Filament Twill Sample Kit
Step Up Your Game with Armor AP
For the last two decades, fire departments choosing outer shells made of 40% DuPont™
Nomex®/60% DuPont™ Kevlar® have been limited to stiff and uncomfortable gear...
until now. Utilizing the groundbreaking Filament Twill Technology™ used in
PBI Max™, Safety Components is launching Armor AP™ to fill the needs of
firefighters who prefer improved mobility, improved durability, and improved
protection at an economical price. Armor AP—a 6.5 oz. outer shell with
How does one achieve absolute performance utilizing the same fibers
(meta-aramid, para-aramid) used to make Fusion™ and TenCate Advance™...
and not increase the cost 25-50%? The answer lies in Filament Twill Technology
(see diagram below). Like PBI Max, Armor AP is powered by DuPont Kevlar filament
in a twill weave. The result is a lighter weight outer shell (6.5 oz.) with improved
comfort/flexibility, improved strength and durability, and equal to improved protection.
Most firefighters agree longevity in turnout gear comes
from better tear strength. While some companies try to spin
abrasion as the most important indicator of durability, turnout
gear isn't retired from holes due to abrasion. Turnout gear is
retired when it starts ripping and tearing from "wear and tear"
and UV degredation. DuPont Kevlar filament allows Armor AP
to resist tearing (see chart 1 below) for a longer period of
time than traditional outer shells like Fusion and TenCate
Protection and durability are important characteristics of any
outer shell...but so is comfort and flexibility. Better comfort
and flexibility (see chart 2 below) lead to better mobility.
Better mobility can make all the difference in a life threatening
situation. Firefighters wearing Fusion and TenCate Advance
don't need to sacrifice mobility any longer...
Armor AP is the answer.