News | November 17, 2011

High Performance Industrial Heat-Resistant Protective Blankets Announced By Torch Wear


Industrial Heat-Resistant Blankets Protect Workers from Intense Heat, Flame, Arc Flash or Weld Spatter

Twinsburg, OH (PRWEB) - A new line of industrial heat-resistant blankets has been introduced by Torch Wear. The blankets are designed to protect workers from severe heat injuries from molten metal splash, metal-cutting, welding, arc flash or potential exposure to intense heat. This personal protective equipment has applications in the nuclear, automotive, heat treating, military, primary metals, foundry and metal fabrication industries.

Torch Wear® Ultimate Blankets are made with patented CarbonX® flame resistant fabric, which when exposed to intense heat or flame will carbonize and then expand, dramatically reducing the oxygen content within the fabric. Unlike many of the most widely used fire-retardant fabrics currently available, CarbonX will not char, shrink or burn when exposed to heat and flame. CarbonX fabric is not a chemically treated material. Rather, it is a yarn created by spinning oxidized polyacrylonitrile fiber with an Aramid strengthening agent. The blankets provide two layers of Carbonex fabric protection and a layer of durable Twaron® aramid fiber to provide abrasion resistance. They can be employed as firewalls, and insulation. (Blankets are employed with yellow Twaron fabric towards personnel.)

Torch Wear blankets also offer protection from electrical arc explosion (arc flash). When used as an arc suppression blanket, they can provide a barrier from peripheral arcs, and have been rated to over 100 cal/cm2, NFPA 70E.

Blankets are available with or without grommets and in four sizes: 5' x 5', 5' x 6', 6' x 6' and 8' x 8'. Custom sizes are available.

Torch Wear Ultimate Blankets are the latest addition to a line of innovative protective clothing including welding gloves, protective sleeves, aprons, hoods and coats. Torch Wear has been selling "ultimate safety" since 2005.

Torch Wear is located at 2374 Edison Blvd., Twinsburg, OH 44087, PH 800-479-7165 or 330-425-2738, FAX: 330-425-2739. Web: Email: info(at)torchwear(dot)com


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