Lenzing FR – the fiber of protection in all layers

Lenzing FR®, a complete solution for firefighter clothing.
Lenzing FR®, a complete solution for firefighter clothing.

The Lenzing FR® fiber, which is based on cellulose, is on display at Interschutz, the largest international venue for experts in fire protection and the emergency services, as a complete solution for applications in firefighter protective clothing.

Each layer of Lenzing FR offers protection and comfort. The protective fiber, created on a cellulose basis, protects firefighters from heat stress as a result of heat accumulation, one of the most frequent reasons for failures in emergency service deployment. With the conception of different layers of fabric, Lenzing FR can offer a tailor-made concept based on the respective application. Lenzing FR can develop its advantages to perfection in fiber blends with synthetics in particular. Due to its naturalness, the Lenzing FR fiber guarantees the very best moisture absorption and breathing properties through all of the layers in which it is used. In particular, gear for the head and hands, which perspire profusely, requires better sweat transportation which is guaranteed with Lenzing FR.

More performance can save lives

Tests confirm the effectiveness of Lenzing FR. Compared to commonly used protective clothing, protective clothing with Lenzing FR shows that second and third degree burns can be reduced by up to 30%. In particular the cracking of fabrics is reduced or even prevented. In physiological tests, Lenzing FR was able to demonstrate that the fiber works most effectively in layers. The best values are obtained when the test person is wearing materials, which are both flame-retardant and absorptive. The breathing properties of Lenzing FR lead to a lower body temperature and the fire fighter has a higher performance profile as a result. The “added” performance amounts to 16 Watts. In practice this means running for one minute longer. This one-minute can save lives.

In use around the world

Lenzing FR is available in a variety of colors for different emergency forces and is thus used extensively in international protective clothing. The fiber is particularly appreciated in countries with a very hot climate. Optimum moisture regulation is a matter of survival there.

The flame-retardant fiber, Lenzing FR, is known all over the world as a skin-friendly protective fiber. It is used in numerous working areas as the optimum protection against sources of heat. Unique heat insulation properties combined with permanent flame retardancy make Lenzing FR the “Heat Protection Fiber“. Due to the naturalness of Lenzing FR, which is made of wood, it provides good moisture management, which reduces the risk of deadly heat stroke.