Seraphina Safety Apparel and Westex® DH Base layer performance flame resistant (FR), arc rated (AR) fabrics come together to create products that meet the needs for thermal hazard FR/AR personal protective apparel (PPE). Offering superior arc flash and flash fire protection, these styles are great for FR/AR daily wear. The enhanced comfort and wearability of Westex by Milliken’s innovative, soft, lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking base layer fabric offers a want-to-wear experience for PPE.
Weighing 4.5 ounces, the fiber blend fabric mimics the touch and feel of a cotton t-shirt with the added benefit of FR/AR protection incorporating breathable and moisture-wicking characteristics to help keep workers cool and dry throughout the day. Wearing base layer garments helps increase the FR protection of a garment system. The durable and functional fabric has a 4.7 ATPV rating and provides NFPA 70E Category 1 protection, and when used as part of a layered system—tested per ASTM F-1959—it can also increase the system’s total arc rating. Additionally, the FR/AR properties will last the life of the garment when cleaned and maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions.