Polartec Showcasing its FR Workwear Fabrics’ Safety and Style with DragonWear and Big Bill During the 65th Annual Petroleum Safety Conference

, a premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announced
it would be showcasing its line of innovative fire-resistant (FR)
workwear fabrics – including Polartec® Power Dry® FR, Polartec® Thermal
FR®, Polartec® Power Shield FR®, Polartec® Power Grid® FR, Polartec®
Wind Pro FR, at the 65th Annual Petroleum Safety Conference
in Banff, AB, Canada. Polartec’s fabrics are used by some of the top
workwear brands that are exhibiting at the show including DragonWear
(Booth #314) and Big Bill whose garments will be featured at the
Polartec booth, #222.

Polartec utilizes its outdoor heritage to create FR fabrics that are
durable, weather-resistant, highly breathable, dry quickly and allow for
freedom of movement so workers are comfortable at all times regardless
of their work environment. Comfort is king out on the rig or pipeline as
an unzipped zipper, soaked cotton shirt or any other non-compliant
behavior could spell disaster for a worker. Best of all, Polartec’s FR
fabrics are made with a unique blend of fibers for permanent flame
resistance and CGSB 155.20-2000, CSA Z462-15, CSA Z96-09, NFPA 70E, NFPA
2112 and ASTM F1506 compliance.

“Polartec is bringing more than 100 years of developing innovative
textiles that make seemingly impossible tasks possible to the workwear
market,” said Polartec Global Product Director, Military & Professional
Workwear, Michael Batson. “The boxy, uncomfortable FR jackets of
yesteryear are history. We’re working with some of the best brands in
the world to create modern, highly technical performance garments that
keep workers safe and looking good on the job site.”

PSC 2016 attendees looking to try out Polartec fabrics can visit the
company’s booth, #222, or DragonWear at booth #314. Here is a sampling
of new garments each of these brands are offering at the show:

DragonWear ELEMENTS BLAZE JACKET (Available Fall 2016)
Elements™ Blaze Jacket redefines high expectations with its durable,
wind-resistant and water-repellent finish designed to block wind and
shed light rain and snow with Polartec’s® time-tested Wind Pro® FR
fabric. The 3M Scotchlite™ Solid Silver Reflective ensures you stay
visible, while excellent fabric stretch supports greater range of
motion. Color: Hi-Vis Orange, Class 2, Level 2 Compliant. CAT 2, Arc
Rating 16 cal/cm2, NFPA 70E, CSA Z96.

DragonWear ELEMENTS ECLIPSE JACKET (Available Fall 2016)
won’t go gentle into the night wearing our intensely visible Elements™
Eclipse Jacket. The combination of Polartec’s® Wind Pro® FR fabric in
hi-vis yellow with rugged Polartec® HardFace® FR fabric makes this
jacket a powerful mix of shelter and strength against wind, rain and
sleet. Color: Hi-Vis Yellow, Class 3. CAT 2, Arc Rating 13 cal/cm2, NFPA
70E, ANSI 107.

Big Bill®’s High-Vis Long Sleeve T-shirt
with performance & comfort in mind, stay cool and seen on the job with
this high-vis, moisture wicking next-to-skin base. It is fast drying &
highly breathable. The 3M™ Scotchlite™ Segmented Heat Transferred 2” FR
Silver Reflective Material Emplacement provides comfort, breathability
and 360-degree visibility. Perfect for layering in colder environments
and keeping oil and gas workers dry. The garment meets CSA Z96 Class 2 /
Level 2 & ANSI 107 Class 3, Level 2 and is also available in bright

Big Bill®’s Quarter Zip Up Gridded Fleece
quarter-zip gridded fleece is a high performance with no added bulk. The
garment is flame-resistant, lightweight moisture wicking performance-fit
base is made from Dual-Hazard Polartec Power Grid Fabric. The Grid
channels reduce weight, increase warmth and are fast drying. Perfect for
layering, the garment is also available in bright orange with segmented

About DragonWear
DragonWear™, a division of True North®, is
a manufacturer of innovative, performance-based FR and arc-rated
clothing for the utilities, industrial safety and petro chemical
industries. All DragonWear™ fabrics are inherently flame-resistant and
utilize North American union-made materials. By developing new fabric
technologies and advanced product design, we strive to give our
customers the pinnacle in performance, comfort and protection in PPE
work wear. Our lifetime warranty, superior customer service and industry
expertise makes us the clear choice when choosing the clothes you live
in. To learn more, visit www.dragonwear.com.

About Big Bill
BIG BILL®, a brand by Codet Inc., has
manufactured quality workwear since 1946. All are garments are
manufactured in the United States & Canada, with domestic materials. We
offer a complete line of Flame Resistant & Arc Rated protective apparel
from heavy duty outerwear to base layers. BIG BILL® garments are
manufactured to meet the highest industry standards, including NFPA 70E,
CSA Z462, NFPA 2112, CSA Z96, ANSI 107, etc… We have a large selection
of over 100+ UL certified, Dual Hazard garments. To learn more, visit www.bigbillfr.com.

About Polartec, LLC
Polartec, LLC is the developer,
manufacturer, and marketer of Polartec® performance fabrics. Polartec®
products range from lightweight wicking base layers, to insulation
layers, to extreme weather protection and are utilized by the best
apparel brands in the world. For more information, visit www.Polartec.com.


Tim Morin, 617-399-0635