Utility safety: INVISTA’s TECGEN® brand, a manufacturer of flame-resistant (FR) fabric and garments, introduces a new collection tailored specifically for a woman’s build to help eliminate the inconvenience and hazard of wearing poorly fitted FR apparel on the job. The TECGEN® brand now offers solutions to accurately fit women in comfortable, breathable and functional FR apparel that incorporates the conisistency and uniformity of existing FR garments on the market.
“More and more, women are entering industries where FR garments are required, and where a “man’s” job has become a woman’s job,” said Sherryl Stoner, TECGEN® Customer Service Manager of Inside Sales Quality Assurance. “Outfitting women in unisex and male garments can raise safety concerns and often be uncomfortable for workers, which can decrease productivity. It is imperative that FR garment programs move away from oversized, poorly fitting unisex garments and specify garments for women that are designed with their body types in mind, yet still be comfortable, breathable and functional.”
The latest collection from the TECGEN® brand 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.
• Uniform Shirt: Weighing only 5.5 oz., the new women’s uniform shirt is currently the lightest-weight woven dual-certified (NFPA HRC2 arc flash protection and NFPA 2112-2012 flash fire resistance) women’s FR shirt on the market, according to a 2014 market study. Other features include a right over left placket, darts, two pockets sized proportionately, a button-less spread collar, built-in stays and a contoured cut. Available in navy, light blue, khaki and grey.
• Coverall: The new women’s coverall features an adjusted sweep to account for women hip sizes, an elastic waist, darts, snapping pockets, snapping pass through pockets and a feminine, functional cut. The inherently flame resistant coverall is certified for NFPA HRC2 arc flash protection and NFPA 2112-2012 flash fire resistance. Availble in khaki, royal blue and grey.
About TEGGEN® Brand
INVISTA’s TECGEN® brand is an innovative flame resistant (FR) fiber, fabric and garment manufacturer of protective apparel. Its patented TECGEN® fiber was developed with next-generation FR technology and is primarily used in garments for manufacturing, transportation, mining, oil and gas and energy utility operations, as well as wildland and technical rescue firefighter applications.
TECGEN® FR apparel currently includes the lightest weight woven FR garments in the US market that are certified for NFPA 70E (HRC2) and NFPA 2112-2012 (Flash Fire).
INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications, a business presence in over 20 counties, INVISTA’s global businesses deliver exceptional value for their customers through technology innovations, market insights and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including: ADI-PURE®, ANTRON®, AVORA®, C12™, COMFOREL®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, CORFREE®, DACRON®, DBE®, DYTEK®, FRESHFX™, LYCRA®, PERFORMA™, POLARGUARD®, POLYSHIELD®, POLYCLEAR®, SOLARMAX®, STAINMASTER®, SUPPLEX®, SUPRIVA®, TACTEL®, TACTESSE®, TERATE®, TERATHANE® and THERMOLITE®.