A Growing Concern
Cancer is a growing concern in our industry as more and more firefighters are diagnosed with this disease than ever before. A recent multi-year study by the CDC on cancer among U.S. firefighters (1) showed higher rates of certain types of cancer than among the general U.S. population. The study also provides evidence that these higher rates are directly related to occupational exposure.
INNOTEX GRAY™ is designed to address this very issue. This line of protective interfaces is made to mitigate the risks of carcinogenic particulate contamination while maintaining air permeability. Developed to meet the requirements of NFPA 1971, 2018 edition, the particulate blocking layer blocks carcinogenic particulates 0.1 µm to 1.0 µm that are found in the combustion of structural fires by greater than 99% even after 100 washes. Yet, that same layer also allows for air permeation, which is essential to reduce the risk of increased core temperature.
(1) CDC Study of Cancer among U.S. Fire Fighters 2016
Occupational exposure to carcinogens
INNOTEX GRAY™ is a series of protective interfaces that addresses the growing industry concern of increased cancer cases in firefighters. By using a particulate blocking layer, we can effectively mitigate the risks of carcinogenic particulate contamination while maintaining air permeability.
INNOTEX GRAY™ aims to protect multiple vulnerable areas, including the head, neck, wrists, body and legs, while maintaining comfort and mobility.
Wherever you see INNOTEX GRAY™, you’re equipped with a particulate blocking layer.
INNOTEX GRAY™ Hood 25
Uses an outer layer of Gray 20%/80% Nomex/Lenzing.
The INNOTEX GRAY™ Hood 25 has a THL of 427 and a TPP of 22.6.
INNOTEX GRAY™ Hood 25 with PBI
Uses an outer layer of Gold 20%/80% PBI/Lenzing.
NFPA 1971 2018 Edition
The NFPA 1971: 2018 Edition THL requirement is a minimum of 325.
The NFPA 1971: 2018 Edition TPP requirement is a minimum of 20.
Shields vulnerable area between helmet & coat using an air permeable, carcinogenic particulate blocking layer. Smooth, cooling inner FR viscose multi-filament liner.
Full drape coverage around the shoulders and 100% protection coverage throughout the hoods. Flatlock stitch for maximum comfort with heavy 1/2” elastic that prevents stretching out when worn around the neck.
Particulate Blocking Layer
INNOTEX GRAY™ Hoods use a proprietary version of Stedair® PREVENT, which blocks carcinogenic particulates 0.1 µm to 1.0 µm (microns) by greater than 99% (NFPA 1971: 2018 Edition requirement is a minimum of 90%).
Tested for 100 washes.
The INNOTEX GRAY™ Hoods are air permeable, which means air can pass through them. Body heat can dissipate, helping reduce the risk of increased body temperature.
3 Layer Approach
The INNOTEX GRAY™ Hoods use a 3 layer approach similar to Turnout Gear.
The exterior layer is either a 20%/80% Nomex/Lenzing blend or 20%/80% PBI/Lenzing blend. The middle layer, is a proprietary version of Stedair® PREVENT while the inner liner is a smooth, cooling multi-filament viscose.
The two inner layers are laminated together to increase comfort and reduce bulk.
INNOTEX GRAY™ WRISTLET & SLEEVE WELLS
Shields vulnerable area between sleeve & glove. Uninterrupted protection. Air permeable carcinogenic particulate blocking layer as liner.
Stedair® PREVENT extends to the very end of the wristlet, offering maximum protection.
INNOTEX GRAY™ STORM BAND
Shields vulnerable area between coat & pant. Elasticized waistband made of air permeable carcinogenic particulate blocking layer.
INNOTEX GRAY™ LEG GAITER
Shields vulnerable area between pant & boot. Elasticized leg gaiter made of air permeable carcinogenic particulate blocking layer.
Find full specs for INNOTEX GRAY™ in our catalog.