fabric technologies are helping users in various demanding applications.