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Lightweight, Comfortable & Affordable Thermal Protection
Prism™ is a lightweight, inherently flame resistant thermal liner composite that
incorporates Safety Components’ proprietary and patented Sigma™ yarn technology.
Sigma yarn technology combines optimal ratios of meta-aramid, para-aramid,
FR viscose and polyamide fibers. These fibers, when scientifically selected for
maximum performance, provide an excellent combination of protection, comfort,
moisture management, strength and durability as well as garment longevity.

Prism is woven into a technical dobby raindrop pattern, designed to channel
moisture away from the firefighter. Chosen specifically by the United States
Marine Corps for its next generation combat shirt and the United States Army

for its Level V wet weather parka. Prism keeps the warrior and the firefighter
protected, cooler and more comfortable

Face Cloth | Moisture Channeling | Ring Spun | Batting

There are four primary levels of performance within the Prism fabric. The performance
levels are driven by the specific physical properties of the four individual fibers selected.

These fibers, when intimately blended together at optimal ratios, maximize the best
properties of each individual fiber. These fibers and properties are as follows:

Prism is designed with a technical raindrop pattern that positions a higher ratio of
FR viscose inside the raindrop. FR viscose is made from natural beech trees and
possesses excellent moisture wicking capabilities and a very soft feel. The concentrated
placement of the FR viscose inside the raindrop allows the fabric to channel moisture away

from the wearer, thereby improving wearer comfort.

Prism is made from ring spun yarn technology. At Safety Components we only use
ring spun yarns in our thermal liner fabrics. Most competitive thermal liner fabrics in
the market today are made from air jet spun yarns. Developed in the late 1980’s to
increase the speed of production and reduce cost, air jet spun yarns are typically less
comfortable than the original ring spinning technology. Air jet yarns are more hairy, feel
raspy to the touch and typically are weaker than ring spun yarn yarns. In short, they cost
less but feel worse.

Prism, made from the same ring spun technology employed by fabric artisans for centuries,
is comfortable, soft to the touch and strong for a long lasting garment life.

At Safety Components we only use the highest performance battings in our thermal
liners. We never use reprocessed fibers, only the finest first quality, pure aramid fibers
available. Our tests indicate that first quality, pure aramid fibers are more stable and
don’t wash out as easily as reprocessed fibers. The use of pure fiber technology provides a
more consistently protective ensemble and more stable TPP/THL performance during garment life.

Prism offers a variety of combinations to meet specific thermal protective needs:

    Prism Pure
    Prism face cloth quilted to one-layer of 4 oz. pure virgin
    needle punched 50% meta-aramid / 50% para-aramid batting.
    Prism 2-Layer
    Prism quilted to one-layer of 1.5 oz. aramid spunlace
    batting and one-layer of 2.3 oz. spunlace batting.