It started with PBI Gold® in 1985. Then came PBI Matrix® in 2003. Fast forward to
2012 and meet the next generation of PBI outer shell fabrics: PBI Max™. Developed
by Safety Components, this patent pending design offers fire fighters the best
combination of break open and thermal protection, the strongest outer shell fabric
in the world, and unbelievable comfort and flexibility. PBI Max is backed by
the WORLD'S FIRST and only 5 YEAR WARRANTY on a PBI outer shell.
Cities that respond more…require more. They require an outer shell that is stronger
and remains service worthy, resisting tears, abrasion and breakopen long after
other fabrics would fail. That’s why they choose the original…PBI Matrix® reinforced
with 600 Denier Cables of DuPont™ Kevlar®…the strongest, most durable fibers in
firefighting today. These cables provide the ultimate rip-stopping power…50% stronger
than 400 denier yarns for unmatched performance.
PBI Gold +®
You already know PBI Gold as the gold standard when it comes to thermal protection.
Now you can go beyond tough, thermal protection with turnout gear that is designed
with superior water repelling features. Add exceptional abrasion resistance and
you’re covered by a rugged outer shell that stands up better than anything.
With PBI Gold Plus you’ve got the extra performance and protection you need —
plus the ability to stay drier and comfortable.
Armor 7.0 offers firefighters an innovative outer shell fabric with Filament Fiber
Technology. Armor 7.0 combines military grade, ballistic filament DuPont™ Kevlar®,
solution dyed DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers that provides added
thermal protection, excellent tear resistance and superior fabric strength. Blended
into a lighter weight, seven-ounce twill-weave fabric that improves comfort and mobility.
Features our patented DuPont™ Teflon® F-PPE finish for the best water repellancy.
A powerful, almost invincible alloy that combines three revolutionary firefighting
technologies: solution dyed DuPont™ Nomex®, perfectly blended with solution dyed
DuPont™ Kevlar®, encapsulated with a miracle layer of our patented Teflon®
F-PPE. These three elements are combined into an innovative low-profile rip-stop
weave to deliver excellent thermal protection, unsurpassed performance in color
longevity, with superior abrasion resistance and water repellency.
Armor 5.5™ offers firefighters and first responders an innovative protective fabric
with Filament Fiber Technology. Armor 5.5 combines military grade DuPont™
Kevlar® filament with spun yarns made of solution dyed DuPont™ Nomex® and
DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers to form a powerful shield of protection. This revolutionary
blend of fibers provides the lightest and most durable thermal protection of any fabric in
its class. This uniquely blended 5.5 ounce twill weave improves comfort and mobility.