Available in Classic (shown above) or Ultimate Style
If exposed to extreme heat or flame fabric glows but won’t burn. It retains a certain tenacity at temperatures exceeding 2300ºF for over 90 seconds.
Absolutely melt-proof and doesn’t become stiff. It remains soft to the touch after being exposed to fire.
Excellent Stretch & Recovery Properties
1 x 1 Rib Knit construction. Knit to allow 200% stretch for maximum stretch and recovery.
The space between the clothing and the body reduces and protects against burns. Carbon Shield is almost totally non-shrinkable when exposed to flame and heat for short periods of time.
Forms No Openings
If an opening should be formed, fire comes into direct contact with the body and increases the possibility for burns. Because Carbon Shield doesn’t melt or stiffen and is non-shrinkable, it develops no openings.
Deposits No Tar
When clothing melts or stiffens and decomposes in a fire, it deposits a by-product tar in the form of a liquid, which has a similar effect as melting in increasing the risk of burns. Carbon Shield deposits no tar.
Non-Heat Conductivity – (Disburses Heat)
In order to ensure the time to escape from fire, clothing must possess the property of delaying the transmission of heat. PGI’s Carbon Shield has a low heat conductivity on the same level as wool.
Lightweight Yet Excellent TPP
Weighs only 6.5 oz./sq. yd. which is over 20% lighter than most NFPA compliant hoods, yet still has excellent Thermal Protection Performance (TPP) rating of 28.
Highest Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) of all Flame Resistant Fabrics
Flame resistance is commonly measured by LOI, the amount of oxygen needed in the atmosphere to support combustion. Carbon Shield fabric has the highest LOI of all flame resistant fabrics allowing it to be labeled as 100% Non-flammable.
Excellent resistance to organic solvents, weak alkalis and weak acids. Provides good resistance against strong alkalis and strong acids for short-term exposures.
Fabric has an excellent moisture regain (approx. 8%). Because fabric wicks moisture away from the skin to the outer shell, it enables the moisture to evaporate at a rapid rate. The aspect of wicking moisture off the body will not only offer a more comfortable garment but improve the protection in an intense fire or high intensity heat situation.
Excellent Shape Retention
Unlike some hood fabrics which don’t hold their shape after laundering, Carbon Shield has extremely low shrinkage after laundering and looks virtually unchanged after repeated washings and dryings. Also, the protective qualities of the knit after laundering showed no change in flame resistance or thermal protection.
Odor Absorbing Qualities
Has ability to absorb and neutralize unpleasant odors, a considerable advantage when opportunities for washing are limited.
Infrared Rays Non-Reflective
Excellent for police/swat teams as well as military applications.
Natural Black Color Hides Soil
Resistant to Ultra Violet Rays
Will not fade or weaken when exposed to UV rays.
Meets NFPA Requirements
UL Classified to meet the hood requirements of NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensemble for Structural Firefighting, 2000 Edition.
Meets CAL-OSHA Requirements
Passes Fed. Test 191, Method 5903.2; CAL-OSHA Sections 3406(d).
Complies with OSHA Rule 29 CFR Part 1910, 269
Ultimate Style Classic Style