While competitors work to ensure their products meet industry standards, our goal is to exceed those standards and go above the norm in providing a persistent thermal barrier with minimal heat conductivity. CarbonX products offer protection far beyond the industry's "No Melt, No Drip" requirements, which typically only require that protective fabrics not contribute to burns in a thermal exposure (as opposed to actually protecting the wearer from a thermal event).
LIMITING OXYGEN INDEX
The Limiting Oxygen Index measures the amount of oxygen required in the environment for a fabric to support combustion. Any material with a LOI less than 20.95 (the oxygen volume of air) will burn in air. The CarbonX blend of fibers has a LOI rating of 55, indicating it requires an oxygen level of nearly three times that of air to burn. When exposed to intense heat or flame, our patented fiber blend carbonizes and then expands, eliminating any oxygen content within the fabric.
A compelling demonstration of CarbonX's extraordinary performance is its strength retention after exposure to flame and increasing temperatures over time. After intense exposure to 250°C heat, the CarbonX fiber blend possesses 100 percent of its original strength. Turning up the heat to 500°C, our innovative fiber blend retains an astonishing 40 percent of its strength, even after 10 minutes of exposure.