Keep your cool – with Trans-Textil’s high-temperature concept in line with EN 469/EN ISO 11612/HuPF requirements.

Trans-Textil is the one-stop shop for all the components that go into fire turnout gear and heat-exposure workwear:
outerfabric, liquid barrier, combined heat and liquid barrier and compatible seam sealing tape.

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EN 469/EN ISO 6112 / HuPF
Protective clothing for
fire-fighters &
heat-exposed work

Outstanding protection

Heat-protective textiles from Trans-Textil aim to provide reliable protection in demanding emergency situations. The multifunctional products are certified by independent testing institutes and satisfy the requirements of European standards EN 469, EN 11612, EN ISO 13688, the German HuPF specification for firefighting clothing, and other international specifications.

360° Low Heat Stress Concept

Besides protecting against external dangers such as heat and flames, wind and rain, liquid chemicals and toxic particles, Trans-Textil focuses first and foremost on preventing the build-up of heat within protective clothing. Heat stress is one of the biggest risk factors in all emergency situations and the number one cause of accidents.

With its targeted combination of state-of-the-art textile technologies, Trans-Textil is determined to eradicate heat stress once and for all. Its systematic approach to weight reduction, intelligent moisture management and maximum breath­ability all lead to improved thermophysiological comfort, which keeps physical strain to a minimum.

During average physical exertion, a person sweats about 200 – 700 millilitres per day over an area of skin measuring around two square metres. In an emergency situation, firefighters sweat up to two litres of water in just 30 minutes! The sweat produced by the skin cannot escape from the body quickly enough if it is restricted by heavy clothing that isn’t very breath­able – this impedes the body’s natural cooling mechanism, which leads to a build-up of heat. Exposing the body to this kind of situation for a longer period of time places the cardiovascular system under extreme strain. Not to mention the fact that most injuries incurred by firefighters stem from accidents involving slips, trips or falls. The risk of these types of accidents happening also increases when the body is put under too much heat stress as the muscles then tire more quickly and concentration becomes hampered.

Aside from physical fitness, optimal clothing concepts and innovative materials are instrumental in reducing heat stress. They unite protective functions with comfort, moisture management and temperature control.

 Topaz FX – Fighting Heat Stress

The patented „low heat stress“ technology Topaz FX from Trans-Textil makes flame resistant high performance textiles even lighter and more breathable. Topaz FX thus reduces the risk of heat stress and enables increased physiological performance in use.

The permanent 3D structure of Topaz FX®, as an active moisturedynamic grid, ensures optimized moisture management, the rapid transport of sweat away from the body and fast drying.

The Topaz FX technology is available as 2- and 3-layer  laminate with waterproof, breathable high-performance membrane systems from Trans-Textil, as well as lining fabric, base layer and protective hoods offering up to 60% less weight. All components are certified accoding to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.

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Topaz 251 high-tech PU membranes

Our track-tested Topaz 251 high-tech PU membrane system is used for all types of liquid barriers.

This high-temperature-resistant polyurethane has a high softening range in the area of 230°C (according to the scorch test) and is hydrophilic, highly breathable, highly elastic, non-blocking and offers an impermeability value of 200 cm (HuPF) after dry cleaning and oven testing.

Topaz 251 is wash fast up to 95°C, suitable for steam sterilisation up to 134°C and highly suited for seam sealing and patch application.

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Topaz ePTFE-Duo

The Topaz ePTFE Duo membrane combines the properties of a highly breathable, microporous ePTFE membrane with the impermeability of a continuous, heat-resistant protective polymer layer.

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Topaz DOTS® spacer systems

Trans-Textil’s cutting-edge coating technologies present further options for the fabrication of heat-protective clothing. The high-temperature resistant Topaz DOTS® spacers, for example, create a further insulating layer of air in the garment system, thus saving the weight of a heavier lining.

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3D textiles and liners

Nothing is lighter or insulates better than air. Trans-Textil has developed textile 3D spacer systems for extremely lightweight protective clothing. Thanks to the additional cushion of air, the systems avoid unnecessary extra weight and achieve optimum thermal insulation values. Taking the form of a three-dimensional non-woven spacer layer, they are used instead of heavy lining materials and make the garment system up to 15% lighter. Processed as laminate or using Trans-Textil’s quilted lining technology, these lightweights meet all the requirements of European standards and directives.

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Quilted linings

Our laminate systems made up of a liner quilted to an additional insulating layer provide optimum heat protection in line with EN 469 requirements.

Trans-Textil provides many other solutions in the field of flame retardance and heat protection.

New transfer-printing technology

Trans-Textil GmbH has developed a new generation of printed laminates that combine the characteristics of multifunctional flame-retardant wovens with transfer printing technology.
Along with offering optimum protection against numerous hazards, the textiles enable a wide variety of colouration and design possibilities. As test results show, transfer printing does not affect the protective characteristics, surface feel, breathability, thermophysiological comfort and wearability of the new laminate types in any way.

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