Innotex Gray™

Innotex Gray™

Engineered for your health

Our newest collection of protective interfaces. Designed to reduce the risk of carcinogenic particulate contamination while maintaining air permeability.

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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. 

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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.


Full Coverage

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.

(patent pending)

Air Permeability

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.

(patent pending)


Shields vulnerable area between sleeve & glove. Uninterrupted protection. Air permeable carcinogenic particulate blocking layer as liner.

(patent pending)


Stedair® PREVENT extends to the very end of the wristlet, offering maximum protection.

(patent pending)


Shields vulnerable area between coat & pant. Elasticized waistband made of air permeable carcinogenic particulate blocking layer.

(patent pending)


Shields vulnerable area between pant & boot. Elasticized leg gaiter made of air permeable carcinogenic particulate blocking layer.

(patent pending)


Find full specs for INNOTEX GRAY in our catalog.


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