The Standard 100 label from OEKO-TEX confirms that all components of the respective product have been tested for a total of 100 harmful substances and classified as harmless to health. The list of criteria includes carcinogenic and allergenic dyes, formaldehyde or DMF, and numerous regulated and non-regulated substances that could harm human health.
Compared to other materials, Evonik’s polyimide fiber retains its flexibility even at 280 C. As a result, it remains more durable in applications with higher average temperatures and frequent temperature peaks. A standardized bending test certifies that the new P84 HT fiber has almost twice the flexibility of standard materials.
In addition, P84 HT features strong insulation properties, breathability and a pleasant feel against the skin. With up to 30% less weight than aramid fibers, Evonik’s high-performance fiber is the new material of choice for protective clothing such as hoods and gloves or as a material component in highly technical textiles for personal protective equipment (PPE).