Re: Re: Wool Vs. Brush Pants
Yes, I realise that it is 40% Nomex.
Originally posted by jpsmith2
You do realize that Advance™ is 40% Nomex®?
From Morning Pride Website:
Kevlar 60%/Nomex 40% - This Kevlar Nomex blend product is probably the most durable outer shell and offers 300% improvement in char length over Nomex IIIa outer shells. Kevlar/Nomex stays flexible and supple, maintaining it's integrity after moderately severe thermal exposure. While Kevlar/Nomex is a superior product to Nomex, customers are cautioned that the premium outer shells (PBI and PBO) offer strong comparative advantages. Kevlar/Nomex should be considered a Nomex upgrade rather than a PBI/PBO equivalent. Nomex/Kevlar is priced between Nomex and the premium shell alternatives. We believe Kevlar/Nomex is one of the best of the new products positioned between the premium shells and Nomex with very good comfort and durability characteristics. Kevlar/Nomex is our recommendation for knee and/or pocket reinforcements; it wears like iron. Kevlar/Nomex is also now available with an enhanced water repellency treatment and in a choice of weights and pics. The Kevlar/Nomex product has traditionally been available as a three pic (three strands form the rip stop box). But two pic cloth is also available now. While three pic rip stop should be more durable than two pic, the two pic product here is an ounce heavier so that should compensate. Two pic products will generally be more supple and less likely to become nappy or fuzzy with wear (one less thread strand 'presented' for abrasion in the box weave).
From the Southern Mills Website:
A Nomex/ Kevlar Blend Outer Shell Fabric
The best VALUE in outer shells - hardworking, durable and dependable. As its name implies, Advance represents a textile engineering feat. Advance is a unique blend of Nomex and Kevlar (the same tough fiber used in military ballistic vests and helmets) that offers outstanding, uncompromised performance structural firefighters require everyday. When Southern Mills created this unique combination of two proven, inherently flame resistant aramid fibers, we dramatically increased the thermal strength of the resulting blend. In the process, we also accomplished a durability breakthrough, yet the cost of the fabric remains economical. The formidable strength of a meta- and para-aramid blend along with its special rip-stop weave gives Advance its excellent tear strength and puncture resistance. These important features, as well as Advance's flexibility, are maintained even after extreme thermal exposure, which helps increase the wear life of garments made from Advance.
Advance is available in 7.0 oz rip-stop weave in Black, Navy, Yellow, Gold or Khaki with Shelltite or Super Shelltite finish for more durable water repellancy.