- Introduced in 1996
- Guaranteed flame resistance for the life of the garment
- Soft feel for enhanced comfort
- Enhanced protection from electric arc and flash fire exposures
- Multi purpose protection from electric arc flash, flash fire, molten ferrous metal and welding exposures
- 75%+ extended garment wear life
- Double-shrunk technology
- Excellent value equation
Westex guarantees the flame resistance of Westex UltraSoft®fabrics for the life of the garment. This guarantee has been demonstrated in laboratory testing and through the auditing of samples from the millions of garments in the protective clothing marketplace for over two decades. There are many “unseen” details that go into the production of durable flame resistant cotton and cotton blend fabrics. This starts with the production of the base material, dyeing, preparation, FR engineering process, internal laboratory testing, external laboratory testing and technical support all the way to the proven performance of the FR fabric in the market. They have spent decades perfecting the highly technical, proprietary flame resistant fabric technology to produce our trusted fabrics which are market proven, world-leading brands. This high level of performance is achieved by the Westex proprietary production process, which combines advanced custom engineered machinery with sophisticated computer equipment to conduct the “ammonia cure” system.
In the Westex engineering process, a high quality phosphonium salt precondensate flame retardant chemical is applied and polymerized with gaseous ammonia forming a long-chain flame retardant polymer impregnated into the core of each cotton fiber. This flame retardant polymer acts as a catalyst promoting the charring of the fabric. This accelerated charring prohibits the support of combustion by reducing the fuel source. Click the image below to see all the steps and technology involved in the making of UltraSoft fabric.
Care and Maintenance
UltraSoft®, UltraSoft AC™ and Indura® brand fabrics have been designed to withstand the most rigorous industrial laundering conditions anticipated for proper cleaning of work clothing. Westex guarantees the flame resistance of UltraSoft®, UltraSoft AC™ and Indura® fabrics for the useful life of such garments when proper care procedures are employed. It’s important to recognize that the thermal protective properties of any flame resistant fabric can be compromised by the presence of contaminants in the fabric from which the garment is made.
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