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Ara‑Tek FR Tri‑Blend

Similar comfort and flame and thermal resistance to the popular Nomex®/Lenzing FR® blend at a fraction of the cost. Where Ara‑Tek FR really shines is its durability and arc resistance. UL Classified to NFPA 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting – Current Edition.

Physical Properties:

Material Weight6 oz. / 204g
Outer ColorWhite
Thread ColorsNatural (White) or Black

Test Results:

Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)
  • Initial / After 5 Washings
26.7 sec / 28.1 sec
After Flame
  • Initial (Warp x Fill)
    After 5 Washings
0 in x 0 in
0 in x 0 in
Char Length
  • Initial (Warp x Fill)
    After 5 Washings
1.4 in x 1.4 in
1.3 in x 1.2 in
Heat and Thermal Shrinkage
  • After 5 Washings
Fabric Burst Strength365.3 N
Seam Burst Strength722.1 N
Melt or Drip When Exposed to FlameNone
Limited Oxgen Index (LOI) ASTM D 2863‑9529
Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV)9.3
Hazard Risk Category (HRC)HRC 2



NextGen hoods are available sewn with either color‑coordinated (matching) or color‑contrasting 100% Nomex® thread.


100% Nomex embroidered patch. Minimum order 25 each.


High resolution multi‑color transfers. Minimum order 100 each.