Fire-Dex is proud to introduce TECGEN71, a Fire-Dex exclusive outer shell. TECGEN71 is designed to lessen heat stress by improving THL (Total Heat Loss), reducing weight, and increasing the flexibility of three-layer composites (outer shell, thermal liner, and moisture barrier).
TECGEN71 composite systems are more flexible, lighter weight, and more breathable, yielding a 48% higher THL without sacrificing TPP (Thermal Protective Performance) or durability.
“TECGEN71 proves that greater than 310 THL is achievable in reducing heat stress,” says Fire-Dex President, Steve Allison. “The test results and in-field feedback from firefighters have amazed our team and those users testing it. We will continue to forge ahead and expand our products to protect firefighters – today and tomorrow.”
In September of 2015, Fire-Dex acquired TECGEN® PPE. Immediate research and development of the TECGEN® fiber for application to NFPA 1971 started with Milliken & Company, headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Milliken shares a long history of innovation and design. The results led to the development of TECGEN71, engineered with the durability and strength of Nomex® and Kevlar® from DuPont. TECGEN71 is exclusively available in Fire-Dex FXR turnout gear, which offers the most ergonomical design in the fire service.
Learn more about this game changing outer shell at firedex.com/TECGEN71/.