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 businesses—Westex®, a leader in dual-hazard protective textiles, and Polartec®, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions—announce...
Cone Denim and Westex by Milliken Extend FR Denim Partnership: Continuing the tradition of innovation and heritage
26 Jun 2019
June 26, 2019, Greensboro, N.C. – Two industry powerhouses Cone Denim® and Westex by Milliken, the flame resistant (FR) textiles business of global manufacturer Milliken & Company, are pleased to announce they have extended their exclusive partnership to provide innovative flame resistant denim apparel fabrics for the industrial workwear market...
Milliken & Company to Acquire Polartec from Versa Capital Management
11 Jun 2019
Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, the Polartec brand carries a respected portfolio of fabric technologies for outdoor apparel, from performance-driven and consumer-focused textiles, to flame-resistant, workwear and military-grade fabrics. The addition of the Polartec brand—particularly its outdoor and fleece textiles—rounds out Milliken’s comprehensive portfolio, allowing the company to deliver unprecedented access...
Westex® by Milliken® expands line of performance FR fabrics, educates industry at ASSP 2019
10 Jun 2019
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Westex by Milliken, an industry-leading arc-rated (AR) flame-resistant (FR) textiles manufacturer, will present its line of protective textiles at ASSP Safety 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 9-12. As a Milliken & Company business, Westex by Milliken builds on the trusted fabric brand by incorporating its parent...
Milliken Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies 2016
08 Mar 2016
For the tenth year in a row, Milliken & Company has been recognized by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Milliken has long understood that ethical behavior is not just the right thing to do but is a key to sustainable growth, forming the foundation of...
Acquisition broadens ability to protect industrial workers, first responders and military personnel worldwide with expanded product portfolio and technical capabilities SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Today, Milliken & Company, a global innovation company, announced its acquisition of Springfield LLC, a manufacturer of technical, performance and flame resistant (FR) fabrics for the safety...
Westex by Milliken and Cone Denim Join to Provide Flame Resistant Denim Fabrics to the Workwear Industry
20 Jan 2015
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Westex by Milliken and Cone Denim announced an exclusive partnership to provide innovative flame resistant denim apparel fabrics. Both leaders within their respective industries, Cone Denim and Westex by Milliken will merge fashion with protective, reliable industrial workwear fabrics. “Cone Denim has a strong reputation of quality...
Westex has entered into agreement with The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry (NJATC) to create the Westex Personal Protective Equipment Academyprogram to train the next generation of union electrical workers. Over the next five years, Westex will donate $650,000 in cash, product and training support,...
Westex and the American Society of Safety Engineers Sign a 2-Year Extension
31 Mar 2014
Westex and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) have signed a 2-Year extension to the existing Gold Sponsorship Agreement for 2014-2015. Over the next two years, Westex will provide a financial contribution to ASSE along with product and educational support to the ASSE membership. Westex’s Gold Sponsorship of ASSE...
Westex TrueComfortTM is a new advancement in flame resistant knit fabrics. The new TrueComfortTM fabrics are lightweight, soft and breathable, and offer the same guarantee of flame resistance for the life of the garment as Westex’s proven UltraSoft®, UltraSoft AC® and Indura® brands. In addition, TrueComfortTM provides excellent arc flash protection...
Over the past two decades, there has been reasonable debate (and less reasonable marketing) on the duration and energy of flash fires. Westex’s Technical Director Scott Margolin explores the complexities of this hazard and the testing methods commonly used to evaluate FR clothing.
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New White Paper Explains the Terms "Inherent" and "Treated" and Why They Don't Matter
03 May 2013
Westex has published a new white paper designed to clarify the difference between “inherent” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics. The paper explains: The origins of these terms How they became part of the industry lexicon –– in spite of having no scientific basis Why these categories aren’t useful for evaluating...
Article: Predicting Comfort Of Flame Resistant Clothing
31 Jul 2012
Written by Westex International Technical Director Scott Margolin, this must-read article addresses the importance of fabric wear tests, and explores comfort factors such as breathability and weight.
Read the full article on the Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) site.
See How Our UltraSoft® Brand Fabric Stacks Up to the Competition
31 May 2011
Westex is the only company in the industry with the technology and expertise to consistently produce FR fabrics with the qualities that matter: Guaranteed flame resistance for the life of the garment Double-shrunk technology Superior softness That’s not a claim — it’s a fact. See for yourself by viewing the...