538 - Microrip

Heat stress is taken more and more into account in risk analyses. During several missions, firemen complain about being too hot before the interventions. They remark that the sweat isn't efficiently evacuated not only during but also after fighting the flames. The breathability of a suit is therefore one of the main preoccupations of several firemen. 

To meet these demands we propose a suit with a high thermal protection of level 2 and a very low RET even when the suit is used in a very hot environment.  

We have developped a solution with a RET < 9 m².Pa/w that receives to this day very positive feedback. 

Complex composition

  1. Outer fabric: Nomex® Microrip Sioguard

    98% aramid - 2% AST - 230g/m2

    Our Nomex® Microrip Sioguard is an outer fabric that was designed to provide an optimal protection for firemen during their different missions. It is developped and produced in France according to a strict protocol and is also in conformity with the ÖEKO-TEX® standart 100 standard which confirms that the product doesn't contain any harmful substances that pose a threat to human health. 

    Its mechanical characteristics are 3 times better than the demands of the standard EN 469. The original weaving of the material offers an excellent breathability and a high abrasion resistance. The garment that is manufacterd with DuPont™ Nomex® has during its entire life an excellent light and wash fastness.  

    The Microrip Sioguard protects today several thousands of fireman throughout Europe. Its reliability doesn't need to be proved anymore and its breahtability offers an excellent comfort. Thanks to the Sioguard treatment against chemical substances it hasn't to be reimpregnated which simplifies the maintenace and reduces costs. 

    The Microrip Sioguard is available in different colours: navy, yellow, orange and red.

  2. Thermal barrier: quilted ISO’AIR® on techical 3D fabric

    98% aramide - 2% AST - 230g/m²

    The thermal barrier ISO’AIR® is the result of two years of research that delivered a light, flexible and breathable product.

    ISO’AIR® is a fire and heat resistant, nonwoven fabric manufactured with virgin Nomex® fibres. Its hydrophobic treatment and its excellent breathability make it into a major component of our complex. In addition the ISO'AIR® constitutes an incompressible space between the lining and the exterior of the jaket and protects the fireman from burns in all circumstances. Thanks to its air capsules it is superior to other felts.  

    To fit in with the other layers of your protection we have quilted it with our technical 3D fabric. The lining of a jacket is often considered to be the poor relation of the complex. We, on the other hand, think that it is every bit as important as the other layers. It is in direct contact with the skin and has to bear a lot of mechanical stress. The lining can't retain moisture and plays an important role in the protection of the jacket. That's why we created this technical 3D fabric which has a very airy structure thanks to a specific weaving technique. This technical lining is composed of 95% Nomex® to be fire resistant and of 5% Kevlar® to have a good mechanical resistance.