CPA Knit 3-Ply CarbonX Hood
Chicago Protective Apparel Knit Three-Ply CarbonX Hood
- Made from knit CarbonX
- Long style
- NFPA 70E compliant
- ATPV of 53 cal
CarbonX comes in various weights of woven and knit fabrics. Knit CarbonX is excellent when used in baselayer garments and next-to-skin applications. It is very lightweight, flexible and soft-to-the-touch, while protecting the skin from burn injuries.
Base layer garments made of CarbonX knit fabrics play an essential role in protecting wearers against serious burn injuries and more common nuisance burns. In dangerous situations, having CarbonX knits close to the skin may buy the wearer critical time to escape without severe or life-threatening injuries. Additionally, CarbonX is inherently flame resistant and the thermal protective properties will not wash out or wear away.
One of the most significant characteristics that gives CarbonX such high protection from heat and flame is its high Limiting Oxygen Index, or LOI. The Limiting Oxygen Index measures the amount of oxygen required in the environment for a fabric to support combustion. Any material with an LOI of less than 20.95 (the oxygen volume of air) will burn in air. CarbonX has an LOI of 55, indicating that it needs an oxygen level of nearly three times that of air to burn. When exposed to heat and flame,the patented fiber blend carbonizes and then expands, eliminating any oxygen content within the fabric.