Parvotex is uncompromised protection against unforeseen open electric arc incidents and flash fire events. No other FR fabric can boast high levels of fire resistance alongside superior comfort and breathability. This all stems from the yarn composition, with our Parvotex fabric boasting a 32% cotton content blended with Kaneka and Kururay Vectran®, the perfect solution for Australia's hot and humid climate.
Inherent Fire Resistance
Inherent FR fabric consists of innately flame resistant fibres. Fabrics made from these fibres do not go through the coating processes of a treated FR fabric, which imparts flame resistance to the fabrics otherwise flammable fibres.
Inherent fabrics are the opposite of treated fabrics, as their fire-resistant properties lie within the woven fibres that come together to form the fabric.
Inherent fabrics will retain their fire-retardant properties for the garments entire useful life. FR properties will not wear or diminish over time, providing washing instructions are adhered to, and contaminants are avoided. Longstanding performance imparts peace of mind to the wearer, as they are assured the garment they purchased on day one, will continue to perform in the same manner throughout its wearable life.
The inherent fire retardant properties of our Parvotex fabric stem from the 50% modacrylic content. Modacrylic is a dimensionally stable, soft and resilient fibre that is self-extinguishing and non-combustible, a genuinely remarkable synthetic co-polymer.
With a 32% cotton content, Parvotex fabric offers a more breathable and comfortable alternative to traditionally hot and heavy flame retardant garments. This reduced fabric weight and additional breathability ensure less wearer fatigue, a more consistent body temperature and most importantly, wearer comfort during all-day shifts. This is the reason Parvotex remains a market leader in the flame retardant workwear space.
The modacrylic fibre is a synthetic co-polymer. It is soft, strong, resilient and dimensionally stable and is perfect for garment construction being easily dyed, showing good press and shape retention, and quick to dry. Amongst other properties, modacrylic fibres have outstanding resistance to chemicals and solvents, are not attacked by moths or mildew, and are non-allergenic. Modacrylic is also flame retardant and does not combust, meaning it is difficult to ignite and will self-extinguish - the essential component of Parvotex® yarn.
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fibre that grows in a boll around the seeds of the cotton plants. The fibre is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile. The addition of cotton in the Parvotex® fibre ensures that Bool garments are perfectly suitable for Australia's harsh hot conditions, being highly breathable and flexible.
Polyarylate [Kururay Vectran] (8%)
Polyarylate is five times stronger than steel, a high-performance multi-filament yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer. This fibre gives the garment high strength and additional dimensional stability and offers cut/shear resistance, abrasion resistance, heat resistance, and added electrical insulation.
Polyamide [Kaneka] (50%)
Polyamides are synthetics fibres and are characterised by high tensile strength and excellent resistance to wear and impact. They are stable to the action of many chemical reagents and biochemical agents, and they have an affinity to many dyes. Polyamide fibres are highly elastic, have low humidity absorption capabilities, and are fast drying.
Carbon within the Parvotex® fabric adds anti-static properties, which hinder the build-up of static in the garment. Carbon strength and stiffness with outstanding fatigue properties. Carbon also outperforms against high temperature and chemical inertness.
Oeko-Tex® Standard 100
Parvotex Fabric is free from harmful chemicals achieving certification to Oeko-tex® Standard 100 Product Class II, which is awarded to articles with direct contact to the skin joining the same category as products like underwear, bed linen, T-shirts etc.