Nomex® 360™ by Safety Components, the world’s strongest and lightest weight outer shell fabric, has been selected as the fabric of choice to protect the first responders of Fire & Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW). A state government agency, FRNSW is tasked to provide fire, rescue and hazmat services in the cities and towns across New South Wales, Australia.
As one of the world's largest urban fire and rescue services with more than 6,700 firefighters and over 4,500 community fire unit members, FRNSW is also the busiest brigade in Australia. This type of activity requires personal protective garments made with fabrics featuring superior protection and performance — the answer, Nomex 360 by Safety Components.
Pac Fire Australia, a leading supplier of personal protective clothing and equipment, has won the FRNSW contract, partnering with UK company Bristol Uniforms who has designed and will manufacture the garments using Nomex 360 outershell fabric. Bristol Uniforms’ innovative designs are consistently chosen by firefighters around the world.
Nomex 360 by Safety Components is constructed to deliver the perfect balance of firefighter comfort, mobility and protection. Combining Safety Components' patented Filament Twill Technology™ with DuPont's best fiber innovation in an expertly crafted powerful and iconic design for unparalleled performance. The lighter weight of Nomex 360 allows firefighters to do more, more comfortably — providing maximum maneuverability without any compromise in protection while reducing heat stress.
Joey Underwood, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Safety Components, stated,
"We are proud that FRNSW selected a Safety Components fabric. We support their long and proud history of protecting lives and property.
"At Safety Components, we are committed to leading the way in the design and manufacture of revolutionary personal protective fabrics for professional firefighters.
"Providing these fabrics to FRNSW is integral in driving our success now and in the future throughout the Australasia market as well as around the world."
During the past 20 years, Safety Components has led the way by developing more outer shell and thermal liner fabric innovations than any other textile company in the world. Safety Components’ outer shells contain a patented, durable, water repellent finish that offers safer, lighter, and dryer gear. These same outer shell fabrics also contain solution dyed fibers for the highest resistance to fading after thermal exposure.
Safety Components is a global market leader in technology driven fabric solutions for first responders, military, outdoor, and other high-performance textiles. An Elevate Textiles company, Safety Components has been manufacturing textile fabrics for over 100 years at its plant in Greenville, South Carolina.
With a global array of premium fabric and thread solutions focused on innovation, sustainability and quality craftsmanship, Elevate Textiles provides products that surround us every day and in all facets of life. We offer advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions across vast industries including fashion and functional apparel, footwear, military, fire, medical, athletic, automotive, aerospace, outdoor, and other specialty sectors. Elevate Textiles is committed to delivering solutions that protect and enhance our lives through its global manufacturing platform that includes 37 facilities across six continents and over 15,000 employees.