Brite Star, a uniform rental company in South Texas and a distributor of TECGEN® FR, recently attended a STEPS meeting where TECGEN® FR exceeded expectations in a head-to-head burn test with competitive fabrics.
"When I saw the difference between the TECGEN® FR fabric and 88/12, I thought that it was impressive,"
"When I saw the difference between the TECGEN® FR fabric and 88/12, I thought that it was impressive," said Richard McIntyre, Brite Star Services General Manager. "In the oil and gas industry, these guys are out in the sun and they usually seek an 88/12 option. But TECGEN® FR performed so much better, it really stood out, plus it's comfortable and breathable in the heat."
If you're looking for FR garments, you need to know about the Comfort Triangle and what it means for keeping you cool and comfortable on the job. Comfort is about more than just the temperature on the site.
The Comfort Triangle refers to three key characteristics of FR garments, and how they can be balanced to provide comfort and protection on the job. Here is the breakdown of the triangle sides:
We've been buzzing all month about our new women's line, because we know the time is now to ensure women are outfitted safely and comfortably in the workplace. As you may have seen in Safety + Health magazine's September issue, we want to share some insight with the industry about designing an appropriate women's FR garment program.
The article highlights three key considerations when including women in your FR garment program:
Next week, catch the TECGEN® brand team at the National Safety Council Expo (NSC) in San Diego! Attendees will have the opportunity to see our latest innovations in FR garments at booth #2225, from September 15 17.
And for our big announcement...
We're officially launching our new women's line at the show! The new uniform shirts are available in khaki, light blue, navy and grey. Coveralls are available in navy, light blue, khaki and grey. Both the uniform shirt and coveralls are available in sizes ranging from extra-small to plus-sizes. With the addition of the women's line, we now offer both men's and women's shirts and coveralls that are the lightest-weight woven FR uniform shirts and coveralls on the market. The garments are dual-certified for NFPA 70E (HRC 2) and NFPA 2112 (Flash Fire).
If you're attending NSC, we want to meet you! Contact us or leave a comment below to set up an appointment!
At TECGEN® brand, we know that FR apparel has to be functional more than it is fashionable. But what's functional for some, may not be functional for others. We decided to ask women: what do you dislike about existing unisex FR garments?
With a wide range of responses, we set out on a mission to design women's FR apparel that could help eliminate the inconvenience and hazard of wearing poorly fitted FR apparel on the job. The results?
Our new FR garments for women are designed for an accurate fit, that is comfortable, breathable and functional. They also incorporate a consistant, uniform style for cohesiveness with existing FR garments on the market.
The new women's collection features a uniform shirt and coverall that balance the total comfort triangle: lightweight, breathability and moisture management. The collection is available in all size ranges from extra small to plus sizes.