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Reminder: Techtextil NA Begins Tomorrow

Techtextil North America will be held June 20-22 at McCormick Place, Lakeside Center in Chicago. If you’d like to attend, register here. The symposium begins on Tuesday, June 20th, at 8:30 AM (see full schedule).   Expo Floor Hours: Tuesday, June 20th: 10AM- 5PM Wednesday, June 21st: 10AM- 5PM Thursday, June 22nd: 10AM-3PM   ArcWear […]

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Q&A Series: What are the Retest Requirements for Arc Flash PPE?

Q: What are the retest requirements for arc flash PPE? A: This is a question we get a lot, and we hear it from both manufacturers and end users. Read on to learn when arc testing should be repeated. MANUFACTURERS Garments In the U.S., there is currently no requirement to retest for arc ratings in ASTM […]

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ASTM F2302 Withdrawn by ASTM

ASTM F2302, Standard Performance Specification for Labeling Protective Clothing as Heat and Flame Resistant, is no longer an active standard. At the latest ASTM meeting held early this month in Norfolk, Virginia, the ASTM F23 Technical Committee on Personal Protective Equipment voted to withdraw ASTM F2302.  While the scope of the standard specifically stated that it did […]

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Using Technical Research to Power Your Market

We live in a world of constant evolution and advancements in technology. In the flame-resistant and arc-rated apparel industry, it’s more important than ever to use science to showcase your products and technology. The benefits of taking a research-based approach to sales, marketing, and development are vast and we want to tell you why you should make […]

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Want to Label Gloves “FR”? Here’s What You Should Know.

We are commonly asked, “I want to label my gloves as flame resistant—what do I need to do?“.  This can be a challenging question. To date, gloves are not thoroughly addressed by the specifications used to indicate flame resistance in the industry (like NFPA 2112 for the industrial flash fire hazard or ASTM F1506 for the […]

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What’s New in 2017?

2016 brought a lot of activity for the technical committees that develop FR and AR industry standards. The staff at ArcWear is proud to participate on technical committees for standard development and to relay a summary of what we know to our readers. If you missed the OH&S Webinar presented by Hugh Hoagland last week, read […]

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Upcoming Free Webinar on Standard Changes for 2017

Join OH&S for a free webinar presented by Hugh Hoagland of ArcWear on Thursday, January 26th at 2:00 p.m EST. Hugh will be discussing standards updates affecting flame, arc, and high visibility clothing for 2017. Register to learn more about the proposed changes in NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112, as well as work underway for protector […]

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Conformity Assessment: A Guide for the Industrial FR/AR Industry

Conformity Assessment is a hot topic in the PPE Industry today–and compliance is confusing. The new PPE Regulation in the EU was published in April of this year (read the digest from FlashCert partner BTTG), and efforts in the U.S. are underway in to streamline processes for the evaluation of personal protective equipment (for example, the […]

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Free Webinar: Summary of Changes to ANSI/ISEA 107 Standard for High Visibility Products

Interested in learning about the changes in the new ANSI/ISEA 107 standard for High Visibility Safety Products? Listen in on a free webinar, presented by Cristine Fargo of ISEA and Richard McNeely of ORAFOL Americas, on December 6th at 2 p.m. EST. The presenters will be covering the changes and what you need to know to […]

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23 Selected Flame, Thermal, and Arc Flash Technical Papers are Now Available from ASTM!

Did you miss the ASTM F23 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment Symposium in January? Want to learn more about the effects of bleach on cotton-rich FR fabric? The selected technical papers presented in San Antonio have been published! You can purchase articles ($25) on various topics relevant to the Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment. […]

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