|Kappler’s improved fabric Lantex 300 uses NatureFlexfrom Innovia Films to enhance breathability.|
A US company has developed a fabric that offers high-level chemical protection, using NatureFlex from Innovia Films within its construction.
For thirty years Kappler, based in Alabama, has defined the protective garment industry with patented fabrics, innovative seaming technology and unique garment designs. Their latest product Lantex 300, a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1994 Class 3-certified chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) breathable protective suit, allows users in a hazardous chemical emergency situation to wear them for longer.
George Kappler, president of Kappler, says, “For years the Holy Grail of chemical protective clothing has been the quest for comfortable, breathable yet chemical protective fabrics. We, at Kappler believe we have achieved this quest with Innovia Films’ help. Our Lantex fabric gives good general chemical protection while reducing the heat stress associated with chemical protective fabrics."
“The breathable properties of NatureFlex have enabled us to develop an improved lighter fabric while maintaining essential chemical and gas barriers. In the environments for which this was developed, Lantex 300 is a significant improvement over existing safety chemical suits,” says Kappler.
Thomas Gwin, Innovia Films’ sales executive, explains, “We are delighted that our renewable and compostable NatureFlex film’s moisture vapour transmission rate (MVTR) ensured that it provided the necessary performance to be included in this unique fabric.”
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