“I’m feeling hotter in my turnout gear” is a common phrase stated by firefighters year after year. This epidemic is largely attributed to fires burning hotter with ambient air temperatures also continuing to rise. Safety Components, the global leader in firefighting fabric technology has listened and answered the call by developing a game-changing solution—Glide Ice thermal liners engineered with DuPont™ Nomex® filament.
Glide, consistently worn by more US metro cities than any other thermal liner and the world’s leading high performance thermal liner for firefighters since 1997, just got better. Glide Ice will build on the “slicker, softer and more comfortable” pedigree found in all Glide thermal liner options produced by Safety Components over the past two decades. Glide Ice feels cool with its ice blue design woven in Safety Components patented weave that combines 60% DuPont™ Nomex® filament yarns with 40% DuPont™ Nomex®/Lenzing® FR spun yarns. Utilizing DuPont™ Nomex® filament, Glide Ice features superior performance in breathability, freedom of movement, comfort, heat blocking capability, moisture management and fast dry times. Our patented high lubricity weave is lighter and slicker than competitive liner systems. Glide Ice, with DuPont™ Nomex® filament, guarantees better freedom of movement and longer lasting freedom of movement than any thermal liner in the world today.
Guy Lucas, Director of Marketing, SCI, commented, “At Safety Components, we always do what is best and what is right for first responders. Our continued commitment to the development of FR fabric solutions with enhanced safety, innovative design and life-improving technologies is unwavering.” Mr. Lucas went on to say, “We are truly excited to bring Glide Ice to dedicated firefighters around the globe.”
Glide Ice thermal liners ensure you stay cooler, drier and more comfortable in the hottest situations. Glide Ice, the coolest way to fight fire.
Glide Ice is fully UL approved and certified for a seamless transition from Glide Gold with DuPont™ Kevlar® filament to Glide Ice with DuPont™ Nomex® filament. With the full support of Safety Components and DuPont™, fire departments will start receiving Glide Ice in Q4 of 2016.
DuPont™, Nomex® and Kevlar® are registered trademarks or trademarks of E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.
For more information, go to www.glideice.com