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NFPA Certified Fire Retardant Fabric and Fire Retardant Uniform

NFPA is a standards writing organization, founded in 1896 and dedicated to the concept of voluntary consensus standards writing. While it is not an enforcing agency, NFPA enjoys a unique reputation; and its standards have been adopted by all levels of government, in many cases giving the standards the force of law. Each NFPA standard undergoes revision every 5 years to ensure that it is kept current with new fire protection knowledge and technologies. the NFPA process is open and anyone can participate.

KANOX® & MAZIC® are NFPA, EN 469 certified and are available in the form of knitted, woven, non-woven, and laminated fabrics. They come with various kind of spec. to meet extensive demand in fire fighting, refinery, gas, cement, metal, and welding industries. KANOX® & MAZIC® fire retardant fabrics guard the firefighters throughout the expected life of the garment, and that's multi-purpose protection you can rely on.

Fire Fighter Turnout Gear NFPA 1971 ( new edition ) Standard
Testing sample and garment part Testing item Requirement Test Method
Ensemble garment Thermal protective factor TPP > 35 NFPA
Ensemble garment Anti-liquit penetration No penetration ASTM F1359
Ensemble garment Comfortable Total heat loss > 130 W/m² ASTM 1868
Out shell, moisture barrier, thermal barrier, lining Flame resistance After 6 cycles washing,
After flame < 2 sec.
Char length < 4°
No drip, no melt.
Method 5903.1,
Flame resistance of cloth,
Vertical of federal test method stardard 191A
Outer shell, moisture barrier, thermal barrier, Liner Heat and thermal shrinkage resistance Thermal shrinkage < 10% AATCC 135, 260°C, 5 min
Moisture barrier seam material Ther shrinkage test No melt, no split, no flaming AATCC 135, 260°C, 5 min
All sewing threads Flame resistance Flame resistance fiber No melt under 260°C
Outer shell & collar lining Tear strength > 100N (22 lbs) ASTM D5733
Moisture barrier, Thermal barrier, winter liner Tear strength > 22N (5 lbs) ASTM D5733
All sewing threads Sewing seam breaking strength A grade ≥ 667 N (150 lbs)
B grade ≥ 334 N (75 lbs)
C grade ≥ 180N (40 lbs)
ASTM D1683
Woven fabric sewing strength
All knitting or stretching protective cloth sewing composite Sewing Threads
Breaking Strength
Sewing strength ≥ 180 N (40 lbs) ASTM D3940
Moisture barrier Water-proof Hydrostatic pressure > 172 KPa (25psi) Method 551, Fed 191A
Moisture barrier material and seaming part Liquid penetration resistance One hour at lest, No penetration ASTM F903
Moisture barrier and seaming part Viral penetration resistant test within one hour no penetration using Phi-X-174 Bacteriophage as a test system ASTM F1671
Outer shell, moiture barrier, insulation layer, collar liner winter liner Cleaning shrinkage resistance test Dimensional changes in all direction < 5% AATCC 135
Out layer & vollar line Water absorption resistance test < 30% Method 5504, Ffed 191A, Water resistance of coated cloth:spray absorption
Outer layer & collar liner Elongation strength Grab strength > 623 N (140 lbs) ASTM D5034
Decoration of protective clothing Reflective tape property Ra < 100 cd / lux / m² ASTM E809
Garment Anti heat transfer CHR > 13.5 ASTM F1060
Protective clothing for hot surface contact

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