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Inherent FR Clothing vs. Treated FR Clothing

What is the difference between these FR clothing options?

Flame-resistant fabrics are designed to resist ignition. These fabrics are crafted to prevent the risk of injury when you’re in contact with a source of heat. If the FR fabric does ignite, it will be a slow burn rather than a quick-spreading and encompassing flame. After the heat source is removed, FR clothing will self-extinguish keeping the affected area as small as possible.

This is why FR clothing is so important when performing certain tasks. Where there is potential for flash fire, on worksites related to oil & gas, electrical generation & transmission, mining, firefighting, welding, and many more, FR clothing can be the difference between life and death. It is of great importance for workers to be wearing a quality proper-fitting kit while on the job, whether it be an MWG FR Pro product or another quality manufacturer.

Finding the right product is an important step before going forward with your purchase. FR clothing can be a significant investment, especially if you’re looking to outfit an entire crew.

Inherent FR Clothing

Historically, workers have preferred inherent FR clothing because of the performance and long-lasting attributes of the fabrics.

Our inherent FR clothing is of the highest quality. We have made significant investments in the fabrics, design, and research & development of each and every product. Our fabrics have been developed in-house and tested for guaranteed and lasting protection. The internal structure of each fabric is non-flammable, making the flame-resistant trait a permanent solution. Our proprietary inherent FR fabrics, which include our MWG BLOCKER™, MWG RIPGUARD™, MWG COMFORT WEAVE™, MWG TRANSMISSION™, and more, feature properties that are naturally FR and can never be worn out or washed away.

Treated FR Clothing

Another solution for protection on the job is our line of treated FR clothing, COTTON COMFORT™.

Treated FR clothing is crafted by applying a flame-resistant finish to a fabric or by adding a treatment to the fibers of the fabric before they have been knit or woven. The treatment is bonded with the fibers, making it a challenge to remove the FR finish through normal washing and wear. Treated FR fabrics do not hold their flame-resistant properties permanently, but recent advancements have helped lengthen their lifespan and increase their overall performance. Our COTTON COMFORT™ is an option for anyone who loves the feel, flexibility, and weight of a classic cotton garment. In addition, our COTTON COMFORT™ products are a more affordable option compared to inherent FR products, due to the lower cost of the fabrics and shorter lifespan of the garment.

Our Guarantee

Whether you choose to go with an inherent FR garment or treated FR clothing, you can feel comfort in knowing that every piece has been designed and tested for guaranteed protection and durability. Our FR products are designed for performance and durability, no matter the fabric. We take great pride in each and every item, and want you to feel safe and comfortable in our clothing.