STEP UP YOUR GAME with the Best DuPont Nomex/Kevlar Outer Shell Blend
For the last two decades, fire departments choosing outer shells made of 40% DuPont™ Nomex®/60% DuPont™ Kevlar® have been limited to stiff and uncomfortable gear…until now. Utilizing the groundbreaking Filament Twill Technology™ used in Armor 7.0™ and PBI Max™, Safety Components is launching Armor AP™ to fill the needs of firefighters who prefer improved mobility, improved durability, and improved protection at an economical price. Armor AP—a 6.5 oz. outer shell with absolute performance.
Weight/ 6.5 oz. – 67% Para-Aramid
Blend: 33% Meta-Aramid
Weave: Comfort Twill with Filament Twill Technology
Color: Gold, Khaki, Black
How does one achieve absolute performance utilizing trusted fibers like DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar®…and not increase the cost 25-50%. The answer lies in Filament Twill Technology™ (see diagram above). Like PBI Max™, Armor AP™ is powered by DuPont Kevlar filament in a twill weave. The result is a lighter weight outer shell (6.5 oz.) with improved comfort/flexibility, improved strength and durability, and reliable protection.
Every firefighter knows longevity in turnout gear comes from better tear strength. While some may claim abrasion is the most important indicator of durability, it is known that turnout gear isn’t retired from holes due to abrasion. Turnout gear is retired when it starts ripping and tearing from “wear and tear” and UV degradation. DuPont Kevlar filament allows Armor AP to resist tearing (see chart 1) for a longer period of time than traditional outer shells like Pioneer and Advance…improving durability.
Protection and durability are important characteristics of any outer shell…but so is comfort and flexibility. Better comfort and flexibility (see chart 2) lead to better mobility. Better mobility can make all the difference in critical situations and firefighters wearing fabrics made of 100% spun yarns need not sacrifice mobility any longer…Armor AP is the answer.