Thermal Protective Clothing

Thermal protective clothing should meet the following requirements:

  • Flame resistance (must not continue to burn).
  • Integrity (garment should remain intact, i.e. not shrink, melt, or form brittle chars which may break open and expose the wearer).
  • Insulation (garments must retard heat transfer in order to provide time for the wearer to take evasive action; during combustion, they must not deposit tar or other conductive liquids).
  • Liquid repellence (to avoid penetration of oils, solvents, water, and other liquids).

Wool has long been a choice for protective clothing due to wool’s breathability and its inherent properties of high ignition temperature, high limiting oxygen index, and self-extinguishing behavior. Wool is used to protecting wearers in hostile environments and weather conditions, making wool the fiber of choice for outer-layer garments. the military and first responders such as firefighters and police officers use wool garments as the body’s ‘last line of defense’.

We produce special wool fabrics which are further treated during the finishing process to make them suitable for use as garments for firemen suits, gloves, and other protective gear.