PyroTex GmbH has developed an inherently flame resistant fibre for protective and safety textiles which is marketed under the name of PyroTex®.
It is not comparable to any other FR fibres as its properties are far superior.
The limiting oxygen index (LOI) for example stands at 43%.
Moreover it does:
- NOT melt
- NOT drip
- NOT smoke nor produce toxic fumes
The resistance against acid and alkaline is very good and it is not soluble in any of the commonly known solvents.
PyroTex® is used in the following areas:
- protective garments (i.e. underwear and outerwear)
- public transportation (i.e. fire barriers and upholstery)
It can be blended with other fibres, natural and synthetic.