- Introduced in 2011
- Guaranteed flame resistance for the life of the garment
- Soft feel for enhanced comfort
- Pima cotton softness
- Enhanced protection from electric arc and flash fire exposures
- Multi purpose protection from electric arc flash, flash fire, molten ferrous metal and welding exposures
- 75%+ extended garment wear life
- Double-shrunk technology
- Excellent value equation
UltraSoft AC® is the next evolution of the UltraSoft® family of fabrics. UltraSoft AC® is a line of flame resistant 88% pima cotton/12% high tenacity nylon fabrics that is guaranteed flame resistant for the life of the garment in either high temperature industrial or home washing procedures. With the finest long-staple pima cotton and advanced softening technology, UltraSoft AC® will prove to be the most comfortable flame resistant fabric on the market. When your biggest obstacle is comfort, UltraSoft AC® is the innovation to meet your employees’ needs.
There are many “unseen” details that go into the production of durable flame resistant cotton and cotton blend fabrics. This starts with the production of the base material, dyeing, preparation, FR engineering process, internal laboratory testing, external laboratory testing and technical support all the way to the proven performance of the FR fabric in the market. They have spent decades perfecting the highly technical, proprietary flame resistant fabric technology to produce our trusted fabrics which are market proven, world-leading brands. This high level of performance is achieved by the Westex proprietary production process, which combines advanced custom engineered machinery with sophisticated computer equipment to conduct the “ammonia cure” system.
In the Westex engineering process, a high quality phosphonium salt precondensate flame retardant chemical is applied and polymerized with gaseous ammonia forming a long-chain flame retardant polymer impregnated into the core of each cotton fiber. This flame retardant polymer acts as a catalyst promoting the charring of the fabric. This accelerated charring prohibits the support of combustion by reducing the fuel source.
Care and Maintenance
UltraSoft®, UltraSoft AC™ and Indura® brand fabrics have been designed to withstand the most rigorous industrial laundering conditions anticipated for proper cleaning of work clothing. Westex guarantees the flame resistance of UltraSoft®, UltraSoft AC™ and Indura® fabrics for the useful life of such garments when proper care procedures are employed. It’s important to recognize that the thermal protective properties of any flame resistant fabric can be compromised by the presence of contaminants in the fabric from which the garment is made.
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