Understanding Flame-Resistant Durable Workwear
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Published on June 16, 2022
Flame-resistant (FR) durable workwear is an important personal protective equipment item for workers in a multitude of industries.

For many professionals, flame-resistant workwear is an essential tool of the job. High-quality, specially engineered flame-resistant workwear protects the wearer from job related injuries. This allows professionals in a number of industries to tackle potentially dangerous tasks. Over the years, flame-resistant workwear has prevented serious injuries and even deaths.

What is Flame-Resistant Workwear?

Flame-resistant workwear refers to any garment that is specifically designed to be less likely to catch fire and to protect the wearer from flames and thermal injury. 

When exposed to fire, a lot of fabrics will ignite and continue to burn, or even melt onto skin. Flame-resistant workwear is specially designed so that if it does ignite, it won’t continue to burn once the heat source is removed. This gives the wearer valuable time to minimize injuries. 

Workwear that is flame resistant is generally also designed so that it doesn’t break open when heated, which would expose the skin to further hazard and result in a potential increase to the severity of injuries.

How Does Flame-Resistant Workwear Work?

Most flame-resistant workwear is made from material that is designed to be resilient to heat. Commonly used materials like Nomex, Kevlar and Modacrylic have excellent flame-resistant qualities. Other fabrics, such as cotton, are naturally resistant to flames and can be treated with chemicals to boost their heat resistance and their protective qualities. These materials won’t keep burning when the source of combustion is removed, won’t ignite easily and won’t melt.

Different flame-resistant materials offer different benefits. There are multiple rating levels for flame-resistant workwear. What protects a person in one setting might not be suitable for another, so it’s essential to check with STRYKER to find which products are best for your needs.

While flame-resistant workwear are crucial pieces of personal protective equipment for many industries, it’s important to note flame-resistant does not equal fireproof. In extreme cases, the workwear will catch fire and can still cause serious injuries.

Looking for customized flame-resistant workwear? We would be honored to help meet your needs while keeping safety and quality top of mind. STRYKER offers flame-resistant coveralls, hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts, safety vests, pants, jackets and more.

STRYKER is a third-generation, woman-owned small business that specializes in industrial nameplates and durable customized workwear with in-house screen printing and embroidery services. Our ISO 9001:2015 certification proves we are serious about quality and consistently strive to provide products that meet customer and regulatory requirements along with unmatched customer service. Visit the STRYKER showroom, get a quote or call 920-731-9105 to get started on your project today.