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Westex and Teijin Aramid partner to revolutionize aramid FR fabric market

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Brightest minds in global FR fabric technology produce novel comfort in protective fabric launching at OSEA 2018

Westex™ by Milliken™, a leading U.S. flame resistant (FR) textiles brand and Teijin Aramid, a global aramid fiber producer has announced a joint technology and commercial partnership for Southeast Asia and Australasia.

According to Mr Steve Layton, vice president of sales and marketing for Westex by Milliken, “For Milliken, a collaboration with Teijin Aramid is a meeting of minds. Our reliance on research and development, paired with more than 60 years of manufacturing and supplying expert FR solutions, is bolstered by Teijin’s world-class technological capabilities and standing as a trusted global leader in inherent FR aramid fibers. Within a short time, this partnership has produced technologically advanced FR fabric for our customers facing jobsite hazards such as flash fires, and this is only the beginning.”

Mr Bernd Steinmann, Teijin Aramid’s global business manager protective apparel says, “Teijin Aramid is delighted to team-up with Milliken. We look forward to jointly exploring opportunities to better serve customers, combining our technical brains as well as commercial power. The vast experience and know-how of Teijin Aramid, combined with the expertise of Westex by Milliken makes for a powerful and winning combination.”

Westex by Milliken and Teijin Aramid proudly as a result of the partnership present Westex™ Synergy™ Pro, a cutting-edge aramid FR fabric. Compliant to NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E, and certified to EN ISO 11611 and EN ISO 11612 for oil and gas industry flash fire hazards, Westex Synergy Pro offers the highest comfort level in a reputable protective aramid fabric for daily wear FR apparel. Exclusive to the Southeast Asia and Australasian markets, Westex Synergy Pro is available for purchase beginning November 27, 2018.

Powered by Teijinconex® meta-aramid staple fibers, Westex Synergy Pro builds on Westex by Milliken’s award-winning FR expertise to create a performance-driven aramid fabric with guaranteed FR protection. Westex Synergy Pro features superior softness and six times better moisture-wicking capabilities compared to other leading aramid FR fabrics. Available in a variety of colors and in both 160 g/m2 and 200 g/m2 weights, Westex Synergy Pro makes FR daily wear uniforms a simple and attractive safety solution for the Asia Pacific oil and gas industry.

Mr Layton adds, “This Westex by Milliken and Teijin Aramid partnership ushers in a new era of possibilities for FR apparel for Southeast Asia and Australasia, for which we are honored to lead the charge.”

Mr Erik Delnoij, vice president of sales and marketing for Teijin Aramid underlines, “We see this partnership with Milliken in Asia Pacific as an important stepping stone for future growth together.”