Known for being lightweight and durable, TECGEN51 fabric is an industry phenomena proving superior TPP, RPP and breathability can exist within one material.
Its flexible nature allows firefighters a greater range of motion and increased comfort.
Dual-certified to NFPA 1977 and 1951.
More about this product
TECGEN51 fabric is a flame-resistant, twill weave material built from a combination of high-density TECGEN fibers and para-aramids. Its unique blend is balanced to achieve optimal strength, thermal protection and breathability.
What is TECGEN Fiber?
TECGEN fiber is a high-density carbon shell surrounding a flexible core, which offers increased durability, flexibility and comfort over typical carbon-based fibers.
TECGEN51 fabric comes in 3 colors; black, tan and navy.
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HOW DOES TECGEN51 FABRIC DATA STACK UP?
|Radiant Protective Performance (RPP)||15+|
|Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)||15.6|
|Total Heat Loss (THL)||779 w/m2|
|Flame Resistance (After 100 Launderings)||< 0.5 inches|
|Heat and Thermal Shrinkage||1.0% x 2.1%|
|Tear Resistance||32 lbs|
|Cleaning Shrinkage||0.9% x 1.8%|
|Breaking Strength||221 lbs|
|Abrasion Resistance Test||110 lbs|
|Water Absorption Test||5.4%|
Total Heat Loss (THL): 779 w/m2
This rating is nearly twice that of the NFPA 1977 standard and significantly higher than the 650 w/m2 required by NFPA 1951.
Thermal Protective Performance (TPP): 15.6
The NFPA requirement is 10, thus allowing TECGEN51 fabric to be suitable for most anything but a structural fire.
Radiant Protective Performance (RPP): 15+
NFPA 1977 requires RPP to be 7 or greater on a scale of 0-15. TECGEN51 fabric is above the test’s ability to measure!
Tear Resistance: 32 lbs
With nearly 2x the strength of other fabrics in this category, TECGEN51 fabric can improve the longevity of our gear.
This light weight allows TECGEN51 fabric to battle heat stress and promote range of motion through more flexible garments.