Filament Twill Technology

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Uniquely Engineered by Safety Components
Technology in PPE has advanced at an amazing rate over the last few years.
Lighter, stronger, more flexible FR fabrics coupled with ergonomic garment designs
have revolutionized the way firefighters perform while wearing turnout gear.

Filament Twill Technology™, developed and patented by Safety Components,
can be found in outer shells like PBI Max™ and Armor AP™ and in thermal
liners like Glide™. Flexible fabrics woven with filament and spun yarns in
a twill design are making fabrics made of 90 - 100% spun yarns in a
rip-stop weave a thing of the past.

Comfort/Mobility
Comfort and improved mobility are critical because comfortable PPE is more
likely to be worn properly: Comfort/Mobility=Safety. The comfort and mobility of
fabrics made with Filament Twill Technology are immediately noticeable compared
to outdated rip-stop/spun yarn dominant fabrics.

Strength
100% Kevlar® filament yarns are over 2x stronger than Kevlar spun yarns. One result
of DuPont™ Kevlar® filament in the fabric design is a significant increase in fabric
strength both new and after exposure to UV.

Lightweight Protection
Lighter weight materials with improved protection are possible with Filament
Twill Technology. PBI Max 7 oz. and Armor AP 6.5 oz. offer excellent thermal
protection compared to heavier shells proving lighter is better with
Filament Twill Technology.




How to Specify Filament Twill Technology

Outer Shells  —  Click for Spec
PBI Max™ — 7 oz. [Available in Gold or Black]
Outer shell shall be “PBI Max” designed in a lightweight, 7 oz. twill weave. Outer shell shall
be constructed with 70% PBI/Kevlar® spun yarns and 30% 600 denier Kevlar filament yarns.
A DuPont™ Teflon® F-PPE durable fuel/chemical/water repellent finish shall be applied to the
outer shell and water absorption must be less than 8% after 5 washes. Fabric must be made
in the U.S.A.

The results of the “filament twill” weave with 30% 600 denier Kevlar filament leads to tear
strength multiple times higher than that of traditional rip-stop constructions. PBI fabrics with
trap tear strength under 80 lbs. are not acceptable (as tested by UL).

Dyed fabrics must use Solution or Producer Dyed fiber.

Armor AP™ — 6.5 oz. [Available in Gold, Black, or Khaki]
Outer shell shall be “Armor AP” designed in a lightweight, 6.5 oz. twill weave. Outer shell shall
be constructed with 80% Nomex®/Kevlar spun yarns (khaki color contains Nomex/Kevlar/
Teijinconex® spun yarns) reinforced with 20% DuPont™ Kevlar® filament. A DuPont Teflon
F-PPE durable fuel/chemical/water repellent finish shall be applied to the outer shell and
water absorption must be less than 8% after 5 washes. Fabric must be made in the U.S.A.

The results of the “filament twill” weave with 20% 400 denier Kevlar filament leads to tear
strength multiple times higher than that of traditional rip stop constructions. Para-aramid/meta-
aramid fabrics with trap tear strength under 65 lbs. are not acceptable (as tested by UL).

Dyed fabrics must use Solution or Producer Dyed fiber.
Thermal Liners  —  Click for Spec
Glide Ice™
3.6 oz/yd2 Glide Ice™ face cloth consisting of 60% DuPont™ Nomex® filament and
40% DuPont™ Nomex®/Lenzing FR spun yarns quilted as:

7.4 oz. Glide Ice 2-Layer
Glide Ice quilted to 2 layers of DuPont™ Nomex® E89™ spunlace - 2.3 oz./yd2 and 1.5 oz./yd2

7.6 oz. Glide Ice Pure
Glide Ice quilted to 100% quilted meta/para-aramid virgin needlepunched fiber

6.8 oz. Glide Ice with PBI G2™
Glide Ice quilted to 2 layers of PBI/meta-aramid fiber - 1.8 oz./yd2 and 1.4 oz./yd2

6.5 oz. Glide Ice with DuPont™ Nomex® Nano
Glide Ice quilted to 1 layer of 0.6 oz./yd2 Nomex® Nano and 1 layer of 2.3 oz./yd2 DuPont™ Nomex® E89™ spunlace