Applications

Aquatex fabrics are designed to be functional and provide high levels of performance, comfort and protection for our target sectors which include:

Police, Utilities and Emergency Services

Military

Industrial Workwear and PPE

Outdoor Sports and Leisurewear

POLICE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

This category includes police, security and law enforcement agencies, paramedics, ambulance and air ambulance crews, coastguards, automobile rescue services and mountain rescue teams.

Key requirements

Waterproof and highly breathable rain wear

Windproof

High-Visibility outerwear that meets the standards

Accurate and consistent colour matching

Cold weather performance and durability

 

Technical requirements

White membrane in Hi-Vis

Hydrophilic or Microporous PU membrane

Blood borne pathogen barrier for medical applications

 

Key Specifications

EN343 Class 3 (waterproofness and Ret breathability)

EN471 standard for High Visibility clothing

INDUSTRIAL WORKWEAR AND PPE

 

This category includes workwear and protective clothing for rail company workers, post office workers, energy companies, the prison service, highway and motorway maintenance workers, waste management, council and municipal employees, construction, manufacturing, oil and chemical company workers

 

Key requirements

Waterproof and breathable

Cold weather performance

Durability

Oil / petroleum protection

Chemical protection

Heat and flame resistance

 

Membrane

Will depend on what level of protection is required

Weather protection – Hydrophilic or Microporous PU membrane

Flame or chemical protection - Hydrophilic FR or PTFE FR membrane

 

Key Specifications

EN343 class 3 (waterproofness and Ret breathability)

EN 471/ ANSI 107 (white membrane for Hi Vis)

MILITARY

Fabrics used in the military sector are required to perform and provide comfort and protection in hostile environments

Key requirements include

Waterproof and breathable

Resistance to prolonged exposure to extreme low temperature

Infra-red protection

Light weight and very durable

Camouflage prints and colours that match strict specifications

 

Membrane

PTFE bicomponent membrane

Microporous PU membrane

High breathe Hydrophilic membrane

 

Key Specifications

ISO 811 (waterproofness)

ISO 11092 (Ret)or ASTM E96 B

 

OUTDOOR SPORTS AND LEISUREWEAR

Whilst Aquatex fabrics have been targeted primarily at workwear, military, and corporate applications, our laminates are also very suitable for use in technical outdoor sports apparel where they provide a very high level of performance. Typical applications would include jackets and trousers for hiking, expeditions, skiing, mountaineering, cycling, running, golf, fishing and equestrian. Other applications might include sleeping bags, tents and shelters.   

Key requirements

Waterproof and breathable rain wear

Windproof

Lightweight and comfort

Technical performance

Cold weather performance and durability

 

Technical requirements

Hydrophilic or Microporous PU membrane

Washable

Rigid or one or two-way stretch

Fashion/trends influence on fabrics and colours

 

Key Specifications

EN343 Class 3 (waterproofness and Ret breathability)

EN471 standard for High Visibility clothing

Our address:

Aquatex Fabrics

Prima House, Ashton Road

Golborne, Warrington

WA3 3UL


Tel:  +44 (0) 1942 290143

Fax: +44 (0) 1942 290144

 

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