Helping save lives with highly dependable flame-retardant/proof solutions
Technology for safety and reliability. Revolutionary functionality and comfort for flame-retardant garments.
For those working at oil and gas fields, high voltage facilities, and chemical plants, work and hazardous situations go hand in hand. An accidental explosion can generate temperatures exceeding that of the sun, causing severe, life-threatening burns. This is why today we face a growing demand for high-performance work clothing with flame-retardant and flame-proof properties.
How can we keep people working in harsh environments safe from flames and heat while maintaining comfort? The answer is Teijin's meta-aramid fiber Teijinconex, which successfully realizes both fire retardancy and comfort. With a heat-resistance of over 400℃, Teijinconex's outstanding flame-proof properties prevent the fabric from melting, holing and sticking to the skin. In addition, because of its higher tenacity in comparison to other flame-retardant materials, combining Teijinconex with Teijin's high tensile strength para-aramid fibers has resulted in a thinner fabric that realizes lighter work clothing.
Teijin believes that fiber performance should be evident the minute it is worn. That's why we carry out a three-staged safety evaluation. Teijin is also the only private company in Japan that uses thermal mannequins to carry out PLIFF (Protect LIfe From Fire), a burn evaluation system based on international standards. We implement an unprecedented level of testing to develop fire protection and flame-retardant clothing with properties that can handle a vast range of situations at varied workplaces.
As the awareness of and need for safety and reliability grow, Teijinconex is being widely employed in protective apparel. Firefighting uniforms that combine the para-aramid fibers Twaron and Technora have an established reputation and represent a large market share. Meanwhile, Teijin's outstanding dyeing and textile processing technology is accelerating the emergence of a wide range of flame-retardant protective apparel which meets the needs of diverse cultures around the world. Teijin continues supporting the safety and reliability of workers who are exposed to a wide range of hazards.