USES PYRAD® product technology by GORE-TEX LABS

    Arc rated PYRAD® garments by GORE-TEX LABS for electric utilities

    Class 2 Arc Protection Has Never Been Lighter


    Explore the high-level protective benefits of this technology application.


    Class 2, tested and proven in Box and Open-air arc flash

    Up to 50% lighter than other garments with class 2 arc protection, the garments allow the wearer to be agile even in narrow environments and encourage all day wear.

    Designed with single-ply thinner material, wearers feel thermally more comfortable as the fabric doesn't accumulate body temperature, even while being active.

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    Utility workers dealing with electricity face the daily risk of thermal hazards from electric arc flashes. The new class 2 arc rated PYRAD® technology by GORE-TEX LABS provides workers with confidence in their safety, even in the event of accidental electric arc flash exposures.

    The new technology consists of a single-ply laminate lighter than any other class 2 arc rated solution, ensuring the wearer feels thermally comfortable in dry, temperate and warm conditions, indoors and outdoors. The single-ply construction offers a less bulky yet robust and highly functional design, along with increased ease of motion, making it suitable for various work situations.

    How It Works

    Lightest-in-class: PYRAD® fabrics by GORE-TEX LABS are engineered to provide some of the lightest weight products in their class of protection. Upon arc exposure, the fabric reduces convective heat flow and stops flames or damage from an arc flash by forming a carbonaceous char with the fabric. Heat transfer is reduced, the physical integrity of the fabric is maintained effectively for reduced heat transfer to the skin.

    Ideal For

    Electrical utility workers seeking a lightweight, soft, multinorm compliant protective garment solution that provides all-day safeguarding against potential electric arc flash exposure, up to class 2, in dry, temperate and warm conditions, indoors and outdoors.


    Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc, IEC 61482-1-2 Box test Class 2 (7 kA); IEC 61482-1-1, arc rating ELIM ≥ 30 cal/cm² and ATPV ≥ 35 cal/cm².

    Clothing to protect against heat and flame, EN ISO 11612 – A1, A2, B1, C1, D1, E1, F1

    Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes, EN ISO 11611 class 1 – A1 + A2

    High Visibility Clothing, EN ISO 20471 HI-VIS yellow, HI-VIS orange

    Electrostatic dissipative protective clothing, EN 1149-3/-5

    Protective clothing against liquid chemicals, EN 13034 Type 6


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