One of the most important lines of defense that firefighters have from the intense heat they encounter on the job is their fire-resistant clothing. When choosing fire-resistant clothing, it’s important to choose a high-quality flame-resistant fabric to ensure you are properly protected. Two of the most popular flame-resistant fabric options are Tecasafe Plus and Nomex. To determine which option is the best choice for your crew, take a look at this side-by-side look at how Tecasafe Plus and Nomex Compare.
Tecasafe Plus is a highly innovative flame-resistant fabric. It delivers NFPA 70E, Category 2 electric arc protection. It is composed of a tri-blend of cellulosic fibers that offer comfort, moisture-wicking properties, abrasion resistance, and exceptional protection.
Because the fabric is inherently flame and heat-resistant, its protective properties cannot be washed or worn away over time. As a result, the electric arc and flash fire protection that Tecasafe Plus provides typically lasts twice as long as fire-resistant treated cotton fabrics.
In addition to maintaining its protective qualities, Tecasafe Plus is also highly colorfast, which means it will retain its appearance and color even after several washes.
Nomex is a flame-resistant meta-aramid material that was developed by DuPont in the early 1960s. Like Texasafe Plus, Nomex is also inherently flame and heat-resistant, which means its protective properties are unable to wear away even when used in the most rugged environments.
In addition to its impeccable flame-resistance, Nomex is also highly resistant to chemicals, thermal, and radiation. Despite its rigid and durable structure, Nomex fabric is also considered one of the most comfortable flame-resistant fabrics on the market.
The Supply Cache offers exceptional quality wildland firefighting apparel that is available in both Tecasafe Plus and Nomex fabric. Our wide line of wildland firefighting personal protective equipment includes brush shirts, firefighter pants, overalls, and station wear. To ensure you are well protected from the intense heat and rugged environment out on the fire line, shop our collection of top-quality firefighting apparel today. If you would like to learn more about how Tecasafe Plus and Nomex compare or are unsure which fabric would better suit you, contact our team today.