Performance fabrics for firefighter PPE.(Product guide)

With fabric technology seemingly dominated by major multinational companies, the contribution made by UK fabric supplier A W Hainsworth & Sons Ltd deserves to be placed in context.

A spokesperson said that the company's long-term commitment to investment in leading edge fabric design and manufacture has been rewarded by the pre-eminent market position it now holds with its Titan product.

In 2000 Hainsworth was successful in securing a DTI innovation grant to develop the Titan fabric which has at its heart the fibre layering and interlocking technology which are the keys to its superior performance. The product, in which Bristol Uniforms joined forces with Hainsworth as its lead partner, was launched commercially in 2002 and was given international recognition by winning the Dupont innovation Award the same year. …

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