Explore the high-level protective benefits of this technology
The flame retardant fabric stops flame propagation by forming a carbonaceous char with the textile, reducing the heat transfer to skin.
GORE-TEX PYRAD® product technology offers lighter weight solutions compared to traditional flame retardant fabrics.
When combined with additional arc rated product technology, the wearer is protected with the best-in-class arc rating class 2.
GORE-TEX PYRAD® product technology is durably waterproof, windproof and breathable - so work can continue, even in the rain.
Garments designed with GORE-TEX PYRAD® product technology provide heat, flame and flash-fire protection for defence personnel and industrial workers. The antistatic fabric also helps to protect against arc flash incidents. This versatile technology offers the durable waterproofness, windproofness and breathability you would expect of GORE-TEX products and provides some of the lightest weight, less bulky garments on the market.
After extensive testing, development and research in our state-of-the-art lab, we have developed a wearer-approved portfolio of GORE-TEX PYRAD® fabrics that go beyond existing standards of protection. They've been designed with those who rely on them in mind: adapting to their needs and with their safety as the highest priority.
One of the biggest safety concerns is that professionals exposed to hazardous situations at work might not wear their protective garments regularly because some traditional fabrics are uncomfortable and bulky.
To address this, we have built on our years of expertise in comfort science to develop GORE-TEX PYRAD® products that are so breathable, lightweight and flexible, that they feel good to wear. The fabrics also pick up less water and dry out faster than alternative flame retardant fabrics.
High visibility workwear is crucial for on-the-job safety. GORE-TEX PYRAD® fabrics come in several hi-vis and low-fading colours as well as long-lasting fabrics in camouflage patterns for defence personnel.
For personnel who may be exposed to flash-fire incidents
Lightweight protection against arc flash and heat and flame risks for electrical ulitity workers
Heat, flame and flash-fire protection for riot police
Lightweight heat and flame protection for technical rescue teams
GORE-TEX PYRAD® garments
EN 343 (class 4.4)
EN ISO 11611 class 1 A1
EN ISO 11612 A1, B1, C1, D1, E1, F1
EN ISO 20471 (fluorescent orange/yellow)
EN 13034 Type 6
EN ISO 14116 Index 3
Material requirements EN ISO 11612 clauses 7.2 - 7.6 and EN ISO 11611 clauses 6.8 – 6.10 tested with 120 g/m2 aramide/viscose (50:50) lining
Oeko-Tex® Standard 100
Rain Tower Test, EN 14360
Arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® garments
Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc, IEC 61482-1-2:2014 class 2 (7 kA), IEC 61482-1-1:2019 arc rating ELIM 42 cal/cm2 (ATPV 53 cal/cm2) tested with 120 g/m2 aramide/viscose (50:50) lining
Clothing to protect against heat and flame, EN ISO 11612 A1, A2, B2, C1, D2, E1, F1 clauses 7.2 – 7.6 (code letters B, C, D, E, F) tested with 120 g/m2 aramide/viscose (50:50) lining
Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes, EN ISO 11611 class 2 A1+A2 clauses 6.8 – 6.10 tested with 120 g/m2 aramide/viscose (50:50) lining
High Visibility Clothing, EN ISO 20471 HI-VIS yellow, HI-VIS orange, HI-VIS red
Protection against rain, EN 343 class 3/3
Electrostatic properties, EN 1149-3/-5
Protective clothing against liquid chemicals, EN 13034 Type 6
Rain Tower Test, EN 14360
DIN EN 16689, Protective clothing for firefighters - Performance requirements for protective clothing for technical rescue
ISO 18639 - 3 PPE ensembles for firefighters undertaking specific rescue activities Electrostatic properties, EN 1149-3/-5
Clothing to protect against heat and flame, EN ISO 11612 A1, A2, B1, C1, D1, E1, F1 clauses 7.2 – 7.6 (code letters B, C, D, E, F) tested with 120 g/m² aramide/viscose (50:50) lining
Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes, EN ISO 11611 class 2 - A1 clauses 6.8 – 6.10 tested with 120 g/m² aramide/viscose (50:50) lining
Protective clothing against Liquid Chemicals, EN 13034 Type 6 Protection against Rain, EN 343 class 3/3 Rain Tower Test, EN 14360
Rain Tower Test, EN 14360 Thermal Manikin ISO 13506 Convective Heat EN 367 / ISO 9151
Rain Tower Test, EN 14360 Clothing to protect against heat and flame, EN ISO 11612