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ASTM F1506-17b Published and Seam Slippage Goes Away

Just a few short months after ASTM F1506-17a was published, -17b has been released- with notable edits to the test methods required for testing: ASTM D434 Standard Test Method for Resistance to Slippage of Yarns in Woven Fabrics Using a Standard Seam has been removed from testing requirements. The thread melt standard has been update to […]

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Industry Update: Static Electricity is Re-charged

At ArcWear, we have seen an increasing number of fabrics with anti-stat fiber content, so it comes as no surprise that the materials have sparked interest for industry re-evaluations regarding wearables and static electricity. Coming this fall, after years of dormancy, The AATCC’s Static electricity group will re-emerge. The group in attendance will be discussing […]

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Industry Update: DRIFIRE® takes Australia!

  The high performance FR Garment Supplier recently formed a partnership with Australian Defense Apparel, a uniform supplier for industries including Healthcare, Emergency Services, Utilities, and Armed Services in Australia and internationally. The two have joined in efforts to outfit Ergon Energy, an electricity supplier in regional Queensland, in the top-of-the-line, fire resistant and rated […]

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Webinar for Arc Flash and Flash Fire Protection for the Hands

Coming up: ArcWear’s own Hugh Hoagland will be participating in a webinar for Occupational Health & Safety — a presentation on Arc Flash and Flash Fire Protection for the Hands! The presentation will feature information on the new and proposed arc flash protector glove standard and arc flash glove test methods. The new standard and methods […]

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ArcWear at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo!

Flashcert is ArcWear’s new certifying process, made possible by a partnership with third-party testing labs BTTG Testing & Certification Ltd and Kinectrics; and SEI, a third-party certification body. Kinetrics and BTTG are, like us at ArcWear, ISO 17025 accredited third-party testing laboratories, while BTTG and SEI are ISO 17065 accredited third-party certification bodies. In other words, […]

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The Stoll Curve and PPE for an Arc Flash Rating

Have you ever wondered how, quantitatively, we can determine the thermal protective rating of protective materials and garments? These quantifiable ratings wouldn’t be possible without something called the Stoll Curve. The Stoll Curve is one of the great determinants for pass/fail criteria across the board for personal protective equipment, and was developed as a basic […]

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Behind the Arc Rating: The Burst Test

Picture this: you’re getting ready for work, you grab your long sleeve T-shirt, and as you’re pulling it on you hear that ever-dreaded, riiiippppppp. Your elbow has just burst through the arm of your shirt! In order to avoid this happening again, wouldn’t it be great if there were some way to know how much […]

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Behind the Arc Rating: Dimensional Change

Have you ever bought a new pair of jeans, wore them once, washed them, and when you try to wear them again come to find… they’ve shrunk!? If your clothing vendor of choice was required to conform to the ASTM F1506 specifications of AATCC 135 Dimensional Change of Fabrics after Home Laundering, that might not […]

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