TRUSTED AND PROVEN FOR ALMOST
SUPERIOR FLAME PROTECTION
The decomposition temperature at which PBI starts to degrade is 1300°F thus offering superior break-open and thermal protection.
100% MADE IN USA
Every strand of PBI fiber is made in our manufacturing plant in Rock Hill, SC.
LOW THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY
PBI has very low thermal conductivity. As a comparison, PBO fabrics such as Agility™ are 6 times more conductive than stainless steel.
WHY CHOOSE PBI?
Recognized as the leading high-performance protective fire resistant fiber, PBI Products has been protecting fire departments across the world by developing the most flame-resistant fabrics in the industry.
THE HIGHEST FLAME RESISTANCE IS ONLY FOUND IN PBI FABRICS
All PBI-blended outer shells offer
or more of break-open resistance. By comparison, Nomex/Kevlar blends, such as Armor AP and Pioneer last only about 5 seconds.
PROVEN PERFORMANCE IS KEY!
Many outer shells have been introduced in the fire service over the past years. Some have been steadily adopted by fire departments, others have faded away.
Nomex/Kevlar fabrics are known for their affordability but offer a much lower level of protection.
Carbon-based fabrics, such as TECGEN 71 have been introduced decades ago but since then, haven’t seen much traction, as they failed to prove their overall durability and performance in the field.
The real test is wear and tear in the field.
That’s why it is imperative for any department considering unproven outer shells to perform an extensive field evaluation to assess how the outer shell performs after at least a year of use, under various environment and firefighting conditions.
The results can make the difference between the right and
wrong decision for your protective needs...
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