Z-Flex Aluminized Fabrics are used in leading proximity gear and protective apparel designed for airport rescue firefighting (ARFF), industrial firefighting, and other proximity firefighting operations. Z-Flex is the top choice for many proximity suit manufacturers because it is the most protective and durable aluminized fabric available.
Z-Flex Silver fabrics are specifically designed for aircraft rescue proximity firefighting. These NFPA 1971:2013 component certified fabrics are used in proximity gear manufactured by leading fabricators including Fire-Dex, Honeywell Morning Pride, and Innotex. Z-Flex Silver NFPA certified fabrics are also available in an NFPA certified breathable style called Z-Flex Air. These perforated aluminized fabrics provide the same radiant heat protection as standard Z-Flex fabrics.
Z-Flex Aluminized fiberglass, rayon, and aramid fabrics are used to sew proximity firefighting gear and fire entry suits for industrial environments like foundries and heat processing facilities.
All Z-Flex Aluminized Fabrics reflect up to 95% of intense radiant heat up to 3000F / 1650 C and protect from flames, sparks, and molten metal splash.
In addition to selling Z-Flex fabrics to apparel manufacturers, Newtex also manufactures our own line of proximity suits and fire entry suits designed for industrial proximity firefighting operations. The X Series suits range from single-layer lightweight proximity suits to heavily insulated fire entry suits designed for high temperature industrial environments.
*The image above is courtesy of the San Bernardino Regional Emergency Training Center
|Fabrics for NFPA Certified Proximity Firefighting Gear
|Z-Flex Silver is a protective and durable NFPA 1971:2013 certified outer shell suitable for exposure to extreme temperatures at a close range.
|Fabrics for Industrial Proximity Firefighting Gear
|Z-Flex fiberglass, rayon, and aramid fabrics are protective, durable, and resistant to flames, sparks, and molten metal splash.
|Proximity Firefighting Suits
|Proximity suits designed for foundry and industrial high temperature operations. Manufactured by Newtex with Z-Flex Fabrics.
|EN 1486 Certified Proximity Suits
|An EN 1486 certified proximity suit designed for airport rescue proximity firefighting
|Fire entry Suits
|Heavily insulated fire entry suits protect from flashover and engulfment. Manufactured by Newtex with Z-Flex fabrics.