2016 in Review

16 Dec


2016: Asked and Answered

No matter how you slice it, 2016 was one for the books. Here at Bulwark, we dedicated the year to providing you with new FR knowledge every month of 2016. Through blog posts, webinars, infographics and whitepapers, we answered your most burning FR questions. Click through the topics below to see our original content.


What’s the difference between AR and FR?

According to Bulwark’s FR Safety Expert, Derek Sang, the most basic and important thing to know when it comes to AR and FR is that all arc-rated clothing is inherently flame resistant, but not all flame resistant clothing is arc-rated.  Read the full blog post to understand why.




Can I use insect repellent on my FR?

DEET is the active ingredient in many insect repellents, including liquids, lotions, sprays and wristbands, and it is highly flammable. So, for FR wearers, it’s better to play it safe: Don’t use DEET on your FR apparel. Check out the blog post for more info.




What’s the deal with Hi-Vis FR?

In 2015, ANSI/ISEA 107 underwent an extensive overhaul. The new version merges ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 and ANSI/ISEA 207-2011 into a single document that considers all occupations faced with low-visibility hazards, including public safety workers. Download the whitepaper to learn how the changes to ANSI/ISEA 107 affect your safety program.




What about combustible dust (CD)?

NFPA® 652 is the new standard regarding combustible dust (CD), and it’s the first to provide a complete set of safety requirements across all industries. To make sure you’re covered, read our CD whitepaper.




How do I detect counterfeit FR?

Fraudulent FR garments can usually be identified by their violation of labeling standards. To safeguard yourself and your crew, read up on the labeling requirements laid out by the NFPA® and ASTM.




The iQ Endurance collection

We also introduced you to the strongest, most durable spin on comfort ever: the iQ Endurance Collection. This new breed of ultra-rugged performance wear stands up to the demands of extreme wear and industrial wash—all while allowing you to feel lighter, be cooler and stay drier throughout the workday.




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