- R&D 100 Awards
Open flames and pyrophoric chemicals expose laboratory workers to high risk potentials, and the handling of toxic, corrosive or flammable liquids is routine. Westex by Milliken’s new flame-resistant fabric, Westex ShieldCXP endows wearers with resistance to burns caused by flammable materials as well as chemical splash. Its novel set of benefits reduces laboratory personal protection equipment from a combination of four single-hazard layers to one simple garment. Westex ShieldCXP is made from 100 percent aramid fiber with an innovative technology that repels a wide variety of acids, bases and organic solvents. The chemical protection is provided while maintaining excellent breathability and comfort, which makes this fabric ideal for lab coats in university and industrial research laboratories.