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When Product Tests Fail: Tips from a Laboratory

Failures are a common, almost inevitable experience in product development. While it’s always disappointing, read on to learn three tips from a testing lab on how to mitigate risk and ease the painful effects of a product failure in testing. 1) Be actively involved in the process Our goal is to make sure you get the tests you need […]

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ANSI-ISEA 107 Update: What’s New in the 2015 Edition?

I’m too busy to read this. Please summarize the ANSI-ISEA 107-15 update. The standard was revised to merge ANSI/ISEA 107 and ANSI/ISEA 207 to include all high-visibility safety products, including vests and accessories, under one new umbrella known as “HVSA”. Garment types were added to ease selection for type of use (Types: Off-road, Roadway, and Public safety). To […]

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FlashCert: Global Testing and Certifications in a Flash!

ArcWear, Kinectrics, BTTG, and SEI have partnered to offer new services under FlashCert: streamlined testing and certification for flame resistant clothing and PPE in the US and EU. Services offered include testing and certification for the following hazards: electric arc, flash fire, wildland firefighting, and welding. Further, the service was designed to simplify the certification […]

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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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