TECGEN71 Outer Shell
As an industry, we have been trained to think that you have to sacrifice thermal protective performance (TPP) in order to achieve maximum total heat loss (THL). Introducing a game changer for the fire industry, TECGEN71.
The additional thermal protection of TECGEN fiber allows us to pair it with the lightest thermal liners and moisture barriers available - ultimately yielding a reduction in the total weight of a composite system. Turnouts designed with TECGEN71 are typically 4 lbs. lighter than typical turnouts.
TECGEN71 features rip twill construction that puts the proven strength of 60/40 Kevlar®/Nomex® on the face of the fabric, while creating a super structure of the TECGEN® fiber inside. This combination provides a lightweight solution, weighing in at 6.5 oz/yd2.
WHAT IS TECGEN71?
A Fire-Dex exclusive outer shell designed to lessen heat stress by reducing weight and increasing flexibility. TECGEN71 features rip twill construction that puts the proven durability and dependability of DuPont™ Kevlar®/Nomex® on the face of the fabric and a super structure of the TECGEN fiber inside.
What is TECGEN Fiber?
TECGEN fiber is a high-density carbon shell surrounding a flexible core, which offers increased durability, flexibility and comfort over typical carbon-based fibers.
TURNOUTS WITH TECGEN71 VS. TRADITIONAL TURNOUTS:
- 20% LIGHTER
- 45% THINNER
- 70% MORE FLEXIBLE
- 50% HIGHER TOTAL HEAT LOSS
Without sacrificing Thermal Protective Performance
Certified to NFPA 1971.