PROTAL® ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Protal® is a patent protected blend developed by Waxman Fibres to create a range of FR solutions containing Protex® fibre

PROTAL® IS A PATENT PROTECTED BLEND DEVELOPED BY WAXMAN FIBRES TO CREATE A RANGE OF FR SOLUTIONS CONTAINING PROTEX® FIBRE

  • Protal® fabrics are only available through the Protal® Partnership. All Protal® fabrics are strong, durable & Inherently FR. Easily dyed to offer a wide range of shades, including Hi-Vis, with excellent colour fastness & batch-to-batch continuity.
  • Protal® 1 is the standard industrial blend for general woven and knitted FR workwear.
  • Protal® 3 provides enhanced protection at lighter weights for welding applications and general metal splash.
  • Protal® 5 provides a globally compliant, strong but lightweight solution.

WHAT IS PROTEX?

  • Protex® is a high performance modified acrylic fibre produced by the Kaneka Corporation of Japan.
  • Protex® does not melt or drip and is Inherently FR meaning that these properties will never wash/wear out for the life of the garment, even when industrially laundered – no re-treatment is required.
  • Protex® can be easily blended with performance enhancing specialist fibres without affecting the inherent FR properties.
  • A wide range of knitted, woven and non-woven products can be produced to suit all end user requirements.
  • Produces comfortable, natural feel products with easy care characteristics o Cationic dyeable and Oekotex Standard 100, Class 1 rated.

WHO ARE KANEKA?

Waxman Fibres are Kaneka’s only authorised distributor of Protex® fibres in Europe.

  • A multi-national chemical group
  • The worlds largest modified acrylic fibre producer with a production capacity of 72,000 t/year
  • Net Sales of $ 5.7 billion (2019) and Employs over 10,000 people

WHY USE PROTEX FIBRE?

What makes Protex® different from other Modacrylics?

  • Incredible FR performance which improves with the correct blending with cellulosic fibres.
  • Established branding and technical support from Kaneka.
  • Consistent dyeing performance.
  • Consistent FR performance.
  • Produced every month by Kaneka.

THE LOI CHART

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  • Incredible FR performance which improves with the correct blending with cellulosic fibres.
  • Established branding and technical support from Kaneka.
  • Consistent dyeing performance.
  • Consistent FR performance.
  • Produced every month by Kaneka.

THE PROTAL PARTNERSHIP

The Protal® Partnership ensures that the correct fibres & production methods are used to meet the required PPE standards.

  • Fully audited and vetted European supply chain
  • Limited number of technical spinners ensures quality of product up the supply chain
  • All official Protal® garments are labelled – look for the label!
  • All Protal® garments can be traced back to the batch of Protex® fibre produced by Kaneka
  • Only our selected partners can use the Protal® brand. These companies are listed on the Protal® website www.protal.co.uk.
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BENEFITS OF PROTAL FABRICS

  • Permanently & Inherently FR - does not wash out & no chemical treatments next to the skin.
  • Blends easily with natural and specialist fibres.
  • Can be industrially laundered without loss of shape, colour or mechanical properties.
  • Excellent dyeability and colour continuity.
  • Outstanding comfort & excellent moisture management. Quick drying & easy-iron.
  • Solutions available for global performance requirements: EN 11612, EN 11611, EN 61482-1-2 - Box test, EN 61482-1-1 - Open arc test, NFPA 2112, NFPA 70E, NFPA 1975, EN 1149-5, EN 13034, EN 20471, EN 343, ISO 15797.

WHY USE PROTAL?

What makes Protal® different from other modacrylics?

  • Patent Protected and available only through the quality assured Protal® Partnership.
  • Consistent fibre quality assured from batch to batch.
  • Full traceability throughout the supply chain.
  • Oekotex Class 1 compliant Protex® PQ fibre – only available through E.U. spinners.
  • Full accountability should there ever be a problem within the Quality Assured supply partnership.
  • Technical support from Waxman and Kaneka.
  • Continuous R&D from Waxman to develop and test new innovative products o Sales and marketing back up in the field.
  • End user engagement.

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