Making the Switch:

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PBI Max™  —  Click to View Product Site
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 patented design offers firefighters the
best combination of break open and thermal protection, the strongest outer
shell fabric in the world, and unbelievable comfort and flexibility.

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PBI Matrix®
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.

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Armor AP™  —  Click to View Product Page
For the last two decades, fire departments choosing outer shells made of 40% DuPont™
Nomex®/60% DuPont™ Kevlar® have been limited to stiff and uncomfortable gear...

until now. Utilizing the groundbreaking Filament Twill Technology™ used in PBI
Max, Safety Components is launching Armor AP to fill the needs of firefighters who
prefer improved mobility, improved durability, and improved protection at an
economical price. Armor AP—a 6.5 oz. outer shell with absolute performance.

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Armor 7.0™
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.

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Fusion™
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.

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