GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology Durable flame retardant protection

Many professionals from military personnel, to oil and gas workers, face the risk of flash fires. GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology is built with a laminate that forms a stable char when exposed to heat and flame and protects the wearer. 

Laminate forms stable char to protect the wearer when exposed to flame. The physical integrity of the laminate and seam is maintained after heat and flame exposure, even when flexed, which offers additional wearer protection.

GORE® PYRAD® fabrics come in several brilliant and low-fading colours to give the wearer crucial visibility even in diminished light. Fabrics with camouflage patterns keep their colour stability for long and are very durable, due to high tear and abrasion resistance.

Ideal for

  • Electric Utility
  • Military

In combination with:

GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology is combined with GORE-TEX® or GORE® WINDSTOPPER® fabrics or is used in combat uniforms without a membrane. 

Standard compliant

  • EN 343 (class 3.3) - Protective clothing - Protection against rain
  • EN 11612 A1, B1, C1, D1, E1, F19 (Protective clothing - Clothing to protect against heat and flame)
  • EN 1149/5/3 -Protective clothing - Electrostatic properties
  • EN 471 (fluorescent orange/yellow)
  • EN 13034 Type 6
  • Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 / Material requirements EN 11612 D1, E1, F1 and EN 11611 Clauses 6.8, 6.9, 6.10 when tested with suitable lining
  • GORE-TEX® PYRAD® garments

  • GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology for GORE-TEX® Rain Suits

    The new GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology combines lightweight weather protection with heat and flame protection properties.

  • Flash Fire Protection for combat uniform

    Flame retardant GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology protects the soldier from flash fire in combat situations. 

  • GORE-TEX® PYRAD® Garments, Special Forces Heat and Fire Risk

Arc-rated GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology Effective protection from arc flash

GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology blocks convective heat flow during arc exposure and stops flame propagation by forming a carbonaceous char with the textile. Hence, it reduces the heat transfer to skin. Arc rated GORE-TEX® PYRAD® Heat & Flame Garments are certified according to European Standard EN 61482-1-2 class 2.

Electrical utility workers are always at risk of an arc incident. That is why Gore developed especially effective GORE® PYRAD® fabrics. They are not only flame-retardant, but can also limit the effect of arc flash. The protective gear needs to be water-resistant, light and breathable, to ensure that workers are comfortable wearing it even on warm days. So arc-rated GORE® PYRAD® products are extremely lightweight, whether wet or dry. 

GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology blocks convective heat flow during arc exposure. The flame retardant material stops flame propagation by forming a carbonaceous char with the textile. 

In combination with

GORE-TEX® Garments

Ideal for

  • Electric Utility

Standard compliant

Arc-ated GORE-TEX® PYRAD® garments comply with the following standards:

  • Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc
    • EN 61482-1-2, Class 2 (7kA)
    • EN 61482-1-1, 49,1 cal/cm² corresponding to Hazard Risk Category 4 according to NFPA 70E
  • 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 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