TECGEN71

SUPERIOR FIBER
THINNEST, MOST FLEXIBLE COMPOSITE
LIGHTEST WEIGHT SYSTEM
HIGHEST THL
EXCLUSIVE OUTER SHELL

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Product Features

As an industry, we have been trained to think that you cannot have maximum thermal protective performance (TPP) and also have maximum total heat loss (THL). Introducing a game changer for the fire service, TECGEN71. 

TECGEN71 is an outer shell designed to lessen heat stress by reducing weight and increasing flexibility.

TECGEN71 features rip twill construction that puts the proven strength of 60/40 Kevlar®/Nomex® on the face of the fabric, while creating a super structure of the TECGEN® fiber inside.

TECGEN71 is the most lightweight, thin, and flexible fabric composites with the highest THL ever seen in the fire service… without sacrificing thermal protection or durability.

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TECGEN71 Composites vs. Typical Combinations:
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15% Lighter
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40% Thinner
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70% More Flexible
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48% Higher Total Heat Loss
Without sacrificing Thermal Protective Performance

Outer Shell

TECGEN 71

TECGEN71 features rip twill construction that puts the proven strength of 60/40 Kevlar®/Nomex® on the face of the fabric, while creating a super structure of the TECGEN® fiber inside.

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Thermal Liners

Glide Ice™ Nomex® Nano

Face Cloth: 60% NOMEX® filament yarn with 40% NOMEX®/LENZING FR® blend spun yarn, twill weave

Batting: 1 layer of NOMEX® NANO (0.6 oz/ yd2) plus 1 layer of NOMEX® non-woven spunlace (2.3 oz/ yd2)

Total Weight: 6.5 oz/ yd2

Glide Ice™ 2-Layer

Face Cloth : 60% NOMEX® filament yarn with 40% NOMEX®/LENZING FR® blend spun yarn, twill weave

Batting : 2 layers of NOMEX® E89™ spunlace (1 layer each of 2.3 and 1.5 oz/yd2)

Total Weight : 7.4 oz/yd2

Moisture Barriers

Stedair® 4000

Substrate : PBI®/NOMEX® blend non-woven spun lace

Film : Bi-component ePTFE membrane

Total Weight : 5.2 oz/yd2

Supplier Warranty : 4 years

Product Data

TPP and THL

From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, thermal protective performance (TPP) “measures how well a fabric protects the wearer against second-degree burns in a flash fire. The higher the TPP value, the more thermal protection the fabric provides relative to other fabrics.”

Total Heat Loss (THL) measures breathability, or the ability of the total composite system to allow heat and moisture to evaporate. Breathability is a key factor in reducing heat stress.

Most turnout gear options focus on TPP or reducing the weight as it is difficult to attain both measurements. TECGEN71 is different. The lighter weight total composite system allows more breathability and flexibility, yielding a 48% higher THL without sacrificing TPP or durability.

TPP (Before Wash) - 42.6

TPP (After Wash - 5) – 50.2

THL – 314.3

*TG71/Glide Ice Nano/SA4000 (UL Lab Testing)

TPP (Before Wash) - 47

TPP (After Wash - 5) – 54.8

THL – 282.4

*TG71/Glide Ice 2L/SA4000 (UL Lab Testing)

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