GlideIce“I’m feeling hotter in my turnout gear” is a common phrase stated by firefighters year after year. This epidemic is largely attributed to fires burning hotter with ambient air temperatures also continuing to rise. Safety Components, the global leader in firefighting fabric technology has listened and answered the call by developing a game-changing solution—Glide Ice thermal liners engineered with DuPont™ Nomex® filament. 

 Glide, consistently worn by more US metro cities than any other thermal liner and the world’s leading high performance thermal liner for firefighters since 1997, just got better. Glide Ice will build on the “slicker, softer and more comfortable” pedigree found in all Glide thermal liner options produced by Safety Components over the past two decades. Glide Ice feels cool with its ice blue design woven in Safety Components patented weave that combines 60% DuPont™ Nomex® filament yarns with 40% DuPont™ Nomex®/Lenzing® FR spun yarns. Utilizing DuPont™ Nomex® filament, Glide Ice features superior performance in breathability, freedom of movement, comfort, heat blocking capability, moisture management and fast dry times. Our patented high lubricity weave is lighter and slicker than competitive liner systems. Glide Ice, with DuPont™ Nomex® filament, guarantees better freedom of movement and longer lasting freedom of movement than any thermal liner in the world today. 

Guy Lucas, Director of Marketing, SCI, commented, “At Safety Components, we always do what is best and what is right for first responders. Our continued commitment to the development of FR fabric solutions with enhanced safety, innovative design and life-improving technologies is unwavering.” Mr. Lucas went on to say, “We are truly excited to bring Glide Ice to dedicated firefighters around the globe.”

Glide Ice thermal liners ensure you stay cooler, drier and more comfortable in the hottest situations. Glide Ice, the coolest way to fight fire. 

 Glide Ice is fully UL approved and certified for a seamless transition from Glide Gold with DuPont™ Kevlar® filament to Glide Ice with DuPont™ Nomex® filament. With the full support of Safety Components and DuPont™, fire departments will start receiving Glide Ice in Q4 of 2016. 

DuPont™, Nomex® and Kevlar® are registered trademarks or trademarks of E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.


During the past 17 years Safety Components has led the fire service 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, Inc. (SCI) is the market leader in technology driven fabric solutions for high performance textiles. The main focus of SCI is to design and manufacture textiles for markets including: first responders (fire service, USAR & EMS), military, outdoor fabrics, aerospace escape slides, fuel cells, and automotive air bag fabrics. A division of International Textile Group, the SCI manufacturing facility is located in Greenville, South Carolina.

Contact: Guy Lucas

Sales and Marketing Manager

Safety Components, Inc.

800-896-6926 ext. 28