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Westex Heads to NSC Safety Congress

Westex Heads to NSC Safety Congress

  This fall, the Westex: A Milliken Brand team is excited to return to the annual NSC Safety Congress and Expo, hosted this year in Orlando, FL, October 11-13. The event a key safety industry convening for more than 100 years brings together professionals to focus on industry-leading safety technology, education and networking […]

Mark Your Calendar for ASSP Safety 2021!

Mark Your Calendar for ASSP Safety 2021!

  As we all adjust to a new normal in the era of COVID-19, safety is more essential than ever. This month, the Westex team will travel to Austin, TX, to participate in ASSP Safety 2021a major professional conference bringing together the safety industry.

Is My Employer Responsible for Providing Electrical PPE?

Is My Employer Responsible for Providing Electrical PPE?

  NFPA® 70E provides a system of checks and balances to account for electrical hazard safety on your job site. The hierarchy of risk controls provides safety managers and employers a host of administrative and engineering tools to help prevent arc flash incidents and mitigate injuries should an incident occur. Because the onus falls to […]

Navigating PPE Needs Amid a Pandemic

Navigating PPE Needs Amid a Pandemic

  If youve been involved in the oil & gas, electrical, or industrial manufacturing industries, chances are youre familiar with personal protective equipmentPPE for short. PPE plays a critical role in protecting workers who face any number of job site hazards, from combustible dust, flash fire and arc flash incidents to electrical shock and fall […]

Five NFPA 70E Updates to Note for Your PPE Program

Five NFPA 70E Updates to Note for Your PPE Program

  Setting the tone for the latest edition, the 2021 NFPA® 70E® Standard cover prominently features the hierarchy of risk controls, first introduced in the 2018 edition. Recommitting and reemphasizing the importance of the hierarchy of risk controls, the coverand the standard as a wholedraws attention to this tool, which helps the electrical industry identify […]

Just What Do AR and FR Mean When it Comes to Protective Fabric?

Just What Do AR and FR Mean When it Comes to Protective Fabric?

Understanding AR & FR in Protective Fabrics

  Back when the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®) first introduced the term arc-rated (AR) in its 2012 edition of NFPA 70E®, there was confusion about how exactly it applied in the world of protective garments. Even today, questions still linger about the term and how it relates to its counterpart, flame-resistant (FR)what is the […]

Striving for a Higher Manufacturing Standard

Striving for a Higher Manufacturing Standard

Our Commitment

    For more than 70 years, we have made leading innovative flame-resistant (FR), arc-rated (AR) fabrics that serve a variety of industrial and technical industries. We engineer our fabrics from the inside out to guarantee their flame-resistant properties for the life of the garmentwhere many competing fabrics cannot make the same claim. By now, […]

FR/AR Garments: The Zone Defense of Thermal Hazard Protection Programs

FR/AR Garments: The Zone Defense of Thermal Hazard Protection Programs

FR/AR Garments: Zone Defense

  Are you a March Madness fan? Chances are, youve never contemplated the similarities between zone defense of your favorite basketball team and the defense that flame-resistant (FR)/arc-rated (AR) PPE plays in mitigating thermal hazard risks in workplace settings. In either case, solid zone defense and FR/AR PPE do more than just one job.

Introducing the Westex App

Introducing the Westex App

Westex Launches Mobile App to Streamline FR/AR Product Selection Process The first-to-market tool matches products to global safety standards SPARTANBURG, SC (Feb. 9, 2021)Westex: A Milliken Brand, announced today the launch of a new product selection app, the Westex App, developed to provide users a way to custom build a FR/AR uniform based on their […]

Introducing the Polartec® FR Collection

Introducing the Polartec® FR Collection

Westex and Polartec Debut Polartec Flame Resistant Collection Two category leaders collaborate to produce flame resistant/arc-rated knits certified for the job with overtime comfort. SPARTANBURG, S.C. Two Milliken & Company textile businessesWestex®, a leader in dual-hazard protective textiles, and Polartec®, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutionsannounce a new collection of flame-resistant […]