PBI fabrics are the first line of defence on the fire ground. They are renowned for their exceptional flame resistance and thermal protection from radiant heat and favoured by firefighters around the world.
PBI offers a wide range of fabrics that meet the needs of every situation and work effectively as an integral part of the protective garment. Each fabric has different properties and applications, but every PBI fabric provides the required protection from heat and flame that an outer fabric must deliver.
All PBI outer fabrics including PBI Gold, PBI Matrix, PBI Max, Gemini XTL, Titan 1260 and Ibena X55 are lightweight and strong and achieve high flame resistance. They deliver excellent tensile strength and will not become brittle, shrink or break open when exposed to flame and high temperatures. This means that the integrity of the internal layers of the garment is protected and the transfer of any radiant heat is slower, allowing more time for firefighters to escape to safety in a situation such as a flashover.
PBI’s ‘next to skin’ fabrics include PBI TriGuard, which delivers excellent protection against heat, flash fire and arc flash, as well as PBI BaseGuard, a flame resistant, no melt, no drip economical moisture wicking base layer.