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MERCANTA

www.mercanta.com Characteristics Material Indura UltraSoft® Daletec FireWear® Premier FlashGuard® Nomex® III A Fibre content 100 % cotton 88 % cotton 12 % High Tenacity Nylon 100 % cotton 48 % Tencel 40 % Modacrylic 12 % Para-Aramid 6 oz : 54 % Modacrylic 35 % Cotton 10 % Aramid 1 % Carbon 9 oz : 54 % Modacrylic 45 % Cotton 1 % Carbon 93 % Nomex Aramid 5 % Kevlar 2 % Carbon Type of material natural synthetic / natural natural synthetic / natural synthetic / natural synthetic Protection type fibre impregnated fibre impregnated fibre impregnated inherent inherent inherent Most common weights 7,0 or 9,0 oz/yd2 7,0 or 9,0 oz/yd2 7,5 or 10,3 oz/yd2 6,5 or 7,5 or 8,5 oz/yd2 6,0 or 9,0 oz/yd2 4,5 or 6,0 oz/yd2 Resistance to sparks (2) will protect satisfactorily from sparks (2) will protect satisfactorily from sparks (2) will protect satisfactorily from sparks (4) limited protection from sparks due to cotton content (4) limited protection from sparks due to cotton content (6) will not protect from sparks and from hot molten metal Resistance to flames under direct flame contact with flashfire as per ASTM F 1930 (3) will not burn, melt or drip, but may change its colour (3) will not burn, melt or drip, but may change its colour (3) will not burn, melt or drip, but may change its colour (2) will not burn, melt or drip, but may change its colour (2) will not burn, melt or drip, but may change its colour (1) will not burn, melt or drip, but may change its colour Grade of general flame resistance body protection (4) (4) (5) (3) (3) (2) Vertical flame resistance (perceived maximum burnt char length on exposure to vertical flame) as per ASTM D 6413 5 – 6 cm 5 – 6 cm 12,6 cm 6,6 cm (6,5 oz.) 3,3 cm (7,5 oz.) 5,8 cm (8,5 oz.) no figures provided by manufacturer 3 – 4 cm Resistance to heat® (TPP = Thermal Protective Performance) (4) 6,6 cal/cm2 (7,0 oz.) (4) 6,6 cal/cm² (7,0 oz.) (5) 4,9 cal/cm² 9,2 with spacer (3) 9,0 cal/cm2 (6,5 oz.) 10,1 cal/cm2 (7,5 oz.) 10,7 cal/cm2 (8,5 oz.) (3) no figures provided by manufacturer (2) 10,0 cal/cm2 (4,5 oz.) 12,0 cal/cm2 (6,0 oz.) Laundry longevity of garment fabric Indura (4) (3) better than Indura (3) (2) (2) (1) Laundry longevity of flame resistance service life of garment approx. 9 months service life of garment approx. 9 months service life of garment approx. 9 months service life of garment approx. 2 years service life of garment approx. 2 years service life of garment approx. 3 years Perceived wearing comfort in hot weather (2) (2) (2) (1) (1) 4,5 oz. (4) 6,0 oz. (6) Quality medium duty medium duty medium duty heavy duty heavy duty heavy duty Relative price (6) least expensive flame resistant fabric on the market (5) (5) (4) between Indura and Nomex (4) (2) there are more expensive fabrics on the market Care requirements industrial or homewash launde- ring, or dry-clean, no chlorine bleach, requires pressing industrial homewash launde- ring or dry-cleaning, no chlorine bleach, requires pressing industrial or homewash launde- ring, or dry-clean, no chlorine bleach, requires pressing industrial or homewash launde- ring, or dry-clean, no chlorine bleach. industrial or homewash launde- ring, or dry clean, no chlorine bleach. industrial or homewash launde- ring, or dry-clean, no chlorine bleach. NFPA 70E ARC Rating (cal/cm2 ) 7,0 oz : 7,7 9,0 oz : 10,8 7,0 oz 8,7 9,0 oz 12,4 no figures provided by manufacturer 6,5 oz : 6,7 7,5 oz : 8,6 8,5 oz : 8,8 6,0 oz : 5,8 9,0 oz : 10,0 4,5 oz : 4,6 6,0 oz : 5,7 Flame Resistant Fabrics Comparison Chart Classification (1) = most, (6) = least 173

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