Open flames and pyrophoric chemicals expose laboratory workers to high risk potentials, and the handling of toxic, corrosive or flammable liquids is routine.
Westex by Milliken’s new flame-resistant fabric, Westex ShieldCXP endows wearers with resistance to burns caused by flammable materials as well as chemical splash. Its novel set of benefits reduces laboratory personal protection equipment from a combination of four single-hazard layers to one simple garment. Westex ShieldCXP, which won a 2016 R&D 100 award, is made from 100 percent aramid fiber with an innovative technology that repels a wide variety of acids, bases and organic solvents. The chemical protection is provided while maintaining excellent breathability and comfort, which makes this fabric ideal for lab coats in university and industrial research laboratories.
Each year for more than 50 years, R&D Magazine has honored the 100 best innovations in research and development. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 R&D 100 Awards. Innovators with an exceptional product developed between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 should apply. Submissions close April 14, 2017
For information on the 55th Annual R&D 100 Awards and to enter visit http://www.rd100conference.com